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The dangers of FOIA for commercially sensitive information
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • May 6 2016

An increasing number of organisations are affected by the Freedom of Information Act 2000 ("FOIA") by their dealings and exchange of information with

Government reveals new UK surveillance measures in the wake of tribunal decision restricting the Wilson Doctrine
  • Hogan Lovells
  • United Kingdom
  • November 9 2015

On 4 November 2015, the government published the Investigatory Powers Bill, containing new surveillance powers for police and Security Services in

General counsel update
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • USA, Germany, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Mongolia, Singapore, United Kingdom, China, European Union
  • July 11 2012

This is the thirtieth in our series of general counsel updates which aim to summarise major developments in key areas

Twitter found to be unsuitable means of communicating FOIA request
  • RPC
  • United Kingdom
  • November 27 2015

The First Tier Tribunal (Information Rights) (the Tribunal) has held that a request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 made via Twitter is not

Ten Years On: The Freedom of Information Act at the cross roads
  • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • February 15 2016

This briefing considers the UK’s freedom of information regime; focusing on potential forthcoming changes which could have far reaching implications

Europe & Middle East Quarterly Update - March 2016
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • Austria, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Czech Republic, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Russia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Kazakhstan, Luxembourg, Morocco, Netherlands, Poland, Qatar, Egypt, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy
  • March 31 2016

As previously advised, a number of rules contained within the Maternity Protection Regulations (“Mutterschutzgesetz”) have been extended to freelance

Corporate Crime & Investigations Update - 11 January 2016
  • Addleshaw Goddard LLP
  • Ukraine, United Kingdom, USA
  • January 11 2016

Southwark Crown Court ordered Smith and Ouzman Ltd. to pay a total of approximately £2.2 million in relation to bribes paid to public officials for

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

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

Subject of safeguarding alert allowed to bring claims for defamation, breaches of the Data Protection Act and breaches of his human rights
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • September 17 2012

The High Court has allowed a claimant to proceed with claims against public bodies and their officers based on the way in which they have investigated safeguarding concerns