Mobile Phone Extraction by Police Forces – ICO’s Latest Findings

On 18 June the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) released its investigation report into mobile phone data extraction by police forces in England and Wales. The investigation, which began in August 2018, was carried out by the ICO following concerns about the potential for excessive processing of personal data that could arise as a result of…

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NIS Regulations – One Year On

The NIS Regulations – One Year On What is the relevance for the public sector and how can compliance be ensured? THE NIS DIRECTIVE The Network and Information Security or the NIS Directive, also known as the Cybersecurity Directive, intends to establish a uniform level of cybersecurity for network and information systems that process ‘digital…

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The Court of Appeal considers the application of liquidated damages following termination of an ICT contract in Triple Point Technology v PTT [2019] EWCA Civ 230

Background: PTT, an oil and gas company, engaged Triple Point Technology to supply a software system for use in its commodities trading. The project was split into two phases: Phase 1 to replace the existing system and Phase 2 to develop the system to accommodate new types of trade. The parties agreed that milestone payments…

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Effective relief notices: Agilisys Limited v CGI IT UK limited

Background In August 2015 CGI IT UK Limited (“CGI”) entered into a contract with the City of Edinburgh Council for the provision of ICT and Transformation Services. CGI subsequently engaged Agilisys Limited (“Agilisys”) under a sub-contract, making it responsible for replacing three finance systems with a new single system and delivering a new online platform…

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The ‘5G city’—a ‘tremendously exciting opportunity’ but only ‘one part of the solution’

LNB News 03/04/2018 78 The government has announced plans to create a ‘5G city’ in a multi million pound trial of new high speed connectivity, in order to pave the way for a future rollout of 5G across the UK. Lawyers from Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner, Eversheds Sutherland LLP, Sharpe Pritchard LLP and Trowers &…

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New kid on the block: How blockchain could transform local government

With the recent press speculation about the collapse of Bitcoin – the world’s first and largest cryptocurrency – you’d be forgiven for thinking that the technology underpinning it, known as blockchain, is unlikely to have much use in the local government sector. However, in this article, Raj Shah, a solicitor in Sharpe Pritchard’s Projects department,…

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