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By Nigel Gardner
Under the first of the new powers which will come into force on 6 April 2010, the ICO will be able to order organisations to pay penalties of up to £500,000 for serious breaches of the data protection principles enshrined in the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA) which may cause damage or distress to data subjects.
By Nigel Gardner
In the NetTV case (Internet Broadcasting Corporation (trading as NetTV) v MAR LLC (trading as MARHedge) [2009], the High Court provided guidance on whether exclusion clauses can apply to deliberate repudiatory breaches of contract.
By Nigel Gardner
Following a long running legal battle, judgment in BSkyB Limited (Sky) v HP Enterprise Services UK Limited (formerly Electronic Data Systems Limited) (EDS) was handed down on 26 January 2010, with EDS held liable for deceit, misrepresentation and breach of contract.
By Nigel Gardner
The Commercial Agents (Council Directive) Regulations 1993 ("the Regulations") governs the relationship between agents and their principals.
By Jonathan Branton
The OGC has just published a long awaited commentary on the inter-play between the public procurement rules and land development agreements.
By Jonathan Branton
The long-awaited implementing provisions of the 2007 Remedies Directive have now been published, and the Public Contracts (Amendment) Regulations 2009 will enter into force as of 20 December 2009 and essentially cover procurements commenced after that date.