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E-mail on back-up server deemed to be held for freedom of information purposes

  • Baker & McKenzie
  • -
  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • April 26 2012

In an appeal from the Information Commission's decision, the First-Tier Tribunal General Regulatory Chamber on Information Rights has decided that the Information Commissioner was wrong to conclude on a balance of probabilities that the University of East Anglia no longer had a copy of an e-mail requested by the appellant

CJEU sanctions the "sale" of second-hand software

  • Baker & McKenzie
  • -
  • European Union
  • -
  • July 6 2012

The Court of Justice of the European Union ("CJEU") issued a judgment on 3 July 2012 which legitimises the "sale" of second-hand computer programs

Information Commissioner issues draft guidance on the issue of monetary penalties

  • Baker & McKenzie
  • -
  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • March 15 2010

Subject to parliamentary approval, the power of the Information Commissioner (IC) to impose penalties up to a maximum of £500,000 for "serious" breaches of the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA) is due to come into force on 6 April 2010

Ofcom consults on internet traffic management and net neutrality

  • Baker & McKenzie
  • -
  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • September 14 2010

Ofcom has issued a consultation on net neutrality and traffic management

Government consults on level of monetary penalties for breach of Data Protection Act 1988

  • Baker & McKenzie
  • -
  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • February 10 2010

The UK Government has launched a consultation on the maximum penalties for serious breach of provisions of the Data Protection Act 1998

Public bodies reform affects IT and IP sectors

  • Baker & McKenzie
  • -
  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • December 14 2010

The UK Government has announced its proposals to substantially reform a large number of public bodies, aiming to increase the transparency and accountability of the services provided by them

Breach of contract for third-party supply of software

  • Baker & McKenzie
  • -
  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • June 15 2011

The High Court dismissed a claim for breach of contract for the third-party supply of software alleged to be of unsatisfactory quality and unfit for purpose in the case of Mayor & Burgesses Of Southwark London Borough Council v IBM UK Ltd

Fines imposed for unwanted marketing calls and messages

  • Baker & McKenzie
  • -
  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • July 4 2011

The Department for Culture, Media and Sport has announced that the Information Commissioner's Office (the ICO) will have new powers to serve monetary penalties of up to £50,000 for serious incidents where businesses and organisations make unwanted marketing phone calls or send unwanted marketing e-mails to consumers

Government consults on the introduction of custodial sentences for offences committed under section 55 of the Data Protection Act 1998

  • Baker & McKenzie
  • -
  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • January 4 2010

It is an offence for a person knowingly or recklessly to (a) obtain or disclose personal data or the information contained in personal data; or (b) procure the disclosure to another person of the information contained in the personal data, without the consent of the data controller (a section 55 offence

Results of consultation on online privacy code published

  • Baker & McKenzie
  • -
  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • July 22 2010

The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has published the results of the online consultation on the new draft code of practice which will provide a practical and common sense approach to protecting individuals' privacy online