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Tribunal Clarifies Which High Salaries Are Exempt Under FOI
It is 'fair' to disclose salary information of non-academic staff earning over £100,000 provided they are part of the Principal’s Central Team. (Posted on 08/10/14)
New FOI Exemption to Benefit Research
An amendment to the FOIA Act 2000 has come into force which extends the exemption on disclosure of research information. (Posted on 02/10/14)
New Copyright Exceptions Come Into Force
New copyright exceptions for quotation, parody, caricature and pastiche and personal copying for private use come into force today. (Posted on 01/10/14)
ICO Warns Employees Stealing Personal Information is a Crime

The ICO recently warned employees that the removal of personal information of their employer when they change employment constitutes a criminal offence.

(Posted on 26/09/14)
Licensing of Orphan Works

Guidance has been produced by the IPO to assist potential applicants when searching for right holders to obtain permission to reproduce an orphan work.

(Posted on 18/09/14)
Online News Publishers Can be Held Responsible for Defamation
The ECJ has confirmed that online news publishers can be held responsible for defamatory comments made on their website regardless of their business model. (Posted on 16/09/14)
ECJ Rules that Libraries may Digitise Books for Dedicated Terminals
The ECJ has made it clear that educational institutions may digitise lawfully held works in order to make them available to the public on “dedicated terminals". (Posted on 12/09/14)
Have Your Say on the ICO Data Sharing Code of Practice
Fill in an online survey to share how you use the code, and how it helps compliance by 5 October. (Posted on 08/09/14)
DP and Research Data: What You Need to Know
This new Q and A document answers key questions for researchers where research data cannot be anonymised, including guidance on who is responsible, how to store and share research data, and how to meet a subject access request. (Posted on 25/08/14)
FOI Court Evidence Can Be Given in Secret
The Court of Appeal has ruled that, where appropriate, a public authority's evidence can be given in private, without the applicant or his/her legal representative present. (Posted on 11/08/14)
Court of Appeal Rules on FOI Request Format
A recent decision means that a requestor can specify the particular software format in which electronic information should be provided under FOI. (Posted on 05/08/14)
New ICO Guidance on Big Data and Data Protection

This guidance aims to ensure that the potential privacy issues surrounding big data are recognised and handled in accordance with data protection laws.

(Posted on 30/07/14)
Change in Consumer Laws for Colleges and Universities

Colleges and universities who sell goods and services via their websites must provide increased information to consumers.

(Posted on 22/07/14)
Private Copying At What Cost?

Without providing a fair compensation scheme for rights holders, the private copying exception may not be permitted, according to a UK parliamentary committee.

(Posted on 08/07/14)
Jisc Legal Sponsors Jisc RSC Northern Mobile Technologies Award

Jisc Legal was delighted to sponsor the Mobile Technologies Award at Jisc RSC Northern e-Learning Awards.

(Posted on 27/06/14)
Compulsory Disclosure of Minor Spent Convictions Breaches Human Rights, Rules Supreme Court

The UK's highest appellate court found that forced disclosure of all spent convictions, including cautions, under the Enhanced Criminal Record Certificate breaches Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights.

(Posted on 26/06/14)
ERA New Single Licence Tariff for FE

  The ERA has announced the tariffs to apply to new single ERA Licences issued from 1 August 2014 for Further Education and Sixth Form students.

(Posted on 25/06/14)
ECJ Rules on State Aid and Software Licensing

The European Court of Justice has rejected claims raised by a Dutch software provider, Sarc, that the European Commission had mishandled its complaint about a software licensing deal between a rival company.  

(Posted on 20/06/14)
ERA Publishes New Single Licence Tariff
Tariff applies to new single ERA Licences issued from 1 August 2014.   (Posted on 09/06/14)
European Opinion Suggests University Can Digitise via 'Dedicated Terminals'

A preliminary opinion from the ECJ's Advocate General suggests digitising and making books available via dedicated terminals may be permitted under Article 5 of the Copyright Directive, but user copying is a step too far.

(Posted on 06/06/14)
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