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Don’t make a # of it: Social media guidance from Wragge & Co

A good practice note for those using or wishing to use social media to improve their business profile. Coming from the legal minds at Wragge & Co in their advertising and marketing department, it is a must-read piece for those with an online presence.

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September 24, 2013 · 9:01 am

Presentation: They are free to speak not what they ought to say, but what they feel: private chats, public communications and changing legal attitudes

On 1 May 2013, the Information Rights Centre at Northumbria University hosted a conference on the changing notion of privacy. The link attached is the PowerPoint presentation that accompanied my paper, which looked at the theory behind privacy law and how it could be applied to social media and the growing legal wrangling that surrounds it.

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June 11, 2013 · 6:15 pm

Changes to access to information regulations (Eversheds)

Changes to access to information regulations

From the Local Government department at Eversheds, this note provides a good summary briefing on the changes in the regulations that allows the ordinary citizen to access information and meetings by their local authority. With increased concerns about councils banning individuals from meetings, this new sets of regulations is vital reading for anyone concerned about the conduct of their council.

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October 31, 2012 · 11:26 am

The Draft EU Regulation on Personal Data (Baker & McKenzie, Paris)

The Draft EU Regulation on Personal Data (Baker & McKenzie, Paris)

On October 8, 2012, the rapporteur of the LIBE Committee of the European Parliament, Mr. Jan Albrecht, published a first working document presenting certain orientations regarding the draft Regulation relating to personal data protection. In this document, he sets out some of the potential problems with the draft Regulation as it stands and aims to give some direction as to the scope of the Regulation’s terms. This is a very useful summary from Baker & McKenzie’s Paris office on the key points of the document, which also includes a brief note on the increased speed of the legislative process for the Regulation.

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Companies raise concerns about the government’s draft Communication Data Bill (Eversheds)

Companies raise concerns about the government’s draft Communication Data Bill (Eversheds)

This short article from Stephanie Nelson, an Eversheds associate, provides a short glimpse at some of the commercial responses to the Government’s controversial plans to give the police increased powers to intercept a wider range of information transmitted online. As the worries and complaints continue to grow, it will be interesting to see how the Government reacts.

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Data Protection Law World Handbook 2012 (DLA Piper)

As the title suggests, this is a document pulled together by the lawyers at DLA Piper on the various Data Protection regimes around the world. Although not great in the fine detail (otherwise the handbook would be a lot larger than its 274 pages), it’s an extremely useful guide to those looking at comparative regimes and needing a way in.

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August 29, 2012 · 8:54 am

Hacking Off Alan Partridge (Macfarlanes)

A note by Geoff Steward on the final part of the Mulcaire litigation.

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August 29, 2012 · 8:51 am