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New Scottish Information Commissioner and other recent developments in freedom of information
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • May 11 2012

Earlier this month the new Scottish Information Commissioner (SIC), Rosemary Agnew, took up her position


Proposals for EU data protection overhaul
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • May 11 2012

With the advent of social networking, cloud computing and smart cards we now leave digital traces with every online transaction we make


IT contract disaster: De Beers' IT system more coal than diamond
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • February 28 2011

At the end of last year the High Court in England issued its judgment in De Beers UK Limited ("De Beers") v ATOS Origin IT Services UK Limited ("ATOS"


Protection of Freedoms Bill published
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • February 28 2011

When the Conservative-Liberal Government was unveiled last May the document "The Coalition: our programme for government" set out the Government's commitments to introduce legislation to regulate or amend legislation to reduce various types of intrusion into our day to day lives


Review of the current regulation of CCTV is planned but the plans outlined by the government are limited in scope
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • July 14 2011

It was in 2000 that the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) published its first Code of Practice aimed at ensuring that the use of Closed Circuit Television Cameras (CCTV) was compliant with the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA


Water and sewerage companies are not public authorities for the purposes of Environmental Information Regulations 2004
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • February 28 2011

The Upper Tribunal (Administrative Appeals Chamber), in Smartsource Drainage & Water Reports Limited ("Smartsource") v The Information Commissioner, has upheld the decision of the Information Commissioner ("IC") and found that privatised water and sewerage companies do not fall within the definition of public authorities for the purposes of the Environmental Information Regulations 2004 ("the Regulations"


Recent privacy developments: cookies, ICO powers, security breaches and fines
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • July 14 2011

On 26 May the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) (Amendment) Regulations 2011 came into force


Freedom of information and data protection no clearer understanding of relationship
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • July 5 2010

The interaction between Freedom of Information legislation (FOI) and data protection is a difficult one


The sky’s the limit for liability
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • July 5 2010

As a result of the current economic climate more and more contractual disputes are being fought out in court, including disputes regarding limitation and exclusion of liability clauses


Information Commissioner issues first fines for data security breaches
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • December 15 2010

The UK Information Commissioner ("IC") has recently issued its first penalties under its new powers to fine organisations up to £500,000 for serious breaches of the Data Protection Act 1998 ("DPA"