The Data Brief

A monthly data protection bulletin from the barristers at 5 Essex Chambers

The Data Brief is edited by Francesca Whitelaw KC, Aaron Moss and John Goss, barristers at 5 Essex Chambers, with contributions from the whole information law, data protection and AI Team.

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Issue 35 - May 2024

This edition is written by Francesca Whitelaw KC and Alex Ustych, who with Aaron Moss and John Goss, edit the Data Brief.

28 May 2024

In March 2024 the Centre for Emerging Technology and Security (CETaS), a research centre based…

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28 May 2024

In the March 2023 Data Brief article ‘Once more, with feeling: the return of the…

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28 May 2024

The European Data Protection Board (‘EDPB’) coordinates the work of regulators investigating ChatGPT’s compliance with…

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Previous articles

25 April 2024

In its decision in Tonchev v Bulgaria (Application no. 40519/15) earlier this month the ECtHR…

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25 April 2024

It’s a transparency double-whammy this week – as well as Experian, the IC has recently…

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25 April 2024

The Information Commissioner’s appeal against the FTT’s decision to set aside (most of) its enforcement…

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26 March 2024

Although the guidance specifically refers to mental health emergencies,  employers should remember that data protection…

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26 March 2024

In Wessex Fertility Limited v University Southampton Hospital NHS Foundation Trust Human Fertilisation and Embryology…

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26 March 2024

The CJEU has given a preliminary ruling that oral transfer of personal data does amount…

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28 February 2024

In Farley v Paymaster (1836) Ltd [2024] EWHC 383 (KB), a judgment of Nicklin J…

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28 February 2024

On 1 February 2024, judgment was handed down in President Donald J. Trump v Orbis…

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30 January 2024

Mr Austin noticed an entry on the gifts and hospitality register that £12,500 was received…

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30 January 2024

In two recent decisions just before Christmas, the Information Commissioner issued enforcement notices on law…

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19 December 2023

The Court of Appeal in Moss v Kingston-Upon-Thames RLBC [2023] EWCA Civ 1438 considered the…

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