Information Technology and Data Protection in UK Law

Leading Cases
  • R (Daly) v Secretary of State for the Home Department
    • House of Lords
    • 23 Mayo 2001

    First, the doctrine of proportionality may require the reviewing court to assess the balance which the decision maker has struck, not merely whether it is within the range of rational or reasonable decisions. Secondly, the proportionality test may go further than the traditional grounds of review inasmuch as it may require attention to be directed to the relative weight accorded to interests and considerations.

  • South Carolina Insurance Company v Assurantie Maatschappij ‘De Zeven Provincien’South Carolina Insurance Company v Assurantie Maatschappij N.v
    • House of Lords
    • 29 Julio 1986

    Situation (1) is when one party to an action can show that the other party has either invaded, or threatens to invade, a legal or equitable right of the former for the enforcement of which the latter is amenable to the jurisdiction of the court. Situation (2) is where one party to an action has behaved, or threatens to behave, in a manner which is unconscionable.

  • Berkeley v Secretary of State for the Environment Transport and the Regions and Another
    • House of Lords
    • 06 Julio 2000

    Although section 288(5)(b), in providing that the court "may" quash an ultra vires planning decision, clearly confers a discretion upon the court, I doubt whether, consistently with its obligations under European law, the court may exercise that discretion to uphold a planning permission which has been granted contrary to the provisions of the Directive.

  • Campbell v MGN Ltd
    • House of Lords
    • 06 Mayo 2004

    data-paragraph-id="948d1073f0">data-sentence-id="10f47cb22f" quote="false" data-paragraph-id="948d1073f0"> Accordingly, in deciding what was the ambit of an individual's 'private life' in particular circumstances courts need to be on guard against using as a touchstone a test which brings into account considerations which should more properly be considered at the later stage of proportionality.data-sentence-id="4f314445a8" quote="false" data-paragraph-id="948d1073f0"> Essentially the touchstone of private life is whether in respect of the disclosed facts the person in question had a reasonable expectation of privacy.

  • Aerotel Ltd v Telco Holdings Ltd; Macrossan's Patent Application (No.0314464.9)
    • Court of Appeal (Civil Division)
    • 27 Octubre 2006

    data-paragraph-id="964791db51">data-sentence-id="633fe69b68" quote="false" data-paragraph-id="964791db51">Ask whether the invention as defined in the claim makes a technical contribution to the known art—if no, Art.52(2) applies.data-sentence-id="260cb235a2" quote="false" data-paragraph-id="964791db51"> A possible clarification (at least by way of exclusion) of this approach is to add the rider that novel or inventive purely excluded matter does not count as a "technical contribution".

  • Attorney General v Guardian Newspapers Ltd and Others (No. 2)
    • House of Lords
    • 13 Octubre 1988

    I start with the broad general principle (which I do not intend in any way to be definitive) that a duty of confidence arises when confidential information comes to the knowledge of a person (the confidant) in circumstances where he has notice, or is held to have agreed, that the information is confidential, with the effect that it would be just in all the circumstances that he should be precluded from disclosing the information to others.

  • A v B Plc and Another
    • Court of Appeal (Civil Division)
    • 11 Marzo 2002

    The court is able to achieve this by absorbing the rights which articles 8 and 10 protect into the long-established action for breach of confidence. This involves giving a new strength and breadth to the action so that it accommodates the requirements of those articles.

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Legislation
  • Data Protection Act 2018
    • UK Non-devolved
    • 1 de Enero de 2018
    ...... Act to make provision for the regulation of the processing of information relating to individuals; to make provision in connection with the ... that is a Research Council for the purposes of the Science and Technology Act 1965;(iv) an institution that is a research institution for the ......
  • Digital Economy Act 2017
    • UK Non-devolved
    • 1 de Enero de 2017
    ...... pornography; to make provision about protection of intellectual property in connection with ronic communications; to make provision about data-sharing; to make provision in connection with ... about the payment of charges to the Information Commissioner; to make provision about payment ... about qualifications in information technology; and for connected purposes. . [27 April 2017] . ......
  • The Public Contracts Regulations 2015
    • UK Non-devolved
    • 1 de Enero de 2015
    ...... specification in the field of information and communication technology laid down in ... planning, architecture and engineering or data processing, a plan or design selected by a jury ... contracts;(h) for civil defence, civil protection, and danger prevention services that are provided ......
  • Freedom of Information Act 2000
    • UK Non-devolved
    • 1 de Enero de 2000
    ...... providing services for them and to amend the Data Protection Act 1998 and the Public Records Act ... Advisory Committee for Cleaner Coal Technology. . The Advisory Committee for Disabled People in ......
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Books & Journal Articles
  • The benefits and challenges of general data protection regulation for the information technology sector
    • Núm. 21-5, Agosto 2019
    • Digital Policy, Regulation and Governance
    • 510-524
    Purpose: The implementation of European data protection is a challenge for businesses and has imposed legal, technical and organizational changes for companies. This study aims to explore the benef...
  • “The margin between the edge of the world and infinite possibility”. Blockchain, GDPR and information governance
    • Núm. 29-1/2, Marzo 2019
    • Records Management Journal
    • 240-257
    Purpose: This paper aims to explore a paradoxical situation, asking whether it is possible to reconcile the immutable ledger known as blockchain with the requirements of the General Data Protection...
    ...... with the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulations(GDPR), and morebroadly ... positive feature of blockchain technology from the perspective of trustedexchanges of value ......
  • A comprehensive concept map for adequate protection and effective management of personal information in networked Chinese services
    • Núm. 33-6, Noviembre 2015
    • The Electronic Library
    • 1047-1064
    Purpose: – This paper aims to develop a comprehensive concept map to guide adequate protection and effective management of personal information in the provision of networked services in China throu...
    ...... information innetworked Chinese servicesXiaomi AnKey Laboratory of Data Engineering and Knowledge Engineering of theMinistry of Education, and ... ofChina, Beijing, China, and School of Business Information Technology andLogistics, RMIT University, Melbourne, AustraliaShuyang Sun, Yu Dong ......
  • Semantic Disclosure Control: semantics meets data privacy
    • Núm. 42-3, Junio 2018
    • Online Information Review
    • 290-303
    Purpose: To overcome the limitations of purely statistical approaches to data protection, the purpose of this paper is to propose Semantic Disclosure Control (SeDC): an inherently semantic privacy ...
    ...... purely statistical approaches to data protection, the purpose of thispaper is to propose Semantic ... notions of privacy and informationdisclosure than purely statistical methods. As a result, it ... Web Intelligence and Intelligent Agent Technology –Workshops,Lyon, pp. 253-256.Anandan, ......
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Law Firm Commentaries
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