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Defamation and data protection claims can be brought in parallel

by White & Case LLP on

The English Court of Appeal has confirmed in a recent case that data protection claims may be brought hand-in-hand with defamation claims. The case provides a reminder to businesses that the use of data protection as a weapon...more

Gym members shocked as Fitness First installs CCTV cameras in changing rooms

by Hassan Elhais on

DUBAI // The operator of a gymnasium chain has installed security cameras in changing areas, sparking anger from members and warnings that it could be breaking the law. Customers of Fitness First Middle East’s gym...more

Drone Laws and Privacy in Canada

by Field Law on

‘Drones’ were first known by the military as unmanned aerial vehicles, and later by the International Civil Aviation Organization as remotely piloted aircraft systems. Drones come in various shapes and sizes and can be...more

Employers vicariously liable for data breaches caused by rogue employees

by White & Case LLP on

The High Court recently held that employers can be vicariously liable for data breaches caused by rogue employees. The decision highlights the importance to businesses of ensuring that data protection compliance requirements...more

Global Anti-Corruption Perspective: Conducting Investigations in the Middle East: 10 Key Considerations

by DLA Piper on

It is now commonplace for corporate entities to conduct investigations or risk assessments in multiple territories and jurisdictions at the same time. This type of work is, in part, a direct consequence of increasingly global...more

Privacy & Cybersecurity Update - June 2015

In This Issue: - USA Freedom Act Brings Changes to Surveillance Program - Connecticut Enacts Bill Imposing Tighter Data Security Obligations - Pennsylvania Court Dismisses Data Breach Negligence...more

Status Updates - November 2014 #5

..Tale of the tape. Remember the 1980s? Back then, watching a movie on demand meant visiting your local video store and renting the video tape version of the film that you wanted to watch (assuming it was available). During...more

Two Privacy Class Actions: Facebook and Apple

by Field Law on

Two privacy class actions earlier this year have pitted technology giants Facebook Inc. and Apple Inc. against Canadian consumers who allege privacy violations. The two cases resulted in very different outcomes. First,...more

European Court confirms that an Estonian Internet news portal is responsible for defamatory comments posted by readers

by DLA Piper on

In the case of Delfi AS v Estonia, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) upheld an Estonian domestic court decision to hold Delfi, one of the largest Estonian internet news portals, liable for defamatory comments posted...more

June 2012: London Litigation Update

The Enforceability of “Best Endeavours” Clauses: Clauses requiring parties to use ‘best’ or ‘reasonable’ endeavours are common place in commercial contracts. They make sense to parties at the time of contracting, where...more

Advertising Law - February 8, 2010

In This Issue: *States Consider Action on Gift Card Laws *ICC Releases Guidelines on International Green Marketing *The Little “i” That Could *Twitter Defamation Suit Dismissed – Tweets Are “Rambling Hyperbole” *Trade...more

California and International Celebrity Lawyer On Invasion of Privacy, Defamation, False Light and Misappropriation of Name,...

by Sebastian Gibson on

Today, Celebrity and Workplace Invasions of Privacy are occurring on a daily basis. The right of publicity, the right to control the commercial use of their identity, is constantly infringed. Now individual citizens are also...more

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