Court of Appeal Confirms a Person’s Name Constitutes Personal Data

Court of Appeal Confirms a Person’s Name Constitutes Personal Data

A judgment from the Court of Appeal on 7 February 2014 in the case of Edem v The information Commissioner & Financial Services Authority [2014] EWCA Civ 92, has held that “a name is personal data unless it is so common that without further information, such as its use in a work context, a person would remain unidentifiable despite its disclosure” (see paragraph 20 of judgment).

LXBN TV: Congress Makes Push for National Data Breach Legislation – Will Anything Come of It?

By | LXBN | March 3, 2014
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We’ve seen it on other issues and we’re seeing it again with respect to creating a national data breach law: Congress can be quick to react to a major incident, but their follow-through isn’t always the best. Right now, we’re in the reaction phase with a data breach law as Congress has put forth five pieces of legislation on the matter.

Decision Holds “Prior Express Consent” to Send Transactional Text Messages is Present When Consumer Simply Provides Their Mobile Number; District Courts Split On Issue

By | InfoLawGroup | March 3, 2014
Decision Holds “Prior Express Consent” to Send Transactional Text Messages is Present When Consumer Simply Provides Their Mobile Number; District Courts Split On Issue

In a recent decision, United States District Judge Stephen V. Wilson granted summary judgment to defendant Sabre Inc. (“Sabre”) on the basis that the plaintiff provided her “prior express consent” to receive text messages simply by providing her mobile number on a contact form.