On 28 June, the European Commission adopted a so-called ‘adequacy decision’ in respect of the UK’s data laws.
The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has fined American Express Services Europe Limited (Amex) £90,000 for sending more than four million marketing emails to customers who did not want to receive them.
Marks & Spencer has this month filed a claim against Aldi claiming Aldi’s Cuthbert has violated its intellectual property in Colin.
On 1 January 2021, following the end of the Brexit transition period, the UK’s data protection laws were changed. Out went the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation, and in came the UK’s very own version of the GDPR.
It’s a legal right of the employees not to be dismissed unfairly. If not handled correctly, such a claim can cause headaches for both employer & employee.
In my last column, I looked back at 2020 from an information law perspective. It’s safe to say that no-one would have predicted a year like 2020. And so it’s with some trepidation that I look forward to what we might expect in the year to come.
My final column of 2020 is in two parts. In this first part, I reflect on what a strange year we’ve had – picking out some of the highlights from an information law perspective
The introduction of the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 (“CIGA”) in June 2020 was one of the many preventative measures taken by the UK Government in an attempt to safeguard the economy in the wake of the global Covid-19 pandemic.
Partner Sue Dowling, head of Blandy & Blandy’s Employment Law team, highlights today’s deadline for retrospective furlough agreements.