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Transfers of Personal Data to the US: Does the Schrems Judgment Spell...

by Emma Godding

The ECJ has found that the European Commission decision giving rise to the regime which allows the lawful transfer of personal...

Commission to review Freedom of Information law

by Emma Godding

The Cabinet Office has announced that it is launching a review of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.The independent Commission...

Private contractors to the public sector subject to FOI requirements

by Emma Godding

Speaking in Parliament on Tuesday, Justice Minister Simon Hughes announced the Government's intention to revise the statutory code...

New FOI obligations on public bodies when providing datasets

by Emma Godding

New FOI obligations on public bodies when providing datasets

Copyright Licensing Agency warns that a third of local authorities...

by Virginia Cooper

Copyright Licensing Agency warns that a third of local authorities could be at risk of compliance action

Cookie crunch: Is your website ready for the 26 May deadline?

by Wesley O'Brien

By 26 May 2012, all UK organisations that operate a website will need to obtain consent from visitors to its website in order to...

Data Protection breaches in the headlines again

by Virginia Cooper

A report published today has again highlighted the regularity with which the Data Protection Act 1998 ("DPA") is being...

Whose copyright is it anyway?

by Wesley O'Brien

Whenever your organisation puts together a new report, training DVD, glossy brochure or a website, the artistic, written and music...

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New N5B form issued for those seeking possession of a property

by Kate O'Brien

M -v- A Hospital [2017] EWCOP 19 and NHS Trust -v- Y [2017] EWHC 2866...

by Simon Lindsay

Court of Protection case summary

Is the district heat billing hiatus a "get out of jail free card"?

by Maxim Laithwaite

Authority Update 10/11/17

by Claire Booth

Brief details of recent Government policy and legal developments relevant to those involved in the local government sector

Health and Social Care Update - November 2017

by Claire Bentley

Policy and law relevant to those involved in health and social care work.

Case Summary: In the matter of D (A Child) [2017] EWCA Civ 1695

by Hannah Taylor

Court of Protection case summary

Waste Watch – September / October 2017

by Nadeem Arshad

Brief details of legal and policy developments in England and Wales relevant to those interested in municipal waste management

Children - which decision counts?

by Hannah Taylor

Case Summary: SCC v MSA [2017] EWCOP 18

by Annette Parker

Court of Protection case summary

Authority Update 27/10/17

by Claire Booth

Brief details of recent Government policy and legal developments relevant to those involved in local government work

Careful what you say* : information sharing and competition law

by Trevor Watt

(*) and, if in doubt, say nothing and leave

Employment Eye October 2017

by Jodie Sinclair

Bevan Brittan's employment law report for October 2017