Black History Month: Why diversity in data protection matters?

On 25th May 2020, two months after the UK was put into lockdown due to the Covid-19 pandemic, an unarmed Black man, George Floyd, was murdered by the police in Minneapolis, USA. The death of George Floyd reignited the Black Lives Matter movement and sparked protests across the globe, bringing to light the continued problem [...]

By |2024-01-29T12:21:45+00:0029th October, 2020|ThoughtLeadership|

Diving into Class Action claims, what you need to know

When the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) first came into force in May 2018, it was widely anticipated that there would be a deluge of class action claims for infringements of data protection laws. The first reason for this anticipation is that the GDPR confers extensive rights on data subjects to make claims for data protection breaches. Under articles 78 – 80 inclusive, data subjects can bring claims against supervisory authorities, controllers and processors. They also have the option to be represented by a not-for-profit body to bring [...]

By |2020-10-20T17:00:45+01:0020th October, 2020|ThoughtLeadership|

Court rules police use of facial recognition technology unlawful

On 11 August 2020, the Court of Appeal ruled against the South Wales Police (SWP) in finding its use of automatic facial recognition (AFR) technology unlawful. AFR is a way of verifying the identity of an individual through the use of technology. It uses biometrics to map facial features from a photograph or video, then compares the information [...]

By |2024-01-29T12:22:18+00:008th October, 2020|ThoughtLeadership, Uncategorized|
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