ICO releases guidance for mandatory collection of track and trace data

Following the UK Government’s tightening of track and trace measures last week, it is now mandatory for various organisations, including public authorities, to collect contact information for those visiting their establishments such as hotels, cafes, community centres or local libraries. These records can be called upon by contact tracing schemes such as the NHS Track…

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Standing to bring a Procurement Challenge

In a trial of two preliminary issues in Community R4C Ltd -v- Gloucestershire County Council [2020] EWHC 1803 (TCC) the Court held that a consortium was not an Economic Operator under the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (PCR 2015).  Even if it was, in a hypothetical tender the consortium would not have had the financial standing to pass…

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VIRTUAL REALITY: HM LAND REGISTRY’S RELAXATION OF THE RULES ON THE EXECUTION OF DEEDS

HMLR will now be accepting witnessed electronic signatures for deeds effecting property transactions. Due to the risks and implications associated with conveyancing transactions, the practice seems to advance into the digital era at a snail pace.  However, HMLR has finally discarded the last requirement for hard copy deeds in recognition of increasing utilisation of online…

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Police use of Facial Recognition Technology found to be Unlawful

The Court of Appeal in the case of R (Bridges) -v- Chief Constable of South Wales Police and Others [2020] EWCA Civ 1058 overturned the High Court’s decision and found the use of facial recognition technology in this circumstance was unlawful. The Court of Appeal determined that the use of facial recognition technology being used…

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What to do when things go wrong with your ERP implementation

Dos Know your contract! Firstly, familiarise yourself with your contract. The provisions have been carefully drafted and are there to be used. There is no substitute for reading the contract and no need to shy away from the contract for fear of ‘going contractual’: the contract provides the parties with a structure under which you can address…

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