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Shoosmiths LLP | United Kingdom | 20 Oct 2020

What’s that? Use of private WhatsApp chat in misconduct proceedings allowed

The Scottish Courts held that private communications such as WhatsApp messages may be used as evidence in misconduct proceedings where the…

Brodies LLP | United Kingdom | 28 Aug 2020

Automated facial recognition: a controversial future tool for fighting crime

The use of automated facial recognition (AFR) is welcomed by some as technology that assists in the prevention and detection of crime and objected to…

Osborne Clarke | United Kingdom | 24 Aug 2020

Appeals court hands down the UK’s first judgment on automated facial recognition

Ruling that the use of automated facial recognition by the South Wales Police was unlawful has broader significance for businesses and organisations…

5SAH Chambers | United Kingdom | 14 Jul 2020

The hacking of EncroChat Part 2: Equipment Interference and Intelligence Sharing

It remains unclear at the moment whether or not the hacking of EncroChat is best considered as ‘interception’, defined under section 4 of the…

Kingsley Napley | United Kingdom | 7 Jan 2019

“A sorry state of affairs” - Lazarov v Bulgaria and R (Lazarov) v Westminster Magistrates’ Court

In the case of Lazarov v Bulgaria the High Court found itself in some legal difficulty as it sought to deal with an appeal against an extradition…

Reed Smith LLP | United Kingdom | 11 Dec 2018

Joint Committee on Human Rights launches inquiry into Article 8 and the digital revolution

The Joint Committee on Human Rights has launched an inquiry into the right to privacy under Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights…

Walder Wyss | Switzerland | 10 Dec 2018

Die Voraussetzungen zur Geheimnisentbindung in Bezug auf die Einwilligung sowie Interessenabwägung von öffentlichen und privaten Interessen

Im vorliegenden Fall musste sich das Bundesgericht eingehend mit der Entbindung eines Arztes vom Berufsgeheimnis äussern. In illustrativer Weise nahm…

CMS Legal | Netherlands | 12 Oct 2018

Dutch judiciary comprehensively rejects government’s climate change appeal

On 9th October 2018, The Hague Court of Appeal handed down its judgment in a long running appeal brought by the Dutch government against a judgment…

Corker Binning | European Union, United Kingdom | 10 Oct 2018

Spent Convictions: The Foibles of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act within the Context of Internet Permanence

The shockwaves of a criminal conviction can be felt far beyond the conclusion of any sentence; the stigma of criminality often frustrates social…

Cuatrecasas | United Kingdom | 27 Sep 2018

Condena al Reino Unido por interceptar comunicaciones

El pasado 13 de septiembre, el Tribunal Europeo de Derechos Humanos (TEDH) condenó al Reino Unido (Sentencia Big Brother Watch and Other v. The United…
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