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10 May 2017
The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has ruled in Marcela Pešková & Jiří Peška v Travel Service [04.05.17] that, in the context of EC Regulation 261/2004 (the Regulation), a collision between an aircraft and a bird is an “extraordinary circumstance”, which may exempt the carrier from its obligation to pay compensation.
27 September 2016
TalkTalk unsuccessfully appealed against a fixed monetary penalty notice of £1,000, for failing to notify the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) of a personal data breach within 24 hours of detection of the breach, as required by the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations 2003 (PECR) and the Notification Regulation (611/2013).
16 May 2016
European Court of Justice (ECJ) decides that claims handling services provided by Polish outsourcing company are not exempt from VAT; decision may have considerable consequences for insurers and outsourcing companies.
28 April 2016
The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) ruled that the Montreal Convention must be interpreted as meaning that an air carrier which has concluded a contract of international carriage with an employer of persons carried as passengers is liable to that employer for damage occasioned by a delay.
10 February 2016
What is your employee getting app to? The recent case of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) concerned Bărbulescu’s dismissal by his employer for using the internet for personal communication during working hours, in breach of the company’s internet usage policy. The ECHR found that Bărbulescu’s right to private life and correspondence had been engaged but that his employer’s monitoring of his communications had been reasonable in the context of dismissal proceedings.
 

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