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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

The 91 year-old activist and the angry neighbour: the Supreme Court considers the limits on police retaining personal data
  • RPC
  • United Kingdom
  • March 9 2015

In a decision handed down last week, the Supreme Court has decided that the police were entitled to retain personal data regarding a 91 year-old

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

House of Lords data protection judgment delivered
  • Bird & Bird
  • United Kingdom
  • July 11 2008

On Wednesday 9 July, the House of Lords handed down its decision in the case of Common Services Agency v Scottish Information Commissioner

High Court rules on subject access request made by an individual outside the UK
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • United Kingdom
  • March 31 2015

The Claimant, who is on death row in Kenya for kidnapping and murder of British nationals, made a subject access request (SAR) to the Metropolitan

Civil liberties campaigners claim Supreme Court judgment gives police ‘extraordinary discretion’ to compile database
  • Leigh Day
  • United Kingdom
  • March 4 2015

The Network for Police Monitoring (Netpol), a national Civil Liberties organisation, has expressed great disappointment to a Supreme Court judgment

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

International regulatory update 7 - 11 January 2013
  • Clifford Chance LLP
  • Global, India, Poland, Singapore, United Kingdom, USA, European Union, France
  • January 14 2013

EMIR: Extension of scrutiny period for Commission Delegated Regulations Basel III: Basel Committee releases revised version of Liquidity Coverage

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