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Vicarious liability – A sigh of relief

In WM Morrison Supermarkets plc v Various Claimants the Supreme Court was required to address the following question: If an employee steals the payroll data of his employer’s staff and publishes it online in a vendetta against his employer, should his…

The Right to be Forgotten – Rounds 2 and 3

Such was the interest in two significant judgments involving the ‘right to be forgotten’ handed down by the CJEU this morning (Tuesday 24th September 2019), that the Court’s website was ‘temporarily unavailable’ for an extended period. Although decided under the…

Privacy rights and ‘citizen journalists’

Recent media coverage of the treatment meted out to politicians and journalists under the guise of political protest has highlighted the use of mobile phones to record video footage, and the posting of such footage to the internet. In that context,…

Care homes briefing 188 – New powers given to fine directors

Providers will be well aware of their obligations in relation to data protection particularly following the coming into force of GDPR.[1] The Information Commissioner’s powers to fine individuals has recently been extended by the Privacy and Electronic Communications (Amendment) Regulations 2018.[2] The…

Subject access requests and health records

The right of patients to access their personal data is not new. The GDPR made some potentially significant changes to that right including abolishing fees (in most cases) and shortening the timescale for data controllers to respond to subject access…

The use of CCTV in care homes – The legal issues

Is the use of surveillance cameras in care homes an acceptable practice? This question has been subject to regular debate in the care home sector and the media, often in the context of cases where care homes have been seen to have failed their…

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…