20th November - Law News

2156th Edition: LawNewsIndex is a UK based news & legal articles archive focusing on Law, Lawyers, Law Firms, Justice, Legislation, Legal Ethics, Human Rights & Social Justice issues.

Today's video story: Assisted dying legislation has been debated in both the NSW and Victorian parliaments, with the NSW bill being voted down. Former prime minister Paul Keating says "the experience of overseas jurisdictions suggests the pressures for further liberalisation are irresistible". Are they?

Focus of the day story: More than 80% of jurisdictions predict an increase in compensation claims for data protection breaches when the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) takes effect next year, research shows. The GDPR aims to harmonise EU data protection law, and is due to come into force across all 28 EU member states on 25 May 2018. It will bring higher financial sanctions, rights to compensation and group litigation mechanisms. It will apply to EU organisations and to any organisation based outside the EU offering goods or services to EU residents. Full story - New Law Journal

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