Coronavirus (COVID-19), force majeure and frustration—Key legal principles and industry implications

Apr 23rd, 2020 by admin

Introduction Around the world right now, companies—especially their in-house counsel—are pulling up from dusty databases the force majeure clauses of contracts. Often boilerplate, they have been rarely considered, because it is rare for an ‘act of God’ or one of the other standard listed events to come up. Yet now, COVID-19 has arrived in full Read More

Rights to appeal against ICO decisions stayed for 28 days

Apr 9th, 2020 by admin

The First Tier Tribunal has issued Directions for a General Stay of rights to appeal following an application from the Information Commissioner’s Office on 31 March 2020. This is due to the current pandemic and the temporary closure of the Information Commissioner’s Office. With immediate effect all rights to appeal under s48 of the Data Read More

Junior solicitor struck off following data breach lies

Apr 7th, 2020 by admin

07 April 2020 John Green – Green CDL Ltd A junior solicitor has been struck off the roll of solicitors after leaving sensitive documents on a train then lying to her firm to buy more time to try to find the documents.   Claire Louise Matthews, who only qualified less than a year before the Read More

Morrisons victorious in data breach litigation – Supreme Court decision released today

Apr 1st, 2020 by admin

Date: 01 April 2020. Author: John Green Today has finally seen the Supreme Court release their judgment in the long running Morrisons data breach litigation. It started in 2013 when Andrew Skelton, a member of Morrison’s internal audit team, legitimately copied 100,000 employees records in the course of his employment. He proceeded to make a Read More

Russian data theft: Shady world where all is for sale

Feb 7th, 2020 by admin

Data breaches by Russian hackers are a global concern now, but the BBC has discovered how easy it is to buy personal data such as passport and bank account details in Russia itself. Data breaches by Russian hackers are a global concern now, but the BBC has discovered how easy it is to buy personal Read More

Facebook, Google and Twitter in data regulators’ sights

Feb 7th, 2020 by admin

Social media giant Facebook and its subsidiaries Instagram and WhatsApp have been the subject of most data investigations in the Republic of Ireland since the European Union’s new data protection regulation came into force a year ago.  Social media giant Facebook and its subsidiaries Instagram and WhatsApp have been the subject of most data investigations Read More

Mikhy Farrera-Brochez: US man guilty of trying to extort Singapore over HIV data

Feb 7th, 2020 by admin

An American man has been found guilty by a US court of trying to extort the Singaporean government over information in a leaked official HIV database.The court in Kentucky heard Mikhy Farrera-Brochez had sent two emails to Singaporean officials in 2018. In them he said he had possession of an official database containing the HIV Read More