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Privacy notices: the ICO follows the lead of the EU data protection authorities in their interpretation of Article 13 UK GDPR
June 06, 2023
On 15 May, the ICO published the monetary penalty notice (MPN) in relation to the £12.7 million fine it imposed on TikTok in April. This MPN and its accompanying annexes set out details of TikTok’s non-compliance with data protection law and the reasons why the ICO considered that a fine was appropriate.
Privilege, privacy and confidentiality; unlike confidentiality, reasonable expectation of privacy is not a precursor to privilege
February 08, 2023
The Commercial Court in Jinxin Inc v Aser Media Pte Ltd and others & Others has ruled that an employer’s right to monitor and access private information of an employee held on its systems does not extend to a loss of confidentiality in those documents, and therefore a loss of privilege, as against the employer.
The servant of two masters: ICO and OFCOM Joint Statement on Online Safety and Data Protection – coordination so service providers can comply with both
December 06, 2022
On 25 November 2022, the UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) and the Office of Communications (OFCOM) (together, the Regulators) released a joint statement setting out their shared views on the interactions between online safety and data protection (the Statement).
The proposed EU Cyber Resilience Act: what it is and how it may impact the supply chain
October 17, 2022
On 15 September 2022, the European Commission published its proposal for a new Regulation which sets out cybersecurity related requirements for products with “digital elements”, known as the proposed Cyber Resilience Act (the CRA).
High Court rejects claim blockchain developers owe duties to users
March 29, 2022
The latest instalment in the Tulip Trading v Bitcoin Association litigation has been greeted with relief by many in the blockchain community, after the High Court threw out a claim that bitcoin developers (including several bitcoin forks) owed a duty of care or a fiduciary duty to an alleged owner of bitcoin.
Copyright protection for AI-created work?
March 21, 2022
Artificial intelligence (AI) systems are capable of creating a wide range of artistic, musical, and literary works and inventions without human involvement. These AI creations raise challenges to intellectual property (IP) frameworks.
Facebook data "scraping" claim lacks some basis in fact
February 25, 2022
The Supreme Court of British Columbia recently dismissed an attempt to certify a class action lawsuit against Facebook after the court found the plaintiffs failed to provide some “basis in fact” for their central allegation – that Facebook engaged in unauthorized data scraping.
Digital transformation: Key technology, cybersecurity and privacy risks
September 09, 2021
In this blog we discuss the risks associated with digital transformation from technology, cybersecurity and privacy perspectives.
EU’s possible Data Act
July 01, 2021
Response to to the Consultation and Inception Impact Assessment are bound to shape the future of EU’s digital economy.
Max Schrems’ NGO, noyb, submits mass cookie law compliance complaints
June 14, 2021
Max Schrems’ privacy NGO, noyb, submits hundreds of draft complaints to companies across the Europe about their cookie law compliance.