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The first over the line – Dixons Carphone

Dixons Carphone (DC) is investigating a hacking attempt which involved almost six million credit and debit cards and over a million customer data records. The incident could be the first significant data breach to be investigated by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Data Protection Act 2018. […]

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What’s holding up Roman’s Tier 1 application?

With reports over the weekend that Roman Abramovich’s Tier 1 Investor application is subject to an unusual and on-going delay, this article explores the relevant provisions of the Tier 1 Investor visa route and considers what could be the sticking point for Roman. Unexpected delay A report emerged from a Russian website, uncontested by Roman’s […]

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The right to be forgotten

Last week, an individual won his legal action against Google in connection with what is known as the “right to be forgotten” in a UK High Court case. The right to be forgotten (also referred to as the right to erasure) is a precedent set by the Court of Justice of the European Union in […]

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Cambridge Analytica and the ICO

I first heard about a company called Cambridge Analytica in January 2017. Having an interest in data protection matters due to the nature of my work, I was actually fascinated by a company that claimed it could assist political campaigns to produce highly precise targeted Facebook ads and that their services were employed by both […]

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Additional rights for delayed rail passengers

Delayed rail passengers will now be given stronger rights to claim consequential losses, including taxi fares, hotels and missed flights following train cancellations and delays. Currently the National Rail Conditions of Travel (NRCoT) govern rail travel and this allows operators to refuse claims for consequential losses. From Sunday 11 March 2018, the NRCoT will be […]

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Will SMEs be shackled by GDPR?

Data is increasingly becoming the most valuable commodity for businesses and as such, one of the most protected. Considering the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is an update to the Data Protection Act which first came into force in 1998, when one gigabyte of data cost one thousand times what it does today, the new […]

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Unjustified threats

Intellectual property owners have always had to tread carefully when it comes to enforcing their rights.  Until recently, part of the law known as the unjustified threats provisions meant that it was possible for someone on the receiving end of threatened proceedings for patent, design right or trade mark infringement to issue their own proceedings […]

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Is the law governing boundary disputes about to change?

Boundary disputes are a bit like “The ‘X’ Factor”. Emotionally draining for all parties involved, they take a long time to resolve and when the winner is finally announced, most people aren’t that thrilled with the outcome. In fact, sometimes even the winner often wonders whether the whole business was really worth the effort. Everybody […]

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The GDPR – A guide for park owners

It may not be the first thing a park owner thinks about, but data protection laws here in the UK apply as much to holiday and home parks as they do to any other business sector. In May next year the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into effect and is set to introduce […]

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Rugby Union doing a ‘Neymar’

There has been something in the water this summer, in the parallel transfer markets of rugby union and football. In the latter, Neymar Jr. transferred to PSG in a deal worth an eye-watering £370m, a sum of money inconceivable within world rugby. For context, Sunderland A.F.C, currently have their entire football club for sale, including […]

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