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A key objective of the General Data Protection Regulation, Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (the EU GDPR) is to achieve a level of consistency in relation to...
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19th May
Practice notes
Rome II—application and interpretationThis Practice Note is for use when determining applicable law in respect of events giving rise to damage, where...
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19th May
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Investigatory Powers TribunalFor information on the overarching regime for scrunity of the use of powers under the Investigatory Powers Act 2016 (IPA...
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19th May
Practice notes
Brexit—exiting the EU under Article 50 [Archived]ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained.This Practice Note contains...
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Produced in partnership with Adam Cygan of University of Leicester 19th May
Practice notes
On 31 January 2020, the UK ceased to be an EU Member State and entered a Brexit implementation period. Due to the extensive similarities between the...
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19th May
Q&As
Can the board of a co-operative and community benefit society (a registered society) delegate powers to any third party, and can the registered...
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19th May
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Rome Convention—introduction and interpretation [Archived]ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained.The UK is no longer...
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19th May
Precedents
In briefThis precedent links to: •a template created by the UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) of the ‘Set II’ or ‘2004’ EU Standard...
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19th May
Practice notes
The internet and, in particular, social media is a high risk area for defamation litigation. Content posted on blogs, internet forums, online...
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Produced in partnership with 5RB 19th May
Practice notes
Introduction to retained EU lawThis Practice Note provides an introduction to retained EU law. It provides an overview of the key definitions and...
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Produced in partnership with Dr. Kieran Laird of Gowling WLG 19th May
Practice notes
Many companies and government bodies (such as HMRC) have been exposed to loss of confidential information and many other breaches of confidentiality...
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19th May
Practice notes
Requirements of the company sealThis Practice Note provides practical guidance regarding the requirements of the company seal. Where a company has a...
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19th May
Practice notes
SubcontractingThis Practice Note examines the following legal and practical matters in relation to entering into a subcontract or when granting...
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19th May
Precedents
[IN THE HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE[BUSINESS AND PROPERTY COURTS [OF ENGLAND AND WALES OR IN [insert location]]][Specify division][Specify specialist...
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19th May
Practice notes
Privacy law—misuse of private informationThe tort of misuse of private information is focused on ‘the protection of human autonomy and dignity—the...
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Produced in partnership with Ben Gallop and Lily Walker-Parr of 5RB and Daniel Bishop 19th May
Practice notes
The tort of misuse of private information is the principal cause of action relied on to protect privacy rights, at least against defendants who are...
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Produced in partnership with Ben Gallop and Lily Walker-Parr of 5RB 19th May

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Precedents
Key terms for insertion into a services contract for the appointment of a data protection representative in the UK or EEANote: This precedent includes...
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Produced in partnership with André Bywater of Cordery Compliance 8th Sep
Practice notes
Data protection impact assessments—DPIAsA data protection impact assessment (DPIA) does what the name suggests—it’s a way of assessing the data...
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6th Sep
Precedents
Data protection impact assessment—DPIA1Project overviewProject summary[Summarise the project, eg new IT system for storing and accessing personal...
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2nd Sep
Q&As
Can an act or omission which occurred before 25 May 2018 result in an administrative fine under Article 83 of the GDPR?As explained in Practice Note:...
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25th Aug
Practice notes
UK GDPR—extra-territorial reachFor a general introduction to the United Kingdom General Data Protection Regulation, Retained Regulation (EU) 2016/679...
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Produced in partnership with Aaron Simpson of Hunton Andrews Kurth and Bridget Treacy of Hunton Andrews Kurth 24th Aug
Practice notes
UK GDPR and EU GDPR—extra-territorial reachOn 31 January 2020, the UK ceased to be an EU Member State and entered the Brexit implementation period....
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23rd Aug
Precedents
Data protection officer—DPO—job description and role profile1DPO detailsName of organisation[Insert name of organisation]Name of DPO[Insert...
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22nd Aug
Q&As
Is a DPIA required where I am under a legal obligation to process personal data?Practice Note: Data protection impact assessments—DPIAs sets out when...
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1st Aug
Practice notes
Data protection by design and defaultData protection by design and default (DPbDD) is often overlooked by organisations when considering their UK GDPR...
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1st Aug
Q&As
Is a Housing Association required to have a Data Protection Officer or is it just recommended as good practice?Article 37 of Retained Retained...
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1st Aug
Practice notes
Data mappingThis Practice Note provides practical guidance on how to undertake data mapping. It is based on an article by Nicola Fulford of Hogan...
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1st Aug
Q&As
Is it a criminal offence under the Data Protection Act 2018 to fail to pay the data protection fee to the ICO?Under the Data Protection (Charges and...
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31st Jul
Q&As
Is there a time limit for individuals to make a complaint to the Information Commissioner’s Office about a company that they suspect has breached the...
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Produced in partnership with Jon Baines of Mishcon de Reya 31st Jul
Q&As
What are the potential fines due for failure to register as a data controller with the Information Commissioner’s Office?The fees are set by the Data...
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31st Jul
Precedents
Accountability, governance and compliance—list of further risk and compliance precedentsIn addition to the Precedents referred to in this...
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30th Jul

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