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InStep Winter 2015 - Higher Education
  • Eversheds LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • January 22 2016

Welcome to the first issue of Instep for the 2015-16 academic year. As the new Conservative government gets into its stride after the general election


InStep Winter 2015 - Further Education and Academies
  • Eversheds LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • January 22 2016

Welcome to the first issue of Instep for the 2015-16 academic year. As the new Conservative government gets into its stride after the General


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


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


Out of range: unobtainable personal data
  • Collyer Bristow LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • February 4 2015

Such is Dr Raminder Ranger's success as an entrepreneur that he has received, amongst other things, an MBE for his services to business as well as


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


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


Information Tribunal considers scope of ‘commercial interests’ FOIA exemption
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • United Kingdom
  • October 29 2009

In Fred Keene v Central Office of Information, the Information Tribunal has considered the commercial interests exemption in section 43(2) of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA) and how it applies to tender information


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