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Has international data storage become a strategic choice following the Microsoft judgment?

A US court has recently ruled that Microsoft does not have to allow the US government access to personal data (in the form of a Microsoft Hotmail user’s emails) stored...

Written on 22 Sep 2016


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Hyperlinks and Copyright in Europe

Last Thursday (08 September 2016) the CJEU handed down a judgment in a case which will have implications for digital publishers, from newspapers to bloggers. The case (GS Media v...

Written on 13 Sep 2016


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Defending both creators and the public: will AI and the blockchain transform IP management?

The ultimate goal of an artificial general intelligence – a computer that can perform any task a human can do – is still some way off.  But well before that...

Written on 13 Sep 2016


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The world is your oyster…

Globalization is a word that has become part of so many business objectives today.  Not just for those larger corporations planning to conquer the world but also for earlier stage...

Written on 24 Aug 2016


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EU approval of Privacy Shield provides clarity for transatlantic data transfers

Today, the European Commission formally adopted and finalized the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield, a new framework for transatlantic data flows that replaces the old ‘Safe Harbor’ scheme. You may be aware...

Written on 11 Jul 2016


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Opportunities for US companies after Brexit

The last couple of weeks have seen unprecedented media coverage, social media commentary and at times light hearted jabs at the Brits, who on June 23rd voted to leave the...

Written on 11 Jul 2016


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The UK is out of the EU

As you may recall from my previous post as well as the increased media coverage over the last week, the UK People voted in a Referendum and have decided to...

Written on 24 Jun 2016


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Smart buildings: what are the key European data privacy and cyber security issues?

The data collected, shared and derived from smart buildings as well as the manner in which infrastructure itself is linked is becoming increasingly important to the success of smart buildings...

Written on 13 Jun 2016


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Am I a ‘data controller’ or a ‘data processor’, and why is it important anyway?

Introduction The extent to which an organization is subject to obligations under EU data protection law depends on whether or not they are a ‘data controller’. Generally speaking, a party...

Written on 31 May 2016


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