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From time to time we will post news articles and announcements relating to the firm and to various legal issues that may be of interest to you.
Developments in technology have resulted in an increase in available programs and software which employers can use to electronically monitor the activities of their employees. It is not uncommon to have trackers in company vehicles for legitimate pur
As the Scottish Government eases some of the lockdown restrictions, businesses in the hospitality sector have been able to open outdoor areas, such as beer gardens, from the 6th July 2020 and indoor areas from 15th July. As part of the re-opening the
We previously wrote a blog looking at a court decision in WM Morrisons Supermarkets plc v Various Claimants, which found that Morrisons were liable to pay compensation for breaches of data protection caused by a ‘rogue’ employee with a grudge. The Su
Children everywhere are devastated this year after discovering Santa Claus is to be investigated by the ICO for being in breach of the GDPR. An anonymous complaint noted Mr Claus has been making a list of children’s names and addresses and ‘checking
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force on 25th May 2018. Now over a year since its introduction, has it changed data protection practice?  Although not an exact science, various surveys and reports have tended to indicate
Under the Data Protection Act 2018, individuals have the right to access personal data which organisations hold about them. The right entitles an individual to: Confirmation that the organisation is processing their personal dataA copy of their perso
The news that British Airways is facing a fine of £184m after personal data of some 500,000 customers was harvested by cyber criminals shows the tough stance of the UK’s data regulator following the introduction of new EU data protection laws last ye
There has been much highlighting of the high level fines which can be imposed under the GDPR for data protection breaches. What is less known is that individuals can be prosecuted and subject to fines for data protection offences on a personal basis.
  We all trust our doctors to have our best intentions at heart, and to make sure we get the care and treatment we need. Doctors have always taken detailed notes of each patient’s health history, medical requirements, and their own recommendatio
  It has been reported recently that Google has been issued with a major fine of £44 million (57 million euros) by French authorities for non-compliance with the GDPR: the most significant fine since the introduction of the GDPR. This is the first ma
We will be holding a free seminar on 21st February 2019 on the GDPR and issues it raises for employers. We want to hear from you – what data protection issues or concerns do you have in your business? Let us know and we will seek to cover these in ou
Can an employer be vicariously liable for a breach of data protection duties owed by the employer to its employees where an individual employee is responsible for the breach? Yes, according to a recent decision of the Court of Appeal. In a fairly top
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