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Key Employment Law Events in 2017 and Beyond
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • January 5 2017

Current indications are that 2017 may be a fairly static year as regards to employment law


Serious e-privacy breaches: ICO guidance on monetary penalties
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • United Kingdom
  • March 30 2012

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has laid before the UK Parliament a draft of its new guidance on monetary penalties


Appeal against exclusion from patentability of software to protect minors online allowed
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • United Kingdom
  • January 12 2012

In relation to the application by Protecting Kids the World Over (PKTWO) 2011 EWHC 2720 (Pat), the High Court of England and Wales has allowed an appeal against a decision of a Hearing Officer that found that an alarm notification system for monitoring inappropriate electronic communications fell within the computer program exclusion


International Chamber of Commerce UK cookie guide
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • United Kingdom
  • April 30 2012

The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has issued guidance to help website operators and users understand and apply the changes to the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations 2003 relating to cookies that will come into force in the United Kingdom on 25 May 2012


“UK’s safest broadband”: TalkTalk in breach of CAP and BCAP Code
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • United Kingdom
  • February 29 2012

TalkTalk’s adverts claiming to offer the “UK’s safest broadband” have been found to be in breach of the Committee of Advertising Practice (CAP) and Broadcast Committee of Advertising Practice (BCAP) Code


ICO guidance on data protection and social networking
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • United Kingdom
  • June 30 2013

The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has published guidance on when it considers that the Data Protection Act 1998 (the Act) will apply to the


High Court of England and Wales assesses issues of liability and damages in misuse of customer database
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • United Kingdom
  • November 7 2013

In a case concerning the misuse of a customer database, the High Court of England and Wales has assessed damages for breach of confidence


Information Commissioner’s Office urges organisations to implement “bring your own device” policies
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • United Kingdom
  • November 7 2013

Following a data breach by the Royal Veterinary College (RVC), the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has urged organisations to include


Information Commissioner’s Office publishes report on enforcement of new cookie rules
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • United Kingdom
  • January 9 2013

Six months after the entry into force of amendments to the EPrivacy and Electronic Communications Directive 200258 EC (the Directive), the Information


UK data anonymisation code
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • United Kingdom
  • March 13 2013

The UK Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has published a code of practice on managing data protection risks related to data anonymisation (the