Data Protection in 2020

As we enter 2020, we consider what we expect to be on the data protection agenda this year. More fines from the ICO? In 2019, we saw the ICO issue two intentions to fine Marriott and British Airways in the sums of £99,200,396 and £183,390,000 respectively. Crucially, these are currently only intentions to fine and…

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The ICO has recently issued its draft direct marketing code of practice for public consultation.

The ICO has prepared the code of conduct as required by s122 of the Data Protection Act 2018 and the ICO anticipates that the final version will be finalised later this year. The draft code covers direct marketing messages, online advertising and selling data. In relation to direct marketing, the code reminds public sector bodies…

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The CJEU considers the territorial application for global search engines in relation to the right to be forgotten in Google Inc. v CNIL

Gemma Townley, Partner and Nadia Ahmed, Trainee Solicitor in the Technology team at Sharpe Pritchard consider the recent judgment by the CJEU in Google v CNIL, which gives a landmark ruling on the territorial application of the right to be forgotten for global search engines. Introduction On the 24 September 2019, the Court of Justice…

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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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