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European Court of Justice has declared Safe Harbor invalid

On 6 October 2015 the European Court of Justice issued a judgement in favour of a private individual Mr Schrems, against Facebook, declaring as inadequate the protection provided by the US safe harbour privacy principles.


Nurses added to Government’s Shortage Occupation List

Nurses have been added to the Government’s Shortage Occupation List as an interim measure and therefore it is much simpler for nurses who are non-EU nationals to come to work in the UK.


Tech Nation Visa Scheme to be introduced in November 2015

Tech City UK has recently unveiled the Tech Nation Visa Scheme to bring more flexibility to the Tier 1 Exceptional talent visa route and attract more world class digital talent to the UK.


New Consumer Rights arrive on 1 October 2015

Consumer law is changing as the Consumer Rights Act (CRA) comes into force on 1st October 2015. The law will be clearer and easier to understand, meaning that consumers should be able to buy and businesses should be able to sell to them with confidence.


Case Update: Banksy mural ‘Art Buff’ owned by landlord, not tenant

The High Court has decided that a Banksy mural, spray-painted on to an amusement arcade’s wall, belonged to the landlord, not the tenant of the building.