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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Dealing with racist tweets by employees (Shoosmiths)

A lot of the social media updates that have been published in the past few months have concerned social media and employment law. We have all heard stories about employers enooping on Facebook and Twitter, but at times there are genuine concerns about how the outpourings of an individual on social media could affect their employer. In this update by Karen Fletcher, a partner at Shoosmiths, she provides a brief run down on how social media could result in disciplinary proceedings, and how any such proceedings should be undertaken. A good introduction for both employers and employees.

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September 4, 2012 · 9:07 am

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

The Fresh Prince – Is there more than just Privacy and Freedom of the Press at stake? (Eversheds)

A small article amongst many others on the subject of Prince Harry but with a focus on a Data Protection aspect of the matter.

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August 29, 2012 · 8:49 am