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Subject access requests for mixed personal data

DR B v The General Medical Council [2018] EWCA CIV 4197 Background In proceedings before the High Court the Registrant, Dr B, had successfully challenged the General Medical Council’s (GMC) decision to disclose to P, the patient complainant, an expert report in…

GDPR – What happens after 25 May?

Data has become the most valuable commodity of the digital era. In Europe, the value of the data commodity is thought to be around the €50 billion mark and projections suggest that this figure could rise to €111 billion by 2020. With such…

Social media – Defamation and regulation

The media has reported this week that Martin Lewis, founder and chair of Money Saving Expert, has issued High Court proceedings against Facebook, in order to bring a claim for defamation. Mr Lewis’ online blog reports that his claim is based…

Government commitment to personal injury reform

The Government has demonstrated its commitment to reforms to the personal injury sector by introducing its Civil Liability Bill. The measures are broadly in line with what has been debated for some time. This includes fixed damages for whiplash claims and…