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Information Law weekly highlights—16 July 2020

Published on: 16 July 2020
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Information Law weekly highlights—16 July 2020
  • In this issue:
  • Data protection
  • Privacy Shield invalidated and use of SCCs must be specifically assessed (Facebook Ireland and Schrems)
  • Controller in breach of the accuracy principle under DPA 1998 and liable for £18,000 per affected data subject (Aven v Orbis Business Intelligence)
  • Information Commissioner comments on Lord’s Committee digital technology report
  • OAIC and ICO launch joint investigation into company’s use of ‘scraped’ data
  • Coronavirus (COVID-19)
  • ICO shares updated regulatory approach
  • Cybersecurity
  • More...

Article summary

This week’s edition of Information Law weekly highlights includes news that the Court of Justice has ruled that the EU-US Privacy Shield mechanism is invalid and specified a number of requirements relating to the use of standard contractual clauses (SCCs). It also includes analysis of a recent case in which the High Court awarded two individuals £18,000 each as compensation for breaches of their rights under the Data Protection Act 2018, news that the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has shared an update on its regulatory approach amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and analysis of recent cases relating to reputation management and confidential information. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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