Data Breach detracts from New Year Honours List

On 27 December 2019, the Cabinet Office inadvertently published a spreadsheet online containing personal data of the 1,097 recipients of New Year Honours. This disastrous data breach detracted from the announcement...


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Google sidesteps “Copyright” Link Tax in France and refuses to pay for linking to news and content snippets

Google has responded to the implementation of a new EU Copyright Directive (EU) 2019/790 (“Directive”, available here) requiring news aggregators to make payments to publishers for the right to display snippets...


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ICO consultation on proposed Accountability Toolkit designed to help businesses with the GDPR

The ICO has been running a consultation on the introduction of an Accountability Toolkit to help businesses test their compliance with the accountability principle under the GDPR; and to demonstrate this...


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Managing termination payments for Commercial Agents in Europe.

Background to the Commercial Agents Regulations The Commercial Agents (Council Directive) Regulations 1993 (the “Regulations”) are derived from French and German law in the area of commercial agents, which have been...


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