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Cyber security and privacy issues likely to prevail in 2019 highlighted by Ropes & Gray

Rohan Massey, European head of privacy and cyber security at law firm Ropes & Gray, has offered some perspectives on the key issues expected to impact both areas over the coming year, which is set to be the most important in terms of international data transfer compliance...
Posted On 02 Jan 2019
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Brexit negotiators “putting public safety at unnecessary risk” claims Home Affairs Committee

Lack of progress and political red lines on both the UK and EU sides are standing in the way of a security deal and putting public safety at serious and unnecessary risk. That’s the view of the Home Affairs Committee as outlined in its follow-up report into UK-EU security...
Posted On 14 Aug 2018
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High Court to hear first part of Liberty’s landmark challenge to mass surveillance powers in the Investigatory Powers Act

On Tuesday 27 February and Wednesday 28 February, the High Court is hearing the first part of Liberty’s landmark legal challenge to the Government’s flagship surveillance law that is the Investigatory Powers Act. The challenge has been funded by donations from members of the...
Posted On 26 Feb 2018
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Court of Appeal rules Government surveillance regime to be “effectively unlawful”

The Government is “breaking the law” by collecting the nation’s Internet activity and phone records and letting public bodies grant themselves access to these personal details with no suspicion of serious crime and no independent sign-off, meaning that significant parts of...
Posted On 31 Jan 2018
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Government concedes need for Snoopers’ Charter to protect rights “but must go further”

Home Secretary Amber Rudd has proposed changes to the new Investigatory Powers Act in response to a successful legal claim brought by Tom Watson MP, but according to civil liberties campaign group Liberty, the Conservative Government’s proposals only partially comply with...
Posted On 06 Dec 2017
The High Court in London
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Liberty receives green light to challenge Government’s ‘Snoopers’ Charter’ in High Court

The High Court has granted Liberty permission to challenge part of the Government’s “extreme” mass surveillance regime with a judicial review of the Investigatory Powers Act. Liberty is challenging the mass collection of everybody’s communications data and Internet...
Posted On 01 Jul 2017
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Business Travel: Meeting Your Duty of Care

In our ever-growing global economy, travelling for business is now commonplace in many organisations. According to research conducted at the turn of 2016 by the Collinson Group, 54% of Human Resources (HR) professionals anticipate that sending employees abroad will become more...
Posted On 19 May 2016
The Government is facing a challenge from Liberty around the Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Act
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High Court to hear Liberty’s legal challenge on Government’s “emergency” surveillance law

Liberty’s legal challenge to the UK Government’s surveillance law – on behalf of MPs David Davis and Tom Watson – is being heard by the High Court on Thursday 4 and Friday 5 June. Liberty will argue on Davis and Watson’s behalf that the Data Retention and...
Posted On 04 Jun 2015