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Covert surveillance at work - a breach of the right to privacy?

A look at Lόpez Ribalda and others v Spain, addressing the question of whether covert video surveillance of staff at work was a breach of their right to privacy.

Law Firm: Womble Bond Dickinson | Published: 19 January 2018 | Practice Area: Business of law

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Business and human rights: Key 2017 developments and the road ahead

HSF reflects on some of the key Business and Human Rights developments of 2017 and highlights some of the issues to look out for over the next 12 months.

Law Firm: Herbert Smith Freehills | Published: 19 December 2017 | Practice Area: Art. 8 Human Rights Act

Legal privilege - human right or fraudster's shield?

This article looks at what the recent decisions in Avonwick Holdings Ltd and others v Shlosberg and Leeds v Lemos, mean for trustees.

Law Firm: Gowling WLG | Published: 21 November 2017 | Practice Area: Art. 8 Human Rights Act

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New York ballot selfie ban upheld… for now

A Federal court in New York has upheld New York’s ban on ballot-box selfies. This briefing examines the judgment.

Law Firm: Reed Smith | Published: 16 November 2017 | Practice Area: Advertising and Marketing

There’s no debate: freedom of speech presents challenging legal issues for workers and employers in the age of social media

John Pueschel of Womble Bond Dickinson examines the limits on employee free speech and use of social media against the background of recent events at Google and in Charlottesville.

Law Firm: Womble Bond Dickinson | Published: 06 November 2017 | Practice Area: Freedom of Information

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GDPR - A general overview

The GDPR takes effect from 25 May 2018 and was introduced to further harmonise and modernise data protection procedures. This briefing aims to provide a summarised overview of the key changes to the existing regime.

Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 12 September 2017 | Practice Area: Data Protection and Privacy

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Court rules on one of South Africa’s most publicised hate speech matters

This briefing examines the recent ruling in South African Human Rights Commission & 3 Others v Jon Qwelane.

Law Firm: Bowmans | Published: 30 August 2017 | Practice Area: Media

Department of Justice announces review of media subpoena policies

Policy changes impacting DOJ’s ability to investigate matters involving media organizations could have significant legal and business implications if enacted. This article examines the proposals.

Law Firm: Latham & Watkins | Published: 29 August 2017 | Practice Area: Media

Employment essentials: July 2017’s Top 5

Gowling WLG's employment, labour & equalities experts bring you the latest top five employment law developments that may affect your business.

Law Firm: Gowling WLG | Published: 01 August 2017 | Practice Area: Employment

New guidance for lawyers advising clients on human rights risks

On 17 July 2017, the International Bar Association Legal Policy and Research Unit released a Handbook for Lawyers on Business and Human Rights. This article examines its contents.

Law Firm: DLA Piper | Published: 20 July 2017 | Practice Area: Art. 8 Human Rights Act

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