Category Archives: Social media

Google v Lloyd- Representative action for damages fails under the DPA 1998

  As more individuals become aware of the way in which organisations such as Facebook, and Google have used their personal data unlawfully, then the prospect of litigation, and class actions, seems increasingly likely.  However, the recent case of Lloyd … Continue reading

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Facebook Fan page administrators need to be GDPR compliant

  By Susan Wolf In our previous blog we considered the recent, and much awaited, decision of the Court of Justice of the European Union  (CJEU) on the status of Facebook fan page users [1]. After protracted litigation in the German … Continue reading

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Decision: Facebook Fan Page Administrators are Data Controllers

By Susan Wolf On 5th June 2018 the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) delivered its long awaited Facebook fan page decision. The case concerned the definition of data controller under the now repealed Data Protection Directive 95/46/EC [1] and in … Continue reading

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Monitoring Staff Use of Social Networks: The Human Rights Implications

According to a recent FOI request made by BBC Radio 5 live, last year there was a rise in the number of UK council staff suspended after being accused of breaking social media rules. Many employers, both in the public … Continue reading

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Facebook, Social Networks and the Need for RIPA Authorisations

By Ibrahim Hasan Increasingly local authorities are turning to the online world, especially social media, when conducting investigations. There is some confusion as to whether the viewing of suspects’ Facebook accounts and other social networks requires an authorisation under Part … Continue reading

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    I bought a new car. On delivery day it was in the showroom draped in a royal blue cloth with a sign saying Reserved for Mr Onassis. The salesman before handing me the keys mumbled in an apologetic … Continue reading

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Controlling, Lying and Blocking: Ways for the individual to win the privacy arms race?

This is a version of Marion Oswald’s speech at the launch of the Centre for Law & Information Policy at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies on 24 February 2015. My talk is about controlling, lying and blocking. Could these … Continue reading

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