Author - Stuart Ritchie

GDPR engagement of 30+ additional jurisdictions – automated pleadings

Abstract: (1) The GDPR arguably, either directly or indirectly, could engage in a relatively straightforward fashion circa 30 jurisdictions apart from EU and EEA nations; plus some special jurisdictions such as places in northwest Africa, as implied by the Polisario jurisprudence. Pleadings for several such jurisdictional scenarios are explained. (2) My post on Brexit-proofing software contained an example of how jurisdictions might be embedded into a legal architecture artefact. That same example is reused to demonstrate how such pleadings can [...]


Brexit-proofing software – without programming for specific dates, jurisdictions, etc

Abstract: Simple methods to inoculate data protection (or any other) multi-jurisdictional software from Brexit and similar events, before their possibility can be known or even contemplated. International software blues A general problem for lawyers – and for all their clients dealing with multiple jurisdictions – is how to ensure seamless transition of processes and systems (IT and otherwise) between different jurisdictions, in which different legal systems apply and unpredictable new rules can come into effect at any moment and, in the [...]


“Data Breaches… Armageddon…” – as announced by the Three Horsemen

“Data breaches… Armageddon…” – Morrisons v Various Claimants, [2018] EWCA Civ 2339 at para 78. Caveat: I confess at the outset that this quotation, though technically accurate, fails truly to reflect the tenor of the Court of Appeal’s judgment. But are the consequences for employers so different? Not so clear. Bear with me while I try to dig myself out of this hole. To recapitulate, circa 100,000 employees of Morrisons (a UK supermarket chain) suffered a data breach when one of [...]