Tag Archives: Data Protection Act

Brexit countdown: UK government to amend domestic data protection legislation

The Data Protection, Privacy and Electronic Communications (Amendments etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 have been laid before the UK Parliament. The regulations are introduced under the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018. The Withdrawal Act grants powers to correct deficiencies in UK legislation that will arise as a result of Brexit. The regulations introduce a large … Continue Reading

Galloway v Frazer & Others – A glimpse to the future of data protection litigation

On 27 January, the High Court of Northern Ireland granted British MP George Galloway leave to serve proceedings on Google Inc. out of the jurisdiction. The application was based on a variety of claims including libel, harassment, misuse of private information, and unlawful data processing under the Data Protection Act 1998 (the Act). The claims … Continue Reading

The battle between children’s right to privacy vs. publisher’s freedom of expression

In the battle between protecting children’s right to privacy and allowing publishers to exercise their freedom of expression, recent case law has seen children’s rights triumph. The case of Weller and Others v. Associated Newspapers Limited involved the publication of unpixelated photographs of three children aged 10 months to 16 years, who also happened to … Continue Reading

Colombia enacts Data Protection Law

This post was written by Cynthia O’Donoghue. On October 17, 2012, Colombia enacted a new Data Protection Law which will regulate data collection and processing of personal data both within the Colombian territory and extraterritorially. The law generally follows the EU approach including, amongst other provisions, cross-border data transfer restrictions where the destination country’s data … Continue Reading
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