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The right to be forgotten and the removal of information that may disproportionately impact the lives of individuals

Last week, an individual won his legal action against Google in connection with what is known as the “right to be forgotten” in a UK High Court case. The right to be forgotten (also referred to as the right to … Continue reading

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Sands of Time : Discretion and limitation

The periods set out in the Limitation Act 1980 are relatively generous. Most civil matters must be brought within 6 years of the event that triggered the claim and there are a variety of special circumstances that may allow particular … Continue reading

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The Modern Approach to “Meal Tickets” – Court overturns Order that granted a millionaire’s ex-wife maintenance for life

The Court of Appeal (“CoA”) yesterday reaffirmed the Court’s more modern approach to spousal maintenance,  championing “clean breaks” between divorcing couples and limiting claims for ongoing spousal maintenance (reports of the story are accessible both here and here). In Waggott … Continue reading

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Cutting a cohabitee out of your will?

The recent case of Thompson v Raggett has highlighted the risks of cutting a cohabitee out of your will.  In this case Ms Thompson had lived with her partner, Mr Hodge, for over 40 years. Over the years Mr Hodge … Continue reading

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Reform, reform, reform – family law issues for the ages

Sir James Munby, the President of the Family Division has recently delivered a speech at the University of Edinburgh Law School castigating the speed of progress of reform in family law. Particular focus was given by Sir James regarding cohabitant’s … Continue reading

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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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