Information Technology and Data Protection in UK Law

  • Aerotel Ltd v Telco Holdings Ltd; Macrossan's Patent Application (No.0314464.9)
    • Court of Appeal (Civil Division)
    • 27 Octubre 2006
    ... ... ; (d) presentations of information. (3) The provisions of paragraph 2 shall ... iii) Some categories are given protection by other intellectual property laws. Most ... "Today, we hold that the transformation of data, representing discrete dollar amounts by a ... or processes, in all fields of technology, provided that they are new, involve an inventive ... ...
  • Symbian Ltd v Comptroller General of Patents
    • Court of Appeal (Civil Division)
    • 08 Octubre 2008
    ... ... It concerns a method of accessing data in a dynamic link library in a computing device ... ; (d) the presentation of information; but the foregoing provision shall ... for any inventions, in all fields of technology, provided that they are new, involve an inventive ... on the one hand to exclude from patent protection such subject matter, while on the other hand ... ...
  • R (S and another) v Chief Constable of the South Yorkshire Police
    • House of Lords
    • 22 Julio 2004
    ... ... of the available techniques of modern technology and forensic science. Such real evidence has the ... will be able to use the underlying information in the investigation of the offence. It can play ... of disorder or crime, for the protection of health or morals, or for the protection of the ... sample with which to compare the retained data. Further, in the context of the storage of this ... ...
  • Imerman v Tchenguiz and Others
    • Court of Appeal (Civil Division)
    • 29 Julio 2010
    ... ... (“ET”)—various documents and information, described as “the confidential information”, ... and then return them (with electronic data there is less necessity of course to return) (see ... computer (although the efficacy of the protection appears to have been dubious) and his own email ... the case; (g) making use of technology; and (h) giving directions to ensure ... ...
  • Attorney General's Reference (No. 3 of 1999); R v B
    • House of Lords
    • 14 Diciembre 2000
    ... ... It was not destroyed and information derived from it, namely the DNA profile, remained on the DNA data base. On 6 October 1998 a match was made between ... of disorder or crime, for the protection of health or morals, or for the protection of the ... ...
  • R (on the application of T) v Chief Constable of Greater Manchester
    • Supreme Court
    • 18 Junio 2014
    ... ... identifies exceptions to a person's protection from reference to spent convictions and to ... Constable of Humberside Police v Information Comr (Secretary of State for the Home Department ... arguable that the state's retention of data about cautions (and spent convictions), even ... on the subject, especially as the technology available for use is continually becoming more ... ...
  • Google Inc. v Judith Vidal-Hall and Others The Information Commissioner (Intervener)
    • Court of Appeal (Civil Division)
    • 27 Marzo 2015
    ... ... the meaning of damage in section 13 of the Data Protection Act 1998 (the DPA) ; in particular, ... to your browser by our ad-serving technology will not be based on the DoubleClick cookie" ... ...
  • Campbell v MGN Ltd
    • Court of Appeal (Civil Division)
    • 14 Octubre 2002
    ... ... extent to which English law provides protection against the publication by the media of details ... with the media she volunteered information about some aspects of her private life and ... Appellants were in breach of duty under the Data Protection Act 1998 and that she was entitled to ... as a result of advances in information technology. Foremost among its aims is the protection of ... ...
  • R (Edwards) v Environment Agency (No. 2)
    • House of Lords
    • 16 Abril 2008
    ... ... the Agency did not disclose enough information about the environmental impact of the plant to ... It represents the latest technology in cement making. When it was built, the ... under Part I of the Environmental Protection Act 1990. Authorisation was granted in 1999 and ... an independent assessment of the application data. He therefore went to the Agency's in-house ... ...
  • AT&T Knowledge Ventures & CVON Innovations v The Comptroller General General of Patents, Designs & Trade Marks
    • Chancery Division (Patents Court)
    • 03 Marzo 2009
    ... ... for any inventions in all fields of technology which are susceptible of industrial application, ... in the process for which in effect protection is sought. Consequently, such a claim is ... equipment irrespective of the nature of the data and the way in which a particular application ... a way of handling particular types of information ... 32 In the same ... ...
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