This seminar will give an overview of the latest information management issues facing businesses in 2012 covering: 

Monetary penalty notices - the Information Commissioner has now issued a significant number of notices for breaches of the Data Protection Act, and has just indicated that it is about to issue its first notices to those infringing the direct marketing laws.  We will look at what trends are emerging from the notices already issued and what lessons can be learnt for future compliance; 

Reform of data protection laws and other recent developments - in 2012 the European Commission has put forward its proposals to reform data protection laws in recognition that many provisions of the current law are outdated.  We will look at what the proposals will mean.  We will also take an overview of other recent developments such as the potential impact of the Leveson Inquiry, the introduction of the new cookie laws and the latest government proposals for access to private emails; and 

Recent key cases and legislative developments in freedom of information - 2012 has seen the appointment of a new Scottish Information Commissioner.  We will look at whether this has changed the approach to FOI in Scotland, looking at amongst other things the Scottish Government "legal advice" decision and the Scottish Government's bill to ammend the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.  We will also look at developments under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. 



This seminar will be of interest to those working in both the public and private sectors.


David Reid, Associate
Alison White, Consultant
Nicola Rinaldi, Associate

Shepherd and Wedderburn, Glasgow

Shepherd and Wedderburn

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Shepherd and Wedderburn, Edinburgh

Shepherd and Wedderburn

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