The UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has launched a public consultation on its draft international data transfer agreement (IDTA) and guidance. When organisations send personal information to a country outside the UK, they must ensure people’s data protection rights continue to
The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has reported a 20 per cent drop in personal data breach reports, from 11,854 in the 2019/20 financial year, down to 9,532 in the most recent financial year. These figures were published in the ICO’s annual report and analysed by the Parliament S
European citizens are being detained and threatened with deportation, despite having applied for settled status – contrary to the Brexit withdrawal agreement. The Home Office has served EU nationals removal directions even though they could prove they had applied for settled status.
UK: English court allows appeal by Sky in trade mark infringement action against email migration service provider
The English Court of Appeal has allowed part of an appeal by the broadcaster and broadband provider Sky after it had the use of its trade marks restricted following an infringement action against a cloud storage business with a similar name founded by former Microsoft employees. Sky Ltd and other me
Police managed to solve a mere two per cent of dog theft cases in the UK last year.
A new UK government bill intended to give judges more power in judicial review cases has been introduced at Westminster. The legislation will allow judges to modify quashing orders by introducing two changes, to be used at the discretion of individual judges:
UK government plans to address ‘legal but harmful’ online content threaten freedom of speech and would be ineffective, peers have warned. Instead, existing laws should be enforced properly and any serious harms not already illegal should be criminalised, according to a House of Lords Com
The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) is to be given new powers to fine companies that rip off customers, make misleading claims, or have unfair terms and conditions. It is expected that Kwasi Kwarteng, business secretary, will announce the proposals next week to strengthen the CMA's powers po
Michael Gove will be questioned by peers tomorrow as part of an inquiry into the future governance of the UK, exploring topics such as intergovernmental relations, promoting the Union across Government and funding arrangements. The Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and minister for the Cabinet Of
The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has imposed fines totalling over £260 million for competition law breaches in relation to the supply of hydrocortisone tablets. The fines are the result of a CMA investigation into the conduct of several pharmaceutical firms which found that Aud
Calls have been made for serious offences in the military to be tried in civilian courts due to “shamefully low” conviction rates. Ministry of Defence figures obtained by Labour indicate that the conviction rate for rape cases heard by courts martial was six times lower than in civilian
People should be allowed to declare their gender as X on their passports, the UK Supreme Court will hear today. Christie Elan-Cane, 63, who identifies as non-gendered, will ask the court to declare the ban on the practice to be in breach of human rights.
Too many drug addicts are "cycling in and out" of prison without hope of rehabilitation or recovery, according to a UK government review. The Review of drugs part two: prevention, treatment, and recovery, by Dame Carol Black, sets out recommendations for drug treatment and recovery.
A new draft of the cabinet manual needs to be produced as soon as possible for it to remain useful, according to the House of Lords Constitution Committee. In a report published today, the committee has emphasised that as the cabinet manual is now a decade old, it needs to be updated or risk be
Fundamental changes in the movement of people to and from the European Union, which will come into effect next year, require urgent preparation and clarification, the House of Lords Justice and Home Affairs Committee has said. In a letter published today to the Home Secretary, Priti Patel, the