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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


Practice guidance on use of social media in court
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • United Kingdom
  • March 28 2012

The Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales has published a Practice Guidance on the use of social media, including Twitter, during court proceedings which are open to the public and not subject to reporting restrictions


High Court provides guidance on online marketing issues
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • United Kingdom
  • November 17 2011

In the case of Playup Interactive Entertainment (UK) Pty Ltd v Givemefootball Ltd 2011 EWHC 1980 (Comm), the owner of a football website entered into a contract to send marketing e-mails and SMS communications on behalf of a sponsor (the claimant) to recipients who had opted-in to the service


Take care if restricting the right to rescind a contract
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • United Kingdom
  • August 15 2011

The Court of Appeal has held in BDW Trading Ltd (ta Barratt North London) v JM Rowe (Investments) Ltd 2011 EWCA Civ 548 that where parties agree to particular restrictions on a contractual right to rescind, this agreement is exhaustive and no other restrictions will apply


High Court upholds choice of law and jurisdiction clauses in auction case
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • United Kingdom
  • July 14 2011

In Coys of Kensington Automobiles Limited v Tiziana Pugliese 2011 EWHC 655, the High Court held that the signature of an Italian consumer was sufficient to accept auction terms conferring English law and jurisdiction


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


European Commission refers UK to ECJ over privacy and personal data protection
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • January 6 2011

The European Commission (Commission) has decided to refer the UK to the EU's Court of Justice (ECJ) for not fully implementing rules on the confidentiality of electronic communications


High Court grants Norwich Pharmacal order in Wikipedia case
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • United Kingdom
  • February 22 2010

The High Court has granted an order requiring Wikimedia Foundation Inc (Wikimedia) to disclose the IP address of a registered user of Wikipedia


High Court rules on the BBC's disclosure obligations under the Freedom of Information Act
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • United Kingdom
  • December 9 2009

On 2 October 2009 the High Court of England and Wales decided two closely connected cases on the BBC's obligation to provide information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the Act


Breach of confidence claim upheld by the High Court
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • United Kingdom
  • October 26 2009

The High Court recently held that the copying and retention of a number of documents and information belonging to his previous employer by an ex-employee amounted to a breach of confidence