Further to our previous e-update which discussed the Employment Tribunal’s ruling that two Uber cab drivers are “workers” within the meaning of the Employment Rights Act 1996 and working time and minimum wage legislation, Uber has stopped traffic once again with the news that their appeal against this decision to the EAT has been unsuccessful.
The Outer House has dismissed a petition for judicial review of the decision of the Scottish Ministers to grant section 36 consent and deemed planning permission for the Creag Riabhach Wind Farm in Sutherland. The petitioner challenged the adequacy of the Scottish Ministers’ stated reasons for granting consent contrary to the advice of Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) in relation to the impact on wild land and wider landscape and visual impacts.
When we think of a cartel, we usually think of groups of companies exchanging sensitive commercial information at secret meetings over months, even years! However, as Balmoral have found out, the cartel offence can cover a single exchange of sensitive commercial information, as well as the classic cartel scenario.
More than a year has passed since the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union. Since then Brexit has rarely been far from the top of the news agenda and has almost replaced the weather as the go to conversation starter.
The EU Competition Commissioner, Margrethe Vestager, recently announced that the European Commission would be placing focus on exploitative conducts, in particular excessive pricing within EU competition law. This focus on excessive pricing is unusual as competition authorities have historically been reluctant to intervene in pricing issues as competition authorities generally lack the proper resources and expertise to define what a fair price would be in individual markets. The European Commission has also had limited success in this area, many of its attempts to regulate prices being overturned by the European Court.
The relatives of a victim of epithelioid mesothelioma, an asbestos-related condition, have been awarded a significant level of damages totalling more than £340,000 in a recent decision by the Court of Session against Edinburgh Shipyard firm Henry Robb Ltd.
The Limitation (Childhood Abuse) (Scotland) Act 2017 came in to force on 4 October 2017 and inserted a provision in to the Prescription and Limitation (Scotland) Act 1973 which removes the three year time bar period in actions where a person seeks damages for abuse suffered as a child.
The requirement to notify is gone, but you still need to pay fees to the ICO.
What does notification mean? Under the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA), personal data must not be processed unless the data controller has registered with the ICO – this is of course subject to a few exemptions.
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