ICO publishes new guidance on sending bulk communication by email

The Information Commissioner’s Office has issued a warning to organisations to use alternatives to the blind carbon copy (BCC) email function when sending emails containing sensitive personal information, following several high profile data breaches by organisations. The warning accompanies new guidance from the ICO to help organisations understand the law and good practice around protecting…

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DCMS Committee issues report on connected technologies

The House of Commons Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Selected Committee has published the second of two reports on connected technologies. The first was published in early August. It said that users must be given clear information about, and a fair chance to understand, the basis on which their data is used and how to…

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CMA investigates new restructured deal by Microsoft to buy Activision

The CMA is investigating a revised deal for Microsoft to buy Activision following its rejection of the previous proposed deal. Microsoft has proposed a new structure to the deal under which it will not acquire the cloud streaming rights to all current and future Activision games released during the next 15 years (excluding in the…

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ICO consults on draft biometric data guidance

The ICO has launched a consultation on the first part of its draft biometrics guidance. It explains how data protection law applies when organisations use biometric data in biometric recognition systems. The guidance is aimed at organisations that use or are considering using biometric recognition systems as well as suppliers of these systems. It is…

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Irish DPC publishes result of Airbnb inquiry

The Irish Data Protection Commission has adopted its decision in an inquiry concerning Airbnb Ireland UC. The DPC started the investigation on 4 March 2022, following a complaint that Airbnb had unlawfully requested a copy of the complainant’s ID to verify their identity which had not been previously requested by Airbnb. The complainant argued that…

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Grasping the Nettle – EE Ltd v Virgin Mobile Telecoms Ltd 2023

For those engaged in drafting and dissecting limitations on liability clauses, recent court decisions have provided a very good collection of specimens to marvel at. Think Triple Point Technology Inc v PTT (2021), Soteria Insurance v IBM (2022) and Drax Energy Solutions Ltd v Wipro Ltd (2023), amongst others. The most recent addition to come…

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