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Uncle Bucks: £15,000 Privacy damages for Facebook comment

Last week a High Court judge ordered a man to pay £15,000 to his niece for publishing private health information in a Facebook post. JQL v NTP [2020] EWHC 1349 (QB) relates to an acrimonious and long-lasting family feud which bubbled over into an argument in Facebook comments under a…

Execution of documents during COVID-19

A guide to execution requirements under English law during remote working and social distancing. The signing of transaction documents has been made more complicated by the measures introduced to combat the spread of COVID-19. With signatories working remotely and unable to attend physical meetings, it’s important to plan ahead and…

UK government announces £250m Future Fund scheme to assist start-ups

This week the UK government has announced a scheme aimed at providing support for “firms driving innovation” to help power “growth out of the coronavirus crisis”. Delivered in partnership with the British Business Bank, the Future Fund is due to launch in May and will be open initially until the…

Clinical Trial Complications Post-Brexit

Clinical Trials – Brexit guidance for sponsors that have a UK presence For sponsors running clinical trials with any UK presence, it is important to start considering preparations for Brexit now. Substantial changes may be needed which can have timeframes built into the Brexit process. If making these changes is…

The GDPR and Businesses Outside the EU and EEA

Where a business is based outside the EU and the EEA but collects or processes the data of citizens of member states, the GDPR is engaged. For simplicity, such businesses are referred to here as non-EU businesses. In today’s blog we will explore such businesses’ potential need to appoint a…

Lawful Bases for Processing Personal Data Under the GDPR

In this edition of the GDPR article series, we will explore the lawful bases a business can rely on to process data, and the limits it must observe under each ground. In earlier articles, we explained that organisations need to tell people why they are collecting personal data and what…