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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

The Independent Commission on Freedom of Information issues call for evidence
  • Hogan Lovells
  • United Kingdom
  • October 23 2015

The Independent Commission on Freedom of Information has recently issued a call for evidenceas part of a review which may herald comprehensive

EMEA legal insights bulletin
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • Azerbaijan, Belgium, Hungary, Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom
  • September 15 2015

It is forecast that seven of the top 10 countries in terms of GDP growth within the next decade will be from Africa. But this growth is wholly

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

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

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

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

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

Freedom of Information: the right to know becomes the right to use
  • Hill Dickinson LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • August 12 2014

On 31 July 2014 the Court of Appeal handed down its judgment in Innes -v- (1) Information Commissioner (2) Buckinghamshire County Council 2014 EWCA

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