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By Wing Tat Pan
On 1 July 2018, Hong Kong celebrated the 21st anniversary of the end of British colonial rule and its return to the Motherland's embrace.
By Dr. Alexander Hardinghaus, LL.M., Philipp Süss, LL.M.
On 12 July 2018, the German Federal Supreme Court (Bundesgerichtshof – "BGH") ruled that a Facebook user account passes to the user's heirs (Case no. III ZR 183/17).
By Carlene Nicol
The UK recognises three categories of employment status: employees, workers and self-employed contractors, each with varying levels of protection under employment law.
By Cynthia O'Donoghue, Karen Lee Lust
On 5 July 2018, the European Parliament demanded in a resolution that the European Commission suspends its EU-U.S. Privacy Shield unless the U.S. administration introduces adequate data protection safeguards...
By Cynthia O'Donoghue, Curtis McCluskey
The UK government has opened a consultation on exemptions to paying a data protection fee, giving businesses the opportunity to lobby for new exemptions to be introduced.
By Lisa Mason, Kevin Nkugwa
Former world number one and three-time Wimbledon champion Boris Becker, who was declared bankrupt by an order dated 21 June 2017, is claiming diplomatic immunity against ongoing bankruptcy...
By Cynthia O'Donoghue, Alexander Mackay
On 25 May 2018 the European Data Protection Board (EDPB) formally replaced the Article 29 Working Party as the European advisory committee on data protection issues.
By Cynthia O'Donoghue, John O'Brien
Article 23 of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) allows EU Member States to restrict the scope of data subjects' GDPR rights and organisations' GDPR obligations.
By Estelle Macleod, William Sutton
These are just a few of the big high street names which have sought to compromise their obligations to creditors in recent months via a company voluntary arrangement (CVA).
By Joanna Powis
The Government Equalities Office has published new research giving helpful guidance on clearer ways for employers to present pay gap data.
By Cynthia O'Donoghue, Curtis McCluskey
You may well remember our blog from last year which outlined the Commission's proposal for a framework in relation to the free flow of non-personal data in September 2017.
By Cynthia O'Donoghue, John O'Brien
The UK government suggests that a new data protection agreement should be executed between the UK and the EU.
By Sally-Ann Underhill
During the webinar, we cover some of the key shipping cases in the last 6 months.
By Andreas Splittgerber, Thomas Fischl, Sven Schonhofen LL.M.
On 5 June 2018, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) handed down its long-awaited Facebook fan page judgement (Case C-210/16) ...
By Cynthia O'Donoghue, John O'Brien
On 23 May 2018, the Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA) received royal assent and became UK law. The DPA implements the EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) ...
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