Last week Google’s Project Zero team published details of serious security flaws, Meltdown and Spectre, which affect almost every modern computer, and could allow hackers to steal sensitive personal data.
The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has published a number of guides on the GDPR designed to assist local authorities, education providers, small public health sector bodies, small organisations and charities.
Judgment was handed down in the important case of Various Claimants v Wm Morrison Supermarket Plc (2017) concerning criminal misuse of data by an employee, a timely case given the upcoming enforcement date of the GDPR, under which the frequency of employee group actions is expected to increase.
Only in exceptional circumstances will a court “pierce the corporate veil” and attach liability to a shareholder for the actions of a company thus reaffirming a long-standing principle of contract law.
In the ordinary ebb and flow of business, documenting the terms on which deals are struck is not always at the forefront of the minds of those involved: precisely documented terms are, after all, not the main object of the deal and can even be viewed with suspicion (as preventing business, rather than helping it).
This update comments on latest developments including: higher SDLT rates on purchases of additional residential properties: what counts as a “major interest”? and residential property: whether land which adjoins a dwelling forms part of its “grounds”.