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Public Matters - November 2021

Updates include data breach claims, contract law, procurement & bids, Environmental Protection Act, historical abuse & negligence.

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Stemming the tide of data breach claims: good news for data controllers

The cases summarised give considerable comfort to data controllers seeking to defend themselves against claims that relate to breaches arising as a result of a failure rather than a direct act and/or are based on assertions of damage or distress that are exaggerated, unsubstantiated or bear little relation to the breach itself.

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Onerous terms: the devil is in the detail!

This article set out sets out the legal position on the incorporation of both standard and onerous T&Cs into a contract before exploring HHJ Davies’ conclusion that the claimant’s onerous T&Cs had not been successfully incorporated.

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Amendments to public procurement thresholds

Every two years, the Cabinet Office is obliged to review the threshold figures contained within: (1) the Defence and Security Public Contracts Regulations 2011; (2) the Public Contracts Regulations 2015; (3) the Concession Contracts Regulations 2016; and (4) the Utilities Contracts Regulations 2016.

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