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Introduction to the laws protecting confidential information and trade secrets in the UKHistorically, the UK had no statutory regime to address the...
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Produced in partnership with William Smith of Bird & Bird LLP 23rd Oct
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Brexit: On 31 January 2020, the UK ceased to be an EU Member State and entered an implementation period, during which it continues to be subject to EU...
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19th Oct
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Brexit: The Retained General Data Protection Regulation, Retained Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (UK GDPR) regime described in this Practice Note is the UK...
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19th Oct
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Brexit: On 31 January 2020, the UK ceased to be an EU Member State and entered an implementation period, during which it continues to be subject to EU...
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Produced in partnership with Alex Brown of Simmons & Simmons 19th Oct
Precedents
DRAFTING FOR BREXIT: For the latest information on the impact of Brexit on the drafting, negotiation and enforceability of this Precedent, see...
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16th Oct
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This Practice Note discusses the impact of Brexit on the general processing of personal data under the General Data Protection Regulation, Regulation...
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16th Oct
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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.Coronavirus...
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Produced in partnership with Ben Gallop and Lily Walker-Parr of 5RB and Daniel Bishop 16th Oct
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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...
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Produced in partnership with Ben Gallop and Lily Walker-Parr of 5RB 15th Oct
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Brexit: On 31 January 2020, the UK ceased to be an EU Member State and entered an implementation period, during which it continues to be subject to EU...
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28th Sep
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Brexit: On 31 January 2020, the UK ceased to be an EU Member State and entered an implementation period, during which it continues to be subject to EU...
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26th Sep
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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...
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26th Sep
Precedents
1 Anti-bribery—short form—pro-customer Bribery Laws means the Bribery Act 2010[ and associated guidance published...
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26th Sep
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This Practice Note provides an overview of the adtech ecosystem and the programmatic buying and selling of online display advertising. It considers...
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26th Sep
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Intellectual property (IP) agreements relating to, for example, licensing of technology and for the joint development of new technology, may have a...
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25th Sep
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The General Data Protection Regulation (the GDPR), Regulation (EU) 2016/679 was published in the Official Journal of the EU on 4 May...
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25th Sep

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Updated in partnership with Patrick Senior of Stephenson HarwoodWhere requests under the Environmental Information Regulations 2004 (EIR 2004), SI...
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25th Sep
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Reading a request objectivelyWhere a request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FIA 2000) is phrased clearly and unambiguously, the receiving...
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25th Sep
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The Environmental Information Regulations 2004, SI 2004/3391 (EIR 2004) give rights of public access to environmental information held by public...
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25th Sep
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What is open data?In broad terms, ‘open data’ is data that is made publicly available in open, machine-readable format on licence terms that allow...
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25th Sep
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This Practice Note outlines guidance for private practitioners making requests, public authorities receiving requests, disclosures of information, and...
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25th Sep
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The Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FIA 2000) confers a general right of access to information that is held by a public authority. By virtue of this...
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25th Sep
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In briefSection 34 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FIA 2000) provides an exemption from the normal section 1 duties—the duty to “confirm or...
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25th Sep
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Brexit impactAs of exit day (31 January 2020) the UK is no longer an EU Member State. However, in accordance with the Withdrawal Agreement, the UK has...
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25th Sep
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Since the introduction of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and the Environmental Information Regulations 2004 (EIR 2004), SI 2004/3391, there have...
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25th Sep
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A requestor, or more appropriately a complainant, may complain about the way a request for environmental information has been handled if they consider...
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25th Sep
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The public sector is one of the largest and most significant sources of information in the UK. Promoting the use and re-use of public sector...
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25th Sep
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When responding to a request for information, the first step should be to determine whether the information requested is environmental information,...
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25th Sep
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Applicants under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FIA 2000) should have a right to complain to a public authority if their request for information...
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25th Sep
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The freedom of information regime in the United Kingdom is governed by the following key pieces of legislation:•Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FIA...
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25th Sep
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This Practice Note focuses on the key points for public authorities to consider when complying with a freedom of information request. Under the...
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25th Sep
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Brexit impactAs of exit day (31 January 2020) the UK is no longer an EU Member State. However, in accordance with the Withdrawal Agreement, the UK has...
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25th Sep
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This Practice Note considers the provisions for refusing vexatious or repeated requests under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FIA 2000), s...
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25th Sep
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The Environmental Information Regulations 2004 (EIR 2004), SI 2004/3391 poses a risk to businesses through exposure of sensitive commercial...
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25th Sep
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Most information produced by central government bodies and government ministers in the UK enjoys Crown copyright status, and the majority of Crown...
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25th Sep
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Historical and policy contextCrown copyright came into being as a result of the extensive piracy of government publications during the 19th century,...
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25th Sep

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