Premier League Divorce Reveals Footballer’s Spending Habits

Premier League Divorce Reveals Footballer’s Spending Habits Professional footballers are notoriously well paid and the profligacy with money of some of them is also the stuff of legend. In one big money divorce case, an ex-couple’s spending habits were such that no capital was left over for division between them despite the husband’s stellar earnings as a Premier League star. The couple had been married for 19 months and had a child together. He had earned about £2 million a year when playing for an English club and had continued to earn in the region of £1 million a year following a move abroad. During the marriage, the couple had…

Indiscriminate Data Collection Unlawful, Rules EU

Indiscriminate Data Collection Unlawful, Rules EU A legal challenge to UK Government legislation giving the authorities wide powers to collect and retain data has been upheld by the European Court of Justice (ECJ). The Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Act 2014, which has been widely described as a ‘snooper’s charter’, requires communications companies to retain information on their customers’ use of their systems for 12 months. The ECJ ruled that the ‘indiscriminate’ collection of data could not be justified and that data collection should only be undertaken in order to fight serious crime. The Act is repealed at the end of this month, but the ruling will also impact on…