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Status updates - November 10 2014
  • Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • United Kingdom, USA
  • November 10 2014

Remember the 1980s? Back then, watching a movie on demand meant visiting your local video store and renting the video tape version of the film that


Public disclosure of confidential information provided to public authorities
  • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • July 1 2014

A recent ruling of the First-Tier Tribunal highlights the risk that information provided to public authorities may be made public. The case of London


Landmark House of Lords ruling on FOIdata protection
  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • August 7 2008

On 9 July 2008 the House of Lords gave its first judgment on the freedom of information legislation


New ECHR judgment: DNA database breaches human rights!
  • Dentons
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • December 23 2008

On 4 December 2008, the ECHR ruled that the UK Government's policy of retaining DNA samples of individuals suspected but then not convicted of a crime was a breach of the Article 8 right of respect for personal and family life that could not be justified on the grounds of the prevention of disorder or crime


European Court of Human Rights limits DNA and fingerprint databases
  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • January 5 2009

At a December 4 hearing in Strasbourg, France, the European Court of Human Rights announced a potentially far-reaching decision restricting the authority of European governments to retain the genetic material, genetic profiles and fingerprints of persons once targeted as criminal suspects but not convicted


Environmental Information Regulations - Supreme Court refers interpretation of public interest test to the European Court of Justice
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • February 25 2010

The Supreme Court in Office of Communications v Information Commissioner 2010 UKSC 3 has made a reference to the European Court of Justice ("European Court") in relation to the Environmental Information Regulations 2004 ("EIR"


The war against terror somewhat surprisingly provides clarity regarding the scope of protection available to databases
  • Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • December 15 2011

In a case regarding the extraction of deleted data from mobile phones to prove terrorist and other criminal activity, Arnold J gives valuable guidance as to when copyright in databases, the data in databases and tables and compilations will and will not subsist


FOIA exemptions
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • January 10 2012

The Information Tribunal has recently given helpful guidance on the application of the section 36 FOIA 2000 exemption


Applications to restrict publication of evidence in an inquiry under the UK's Inquiries Act 2005
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • October 30 2012

The High Court has dismissed a claim for judicial review of a decision of the chairman of a statutory public inquiry to allow interim disclosure of surveillance evidence to the legal team of an interested party, in the context of an application by the police to restrict publication of that material


Is there privacy for public sector workers?
  • Bird & Bird
  • United Kingdom
  • May 20 2008

Individuals working in the private sector can expect that the personal data they provide to their employer will be kept confidential and only disclosed to third parties in very limited circumstances