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Preparing for 4 July: Pubs and restaurants required to collect customers’ details

There will be some respite from life under lockdown in England on 4 July, when pubs, bars, cafés, takeaway services, and restaurants will be able to re-open, subject to high-level guidance issued by the UK government whereby businesses are asked to keep a temporary record of customers’ contact details for 21 days in order to support the NHS’s Test and Trace response. That means these businesses will need to ensure that they comply with GDPR legislation.

Queenslanders seek climate justice using Human Rights law

In Queensland, Australia, a group called Youth Verdict challenged an application for a mining lease on the basis that their human rights will be impacted by the climate change effects of the mine, citing Queensland’s new Human Rights Act. The application for a mining lease was made by Waratah Coal for an open cut and […]

Protecting personal data as lockdown unlocks

Alongside all the other practical challenges of the easing of lockdown restrictions is the question of what additional requests organisations may need to make of their employees to provide a safe working environment. This may include asking employees if they are experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms, requiring them to undergo testing in certain circumstances, and requiring them to provide for details of other employees, clients and suppliers with whom they may have been in contact.

Babylon Health admits GP app suffered a data breach

Babylon Health is one of the largest and most successful players in the rapidly growing telemedicine sector, having secured funding last year to expand into the US and across Asia. However, they are now under scrutiny after their GP video appointment app suffered a data breach. The breach has resulted in video recordings of some […]

Are Google’s cookies crumbling?

People who do not wish their data to be mined by Google Analytics seem to have been under the impression that choosing Google’s “Incognito” mode would prevent their personal data being mined by Analytics. Not so, says Google.

Latest Briefings

Patient confidentiality – to breach or not to breach? (Extended version)

Confidentiality is crucial to the relationship of trust and confidence between patients and their doctors. Huntington’s disease is a hereditary condition. Children of a sufferer have a 50% chance of developing the condition usually as an adult. It leads to severe physical and cognitive impairment. It is life shortening and in its later stages full-time care is required. If a father is suspected of suffering this condition, should his daughter be told even if her father has not consented? ABC v St George’s Healthcare NHS Trust looked at patient confidentiality in just such a situation.

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On-demand webinar: Recovering from Covid-19: What we are seeing in the market

As the country is eased out of lockdown, we held a webinar with our Managing Partner, Carl Jackson along with Partner, Louise Durkan and Director, Paul Slevin, to share their insights with regards to what they are seeing in the market. The webinar covers: The key concerns of business as they exit lockdown and ‘get […]

A just and equitable decision: Cayman Court of Appeal defines limits of arbitration in a winding up

On 23 April 2020, the Cayman Islands Court of Appeal (“CICA”) delivered an important decision in the case of Re China CVS (Cayman Islands) Holding Corp., which focussed on the question of arbitrability of shareholder petitions for the winding up of a company on the just and equitable ground. The CICA (Moses JA, Martin JA and Rix JA) unanimously determined that the petition in question was not arbitrable, thus overturning the first instance decision of Kawaley J, which formed the subject of our bulletin “Court Grants Mandatory Arbitration Stay in Winding Up Proceedings”.

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