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

19 Jan 2018
Hot on the heels of the recent case of Antovic and Mirkovic v Montenegro, which we reported in our update of 15 December last year, the European Court of Human Rights has again had to address the question of whether covert video surveillance of staff at work was a breach of their right to privacy under Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights. In Lόpez Ribalda and others v Spain, five individuals were shown - based on covert video evidence - to have stolen goods from the supermarket where they worked. They claimed that the use of covert surveillance was a breach of their right to privacy.
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Uber: fork in the road for information society services providers

19 Jan 2018
The CJEU has held that, where Uber offers a smartphone application – through which customers wishing to make urban journeys can connect with non-professional drivers using their own vehicles – such services must be regarded as being inherently linked to a transport service. Accordingly, these services must be classified as ‘…a service in the field of transport…’ within the meaning of Article 58(1) TFEU.
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GDPR compliance – the final countdown begins

18 Jan 2018
The EU's General Data Protection Regulation takes effect on 25 May 2018. This means organisations have a matter of months to achieve compliance. Much has been made in the press about the significant obligations that the GDPR will place on all organisations. It will undoubtedly be challenging for organisations to assess the actions that they need to take to move towards compliance and then implement those actions.