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Inbrief18 May 2022
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a European legislation affecting all organisations that hold personal data on living individuals. It aims to ensure that organisations using and processing personal data do so fairly and lawfully and gives a number of rights to individuals in terms of how they can access their data and influence its use.
04 May 2022
Smile! You’re on camera! And we are detecting your heart rate, pupil dilation, blood pressure, temperature, and other physiognomic measurements… Empathic Artificial Intelligence is a sub-group of Artificial Intelligence (AI) systems which makes use of empathic technology: algorithms that purportedly have the ability to detect human emotions. In this article we consider the data privacy and employment issues for employers arising from this emerging technology.
14 April 2022
The Irish Data Protection Commission (DPC) recently published its annual report for 2021 detailing the activities it undertook in 2021 and setting out its regulatory strategy and priorities for the next five years.
Toni Lorenzo and Alistair Hayes provide practical observations on the High Court's decision in Nissan Motor’s case for the Solicitors Journal01 April 2022
Background: Ravinder Passi was previously employed as Nissan’s Global General Counsel based in Japan. His employment was terminated in November 2020. Mr Passi brought two Employment Tribunal claims, including allegations of whistleblowing, detriment and victimisation (one during – and one following the end of – his employment). On providing his disclosure in connection with these claims, Nissan realised Mr Passi had removed and retained hundreds of highly confidential and privileged documents.
15 February 2022
On 12 January 2022 the CNIL published guidelines  on the reuse of personal data by data processors for their own purposes.
Data trends to watch for the retail, hospitality and leisure sector. Bryony Long writes for The Retailer Magazine
Press11 February 2022
It has been a busy year for data privacy with significant regulatory action and interesting developments relevant to the luxury and retail industry.
Press28 January 2022
Technology continues to present a growling engine of change, yet with this change comes some specific challenges.
25 January 2022
Just when we were hoping for a gentle ease into the year, the Austrian Data Protection Authority (DPA) decision of 22 December 2021 was made public and a flurry of concerns around the future of international transfers (not just the use of Google Analytics) ensued.
Should companies be recording their employees’ vaccination status and test results? Ben Favaro comments for People Management
Press17 December 2021
Following a People Management Insight webinar on the topic, hosted in partnership with ELMO UK, the software provider's CEO Adam Reynolds explores the legality of collecting workers' Covid-related data.
16 December 2021
Our Hong Kong employment team have collaborated with Conventus Law on their podcast series “Heart of the Matter – A Podcast on Legal Development from around the world”.
10 December 2021
On 25 November 2021 the ICO issued an Opinion  on its expectations for online advertising, its latest update to its thematic review  of the adtech industry which commenced in 2019. The latest Opinion builds on concerns initially identified by the ICO  in 2019 and sets out the privacy standards that the ICO expects adtech vendors to meet when developing new products so that people’s online privacy is safeguarded.
09 December 2021
Now that the dust is settling on the long-awaited judgment of the Supreme Court in Lloyd v Google, it is worth reflecting how we ended up here, as well as what it means for the future of data litigation. After all, Lloyd v Google  was the case that was set to determine whether floodgates would open in the UK when it comes to ‘opt-out’ data & privacy class actions.
A new report for the Future of Work Hub: “Eight drivers of change – the future of work” (By James Davies, Lewis Silkin LLP)22 November 2021
The last few years have marked a unique period of turbulence and uncertainty. The landscape of the world of work is changing as the world adjusts to the lasting effects of the pandemic alongside longer-term, large-scale drivers of change.
The AdTech Challenge: Thriving in an E-commerce World - Jo Farmer, Mark Hersey and Helen Hart write for PLC Magazine02 November 2021
The privacy and other legal challenges that advertisers face in navigating the online advertising industry and, in particular, the use of AdTech.
01 November 2021
We're seeing more 'eco-friendly’ and ‘all natural' products on our shelves, as consumers demand more sustainable choices. But as companies come under increased pressure to meet their Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) goals, how can we tell if some are twisting the truth?
29 October 2021
In an Irish Data Protection Commission (DPC) draft decision, which has been published by Max Schrems’ on his None of your Business website, the DPC has proposed to fine Facebook up to €36 million over the social media giant’s lack of transparency and clarity in informing their users about the legal basis used to process their data. It found that “the lack of transparency goes to the heart of data subject rights and risks undermining their effectiveness by not providing transparent information”.
Lewis Silkin recognised with top rankings in Chambers UK 2022 for Employment, Media and Entertainment: Advertising and Marketing, and Intellectual Property: Law Firms with Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys
Press21 October 2021
Lewis Silkin’s performance in the sector continues to improve following a strong performance in Legal 500, earning 69 individual and practice rankings – of which 6 are top tier practice rankings and 5 are new entries or improvements.
15 October 2021
Data breaches have a long tail and organisations can’t hang up their hats once an incident has been remediated and regulatory interactions about said incident concluded. Instead, they have to prepare for the inevitable wave of identikit and (for the most part) low-to-no value claims which follow.
Lewis Silkin receives tier 1 ranking in Legal 500 UK 2022 for Employment, M&A and Media and Entertainment
Press01 October 2021
Lewis Silkin continues to receive strong recognition in the latest Legal 500 UK guide released yesterday, earning 67 individual lawyer and practice rankings – of which 7 are top tier practice rankings, 3 were new entries and 7 were improvements on last year.
22 September 2021
In its recent report entitled “Europe’s Enforcement Paralysis” (Report), the ICCL looks at the overall enforcement capacity of European data protection authorities in cross-border cases. It paints a gloomy picture, highlighting several glaring issues