UK Law

UK Government note clarifies “no deal” and data protection

The UK Government has published a “no deal” note to clarify how data protection law will work in the event that the UK leaves the EU without a deal. The note confirms that separate draft regulations and more detailed guidance … Continue reading

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Brexit Withdrawal Agreement: Impact for data protection

Following a UK Cabinet meeting on 14 November 2018, the UK Government has announced support for the text of a draft Withdrawal Agreement and an outline of the Political Declaration on the Future Relationship agreed with EU negotiators. The Withdrawal … Continue reading

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Budget 2018: Investing in a rapidly evolving digital landscape

Advances in technology and changing business models are transforming the global economy across all industry sectors. The measures announced by the Chancellor in Monday’s Budget Speech showcase how the UK Government is seeking to embrace innovation and new and emerging … Continue reading

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Court of Appeal confirms Morrisons vicariously liable for employee’s deliberate actions in first successful UK class action for data breach

The Court of Appeal has today dismissed an appeal against the High Court’s decision that Morrisons was vicariously liable for its employee’s misuse of data, despite: (i) Morrisons having done as much as it reasonably could to prevent the misuse; … Continue reading

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Data protection if there’s no Brexit deal

On 13 September 2018, the UK Government published a series of technical notes setting out the implications in various sectors and areas of a ‘no deal’ scenario (i.e. a scenario in which the UK leaves the EU without an agreement), … Continue reading

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Drafting Contracts: Key lessons from 2017

As part of the firm’s annual contract law update we consider a number of interesting contract law cases that highlight key points for those involved in drafting or managing contracts. The cases selected cover the formation of contracts, interpretation of … Continue reading

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First reading of Telecommunications Infrastructure Bill

The Telecommunications Infrastructure (relief from Non-Domestic rates) Bill 2017-2019 (“the Bill“) passed its second reading debate in the House of Commons without any division on Monday 10 July 2017. MPs will next consider the Bill in a Committee of the … Continue reading

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First Digital Economy Act Commencement Regulations Published

The first commencement instrument under the Digital Economy Act 2017 (the “Act“) has now been published. The Act anticipates staggered commencement dates with many of the provisions being commenced and the detail provided by secondary legislation. The recent Digital Economy … Continue reading

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The Queen’s Speech 2017: TMT initiatives

On 21 June 2017 the Queen’s Speech was delivered in the Houses of Parliament and announced a number of measures relevant to the TMT sector.

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Digital Economy Act 2017: The pick ‘n’ mix assortment of provisions receives Royal Assent

The Digital Economy Act (the “Act“) finally received Royal Assent on 27 April 2017 and the final text was published at the beginning of May. First introduced in the House of Commons in July 2016, it has been the subject … Continue reading

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