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Latest Legal News

Latest Legal News

Leveson And Data Protection?

Ross McKenzie

The royal charter underpinning a system of press regulation has received much of the headline attention following the Leveson Inquiry. However, the report of the Leveson Inquiry also recommended that the regulator of the Data Protection Act (“DPA”), the Information Commissioner’s Officer (“ICO”), should take steps to provide guidelines for the press to observe when processing personal data. 

In response to this recommendation, the ICO have published a draft guidance note titled “Data Protection and Journalism: A Guide for the Media”.

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Look Who's Coming To Dinner - Step Up To The Plate

Aberdeen city centre has come under increasing pressure as the economy has boomed - and has failed to keep pace.

That was the honest appraisal from Maggie Bochel, Aberdeen City Council Head of Planning and Sustainable Development at Burness Paull’s event on city regeneration – but she insisted the council was doing everything possible to be more “bold, ambitious and aggressive” to make improvements.

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UK Continental Shelf 2014: Stewardship. Partnership. Collaboration.

Alasdair Freeman

As we enter the New Year the oil and gas industry is again making headlines for a number of reasons.

On the positive side, 2013 saw investment in the North Sea reaching its highest level since the boom years of the 1970s (£13.5 billion) with significant investment expected to continue into 2014.

Sir Ian Wood’s recently published interim report sets out recommendations on how to maximise the UK’s offshore oil and gas resources.

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