Public matters - February 2019
This month includes Google's GDPR breach, what constitutes a ‘highway', a procurement case, trial of facts, and the Modern Slavery Act.
Welcome to our Public Matters Newsletter.
This month we have:
Google penalised €50m for GDPR breach
The first major financial penalty of €50m (£44m) has been imposed on Google for GDPR breach – what does this mean for you?
London Borough of Southwark and another v Transport for London - Supreme Court decision
The Court of Appeal case of London Borough of Southwark and the City of London v Transport for London centred on the transfer of ‘highways’ to Transport for London and what constituted a ‘highway.’ Kassra Powles reviews the recent Supreme Court judgment.
MEAT methodology examined in recent case: Proximus v Council 
Olivia Watkinson summarises the recent procurement case of Proximus v Council and what it means for you.
When the accused can’t stand trial?
There are many situations whereby after a criminal investigation has started, an accused individual can no longer stand trial. Laura Broadhead looks at when this might happen and when a trial of facts may be used.
Modern Slavery Act 2015 – latest developments
Momentum is gathering in the call to take a tougher approach to how large businesses tackle modern slavery issues in their supply chains. Emma Grant and Raymond Silverstein look at the latest developments.