New Law Journal column launched
Leading legal publication New Law Journal has publishedthe first of its new specialist Data Protection and Freedom ofInformation Law columns, written by Rollits Commercial & IPPartner, Tom Morrison.
New Law Journal is a leading weekly magazine coveringdevelopments in civil law across cases, legislation, courtprocedure and practice. Tom has been on hand to provide comments ondevelopments in the publication`s News section for several years,but Editor Jan Miller identified an appetite amongst readers formore in-depth specialist coverage of an area of law which has begunto affect all businesses, charities and public sectororganisations.
Launching the new column, New Law Journal Editor Jan Millersaid:
"Rollits` expert Commercial & IP Team has supplied NLJwith incisive and timely commentary on developments in informationlaw for over five years and we are delighted to announce the launchof Private Eye - a quarterly NLJ column written exclusively for NLJby Rollits` commercial and data protection guru, Tom Morrison. Thenew column is designed to reflect the major changes anddevelopments in data protection and freedom of information anddemonstrates the importance and cross sector relevance of thisincreasingly regulated area of law."
Commercial & IP Partner at Rollits, Tom Morrisonexplained:
"We were delighted to have been asked to help New LawJournal add more depth to its data protection and freedom ofinformation coverage; the appetite identified by Jan reflects ourown experience of the strength of demand for specialist legaladvice in what have become significant areas for legalcompliance.
"All businesses, charities and public sector organisationshave data protection compliance obligations. There has been agrowing realisation that failure to comply with those obligationscan have significant financial consequences but perhaps moreimportantly can cause serious damage toreputation.
"Freedom of information has only been with us for six and ahalf years, compared with over ten years for the current DataProtection Act, but many of our public sector clients areencountering increasingly complex FOI scenarios and many privatesector clients are having to deal with their confidentialinformation being placed at risk of disclosure."
The column first appeared in the 20 May 2011 edition of NewLaw Journal (www.newlawjournal.co.uk).
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