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Herbert Smith Freehills LLP | United Kingdom | 4 May 2022

Court finds Government’s Covid policy in care homes unlawful

In R (Gardner and Harris) v Secretary of State for Health and Social Care and others [2022] EWHC 967 (Admin) the Divisional Court has found that…
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Herbert Smith Freehills LLP | United Kingdom | 11 Mar 2022

Court of Appeal finds no breach of positive human rights duties

The Court of Appeal has allowed an appeal by the Environment Agency (“EA”) and set aside a declaration made by the High Court which had required the…
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Lexology PRO | 16 Feb 2022

Why the Bloomberg privacy case matters for data protection

The UK Supreme Court’s ruling against Bloomberg News for misuse of private information holds lessons for data protection.
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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Walder Wyss Ltd | 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…
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