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Posted in Data Protection & Privacy Winston Maxwell

European Commission and Article 29 Working Party Urge Respect for International Law in Data Cases

Territoriality will continue to be one of the most vexing problems for data regulation in 2018.  One aspect of this debate relates to whether a U.S. judge can compel the disclosure of personal data located in Europe without using international treaty mechanisms.  This issue is currently being considered by the United States Supreme Court in the case United States v. Continue Reading

Posted in Defamation

UK “Plebgate” Police Scandal Raises Privacy and Human Rights Concerns

The High Court has ruled that the strong public interest in the Court having before it all the relevant evidence outweighs individual rights to confidentiality.

The recent ruling comes as part of the so-called “Plebgate” incident involving an altercation between Conservative MP Andrew Mitchell, the Government Chief Whip at the time, and police officers on duty at Downing Street.  Police … Continue Reading