TIGRR Warning: the PM’s Taskforce on Innovation, Growth, and Regulatory Reform

June 22nd, 2021 by Jamie Susskind

Last week, the Prime Ministerial Taskforce on Innovation, Growth, and Regulatory Reform (known more catchily as TIGRR) published a 130-page report setting out a new regulatory framework for the UK. It offers a possible glimpse of the future of data regulation. Read more »

 

Information Law Virtual Conference 2021

June 15th, 2021 by 11KBW Blogs

11KBW’s Annual Information Law Conference begins tomorrow with the first of nine webinars running from 16 June to 5 July. Tomorrow’s offering, chaired by 11KBW’s Christopher Knight, is ‘Data Privacy in the public law arena’. The conference has already attracted significant numbers, ranging from 540 to 700 registrants per webinar. If you have not yet signed up but wish to do so, please email RSVP@11kbw.com.

 

Data privacy class actions here and abroad

June 1st, 2021 by Anya Proops QC

Data privacy class actions are currently big business in the UK. For those of you who are interested in how the UK position compares with the position within the EU, you might want to attend this British Institute of International and Comparative Law webinar on 8 June at 5pm: Damages Claims for Mass Data Breaches: UK and European Perspectives (biicl.org) . Note that 11KBW’s information law conference later this month includes a webinar comparing the UK and US positions.

Anya Proops QC

 

The Grand Chamber, Bulk Interception and a Curate’s Egg

May 27th, 2021 by Christopher Knight

The Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights has handed down judgment (over 200 pages of it) in relation to the UK’s bulk interception of communications regime as it stood under section 8(4) of the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 in Big Brother Watch & others v UK (App. No.s 58170/13, 62322/14 and 24969/15), and made important findings that the regime was not in accordance with law and thus breached Article 8 ECHR. Read more »

 

Court of Appeal finds DPA exemption is unlawful under GDPR

May 26th, 2021 by Robin Hopkins

The Court of Appeal’s judgment in R (Open Rights Group and the3million) v Secretary of State for the Home Department and Others [2021] EWCA Civ 800, handed down this morning, concludes that the ‘immigration exemption’ in Schedule 2 to the DPA 2018 is not compliant with the GDPR. That is a very significant conclusion in its own right, from the perspectives of both immigration and data protection law. But the Court’s analysis also applies to a more general question: what does a valid (i.e. GDPR-compliant) exemption from data protection rights and duties look like? Read more »

 

Information Law Virtual Conference 2021

May 21st, 2021 by 11KBW Blogs

Our virtual 2021 Information Law Conference brings together 11KBW’s market-leading specialists and guest speakers from the ICO, the Court of Appeal and a leading American law firm, to provide insights and updates across the information law spectrum.

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