IP & Technology

The House of Lords yesterday passed an amendment to the Data Protection Bill which provides welcome clarity in relation to the legitimate interests condition for processing personal data. The amendment is an early Christmas present for universities and other public authorities with hybrid activities. Background The General Data Protection Regulation states that public authorities cannot… Read more »

Employment

The High Court has today issued its eagerly awaited judgment in group litigation arising out of a data breach affecting 100,000 employees of the Morrisons supermarket chain. The judgment, for which Morrisons has been granted leave to appeal, has major implications for data controllers. Background In 2013 an internal auditor at Morrisons deliberately copied Morrisons’… Read more »

IP & Technology

With just six months to go until the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force, we have put together a number of handy guides to help you prepare, including sector and industry specific guides and guides to key topics, such as consent, automated decision making and data protection impact assessments. We have also developed… Read more »

IP & Technology

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) introduces new rules in relation to certain kinds of automated decision making and profiling. Earlier this week, the Article 29 Working Party published its draft guidance on how those rules should be interpreted. What is automated decision making and profiling? Automated decision making and profiling are two separate, but… Read more »

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