Rights and Freedoms in UK Law

  • 2 Intent-to-Fine Notices in 2 Days by UK Information Commissioner for GDPR Violations; Amounts Total £282 Million
    • LexBlog United Kingdom
    It has been over a year since the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force – and it did so with great fanfare. The GDPR had the effect of overhauling how personal data is dealt wit...
    ...... Europe, introducing the ‘gold standard’ of protection for the rights and freedoms of EU data subjects. At the same time the UK enacted the Data ......
  • Shape Up Or Ship Out: UK Information Commissioner’s Office Issues New Opinion Regarding Adtech Initiatives
    • LexBlog United Kingdom
    What does the U.K. Information Commissioner’s Office have to say about what it takes for adtech initiatives to be compliant with data protection? “There is an opportunity for market participants to...
    ......They should also place the interests, rights and freedoms of individuals at the core of their design.” the UK ICO ......
  • Joint Statement on the Creation of the Global Partnership on Artificial Intelligence
    • JD Supra United Kingdom
    On June 15, 2020, the Government of the United Kingdom issued a joint statement announcing the creation of the Global Partnership on Artificial Intelligence (GPAI) along with 14 other founding memb...
    ...... developing and deploying AI in a way that is consistent with human rights, fundamental freedoms and shared democratic values. GPAI’s aim is “to ......
  • AI Auditing Framework – Draft ICO Guidance Published for Consultation
    • JD Supra United Kingdom
    On February 19, 2020, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), the data protection regulator in the United Kingdom, launched a consultation on its draft guidance on the artificial intelligence ...
    ...... benefits which AI can bring, but also the risks it can pose to the rights and freedoms of individuals. AI is therefore one of ICO’s top three ......
  • It’s good to talk: Strasbourg sides with Court of Appeal on life sentences
    • LexBlog United Kingdom
    The European Court of Human Rights (“ECtHR“) has rejected a claim by a convicted murderer that the imposition of a “whole life tariff” violated his rights under article 3 of the European Convention...
    ...The European Court of Human Rights (“ECtHR“) has rejected a claim by a convicted murderer that the ... 3 of the European Convention on Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms 1950 (the “Convention“): Hutchinson v United Kingdom (A/N: ......
  • UK starts European Union withdrawal process
    • JD Supra United Kingdom
    UK prime minister gave notice to the European Council yesterday of the UK’s intention to withdraw from the European Union (EU). The letter of notice expressed the UK’s intention to negotiate the te...
    ...... forthcoming negotiation, the “indivisible” nature of the four freedoms" of the single market, a desire to reach an early agreement about citizens\xE2\x80"rights and the need for transitional arrangements. Initial process under Article ......
  • ‘Protection of Freedoms Bill’ published – will ‘common sense’ prevail?
    • LexBlog United Kingdom
    This post was also written Nick Tyler. Now that the UK Coalition Government has published its Protection of Freedoms Bill (the Bill) the big question is whether the proposed changes will achieve th...
    ...... its Protection of Freedoms Bill (the Bill) the big question is whether the proposed changes will achieve their objective “to restore the rights of individuals in the face of encroaching state power, in keeping with Britain’s tradition of freedom and fairness”. Key aspects of the Bill will ......
  • European Data Protection Board Issues Guidelines On Data Breaches
    • Mondaq UK
    ......limitation of their rights, discrimination, identity theft or. fraud, financial loss, unauthorized ...evaluate these risks to the rights and freedoms of data subjects. and to implement appropriate technical and ......
  • EU Telecoms Package Threatens Government's Plans To Disconnect Internet Users
    • Mondaq United Kingdom
    ...... Package; it seeks to ensure that Internet users' fundamental rights and freedoms must be respected by Member States. The agreement sees the ......
  • Workplace Emails: The Next Frontier Of Union Activities?
    • Mondaq UK
    ...... the government denied it was trying to hinder the union members' freedoms of association and expression, it invoked its property rights over office ......
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