Protecting confidential information

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This Practice Note should be read in conjunction with Practice Notes: Privacy law—misuse of private information and Privacy law—remedies. Guidance For guidance on the...

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UPDATE: On 21 July 2019, following its consultation on ‘Confidentiality clauses: measures to prevent misuse in situations of workplace harassment or discrimination’, the...

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While there are other remedies available to claimants in breach of confidence cases, an injunction preventing publication of the relevant information is often the only...

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This Practice Note considers the general principles of recovering damages for contractual breach, starting with the compensatory function of damages and the different...

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This Practice Note considers what damages may be available as remedy for claims in tort, including negligence claims. For general guidance on damages, see Practice Note:...

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The General Data Protection Regulation, Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (the GDPR), includes a right to data portability. This right allows individuals to obtain from a...

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The General Data Protection Regulation, Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (the GDPR) contains a set of core data protection principles that controllers must comply with. These are...

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An order for delivery up is type of a mandatory injunction which can be used to compel the return of documents or other items wrongfully taken from the employer, within a...

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This Practice Note looks at what confidential information is, who it belongs to and how to protect it. It considers disclosure obligations in relation to confidential...

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This Practice Note focuses on General Data Protection Regulation, Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (GDPR), the Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA 2018) and data protection issues that...

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When conducting any type of litigation, practitioners will need to consider any obligations that arise under the current data protection regime, including the General...

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Although the text of the General Data Protection Regulation, Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (the GDPR) refers throughout to the ‘Union’, it is stated on page one of the GDPR...

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Data security is a cornerstone of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The sixth data protection principle (the integrity and confidentiality principle)...

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Background to the General Data Protection Regulation The General Data Protection Regulation (the GDPR) (Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the...

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Many companies and government bodies (such as HMRC) have been exposed to loss of confidential information and many other breaches of confidentiality occur but they are...

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The tort of misuse of private information is the principal cause of action relied upon to protect privacy rights, at least against defendants who are not public...

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The Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA 2018) received Royal Assent on 23 May 2018. The DPA 2018 puts the UK in a position to continue to share personal data with other EU...

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Revised CPR, new Pre-Action Protocol and Practice Direction On 1 October 2019, a revised version of the CPR came into force, which includes an updated CPR 53, a number of...

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In brief This Practice Note supplements the Practice Note: Trade secrets and confidential information—protection and enforcement, which identifies when legal...

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What is a preservation of property order? An order for the preservation of property is often used to preserve evidence. They are significantly less intrusive and likely...

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The tort of misuse of private information is focused on 'the protection of human autonomy and dignity—the right to control the dissemination of information about one’s...

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This Practice Note focuses on the remedies available in respect of misuse of private information (whether it be for an actual or threatened publication or for the method...

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As summarised in: Restitution and unjust enrichment—overview, restitution is concerned with reversing one party’s unfair or unjust benefit at the expense of another...

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This Practice Note explores each of the rights provided to individuals, known as data subjects, which are set out in Chapter 3 of the General Data Protection Regulation...

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The General Data Protection Regulation, Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (GDPR) became directly applicable and fully enforceable in EU Member States on 25 May 2018. The main...

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In some cases an employer will seek an injunction to protect himself against the activities of a former employee who, before the termination of his employment, breached a...

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The Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA 2018), introduces four distinct data protection regimes into UK data protection law. It covers the processing of personal data: • within...

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All employees are under a duty of fidelity to their employer. The duty of fidelity is also known as the duty of good faith, or of loyalty. Fidelity is a broad concept...

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After four years of negotiation, amendments and drafting Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 on the protection of...

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The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) is the UK’s independent regulator designed to uphold information rights, specifically data protection, electronic...

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