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Public Sector and Human Rights Briefing – May 2020

Briefings | Mon 18th May, 2020

As we face more time under the shadow of Covid-19, now in this ‘new normal’, many of us are using technology more and seeing the legal issues that are arising out of it/IT.

There have been Data Protection and Human Rights issues raised about the Government’s new Covid-19 tracing app. and police surveillance. There have been the disturbing new trends of increased online abuse and even the ‘Zoombombing’ of child abuse.

There have also been recent Data Protection decisions involving Morrisons and Google that should provide some guidance on how this area of law is being developed.

In this Briefing, Geoff Weddell and Ian Clarke shine a light on the crucial areas of causation and damage in Data Protection claims. Their authoritative articles should benefit anyone considering or facing a data claim.

Members of the Public Sector & Human Rights team have for many years handled a number of the leading cases involving local and public authorities.

Read the Briefing in full here.


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