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PNC: Police Can Keep All Data

The Court of Appeal has overruled the Information Tribunal and held that the Police National Computer (PNC) can hold all the data that the police deem necessary.

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Internet Libel: The Times Must Keep A’Changin

A High Court ruling on the Reynolds defence to libel proceedings highlights the importance of making online versions of published articles fit with later developments

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Prison for Data Misuse?

The Ministry of Justice is consulting on proposals for custodial sentences for persons convicted of knowing or reckless misuse of personal data.

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OFT Focuses on Online Advertising and Pricing

The OFT has launched market studies into advertising and pricing practices. They include a particulalry close look at online targeting of advertising and potentially misleading pricing practices.

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Bavarian Lager: Irresistible v Immovable

An Advocate General’s Opinion in the ‘Bavarian Lager’ case has now been published. It concerns personal data and access to documents. She advises the ECJ to rule against the Commission.

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Disclosure Duties and Penalties

An interesting judgment in the Mercantile Court highlights the importance of getting disclosure right, and the costs penalty that might apply if you get it wrong.

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Council of Europe Consultation on Online Profiling

The Council of Europe's Consultative Committee of the Convention 108 on Data Protection is seeking views on its "Draft Recommendation on the Protection of Individuals with regard to Automatic Processing of Personal Data in the Framework of Profiling’.

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