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Month: January 2020

Court of Appeal confirms that Universal Credit transitional scheme is discriminatory against the severely disabled

The Master of the Rolls, and Singh and Rose LJJ today handed down judgment in the joined appeals of TP, AR & SXC v SSWP. The Court unanimously dismissed the Secretary of State’s appeals against two High Court judgments (decisions of Lewis J in [2018] EWHC 1474 (Admin) and Swift J in [2019] EWHC 1116 […]

Matthew Ryder QC to lead independent review of the governance of biometric data

Matthew Ryder QC has been commissioned by the Ada Lovelace Institute to lead an independent review of the governance of biometric data. The review will examine the existing regulatory framework and identify options for reform that will protect people from misuse of their biometric data, such as facial characteristics, fingerprints, iris prints and DNA. Technologies […]