Article 29 Working Party: ‘Essential Concerns’ about the e-Privacy Directive

The Article 29 Data Protection Working Party has taken the unusual step of issuing a third opinion on the e-Privacy Directive because ‘it wishes to underline some essential concerns related to the issues raised after the first reading at the Parliament and at the Council’. Most of the Working Party’s concerns relate to the data breach notification proposals in the Directive.

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LSSA Announces Changes to Code of Practice

The Legal Software Suppliers Association has revised its guidelines to include new rules governing the safety, integrity and transfer of key customer data

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Data Protection: Coroners and Justice Bill Proposals

The ICO has published further commentary on the proposals for assessment notices, information sharing and other amendments to data protection legislation contained in the data protection aspects of the Coroners and Justice Bill

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Speedy Action on Action 13?

The BERR appears to be fast-tracking ‘Action 13’, the recommendation in the interim Digital Britain Report for action on P2P and illegal file-sharing.

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Software Licence Maintenance: The Questionable Customer’s Option

In Data Direct v Marks & Spencer, the High Court has given judgment on the interpretation of a software licence which required substantial payments in respect of maintenance. The key phrase was the seemingly innocent ‘at the customer’s option’.

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Digital Britain Interim Report

This report has been widely publicised. There is very little in the interim report that does not have importance for IT lawyers but we highlight the elements of most obvious importance.

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