Monthly Archives: March 2018

Court condemns Facebook’s use of personal data

After a lengthy battle with the Federation of German Consumer Organisations (“FGCO”) regarding Facebook’s data protection policies, the Berlin Regional Court (“BRC”) has found that Facebook’s use of its users’ data was illegal. Facebook had failed to obtain consent to … Continue reading

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Cambridge Analytica and the investigative and corrective powers of the ICO

I first heard about a company called Cambridge Analytica in January 2017.  Having an interest in data protection matters due to the nature of my work, I was actually fascinated by a company that claimed it could assist political campaigns … Continue reading

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Disappointed Beneficiaries – The importance of seeking early advice

In January the case of Sargeant v Sargeant decided that after 10 years since Probate was granted for her husband, the Claimant (Mrs Mary Sargeant) did not have permission to bring a claim against her husband’s estate. The Inheritance (Provision … Continue reading

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Additional rights for delayed rail passengers under the Consumer Rights Act 2015

Delayed rail passengers will now be given stronger rights to claim consequential losses, including taxi fares, hotels and missed flights following train cancellations and delays. Currently the National Rail Conditions of Travel (the “NRCoT”) govern rail travel and this allows … Continue reading

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