IT and data


Technomed v. Bluecrest: UK High Court indicates broad scope of the database right

The following article appeared in Leading Internet Case Law, and was written by Abby Minns, Osborne Clarke. This case saw the UK High Court indicate a broad scope for the...

Written on 28 Nov 2017


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Database Right: is the tide finally turning?

In the 20 years since the Database Directive was enacted there have been relatively few cases asserting the sui generis database right (the Database Right) against a third party. However,...

Written on 2 Nov 2017


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UK Government publishes Internet Strategy Green Paper

On 11 October 2017, the UK government published its Internet Safety Strategy green paper. The strategy paper launches a consultation process which will run through to early December and proposes...

Written on 24 Oct 2017


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Transfers of personal data outside the EEA – what’s new?

It seems that barely a week goes by without some form of development in relation to European data protection laws – be it new laws and regulations, guidance on key...

Written on 5 Oct 2017


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European Commission threatens further regulation to tackle illegal online content

The Commission yesterday (28 September 2017) released non-binding guidelines that push online platforms to take measures to increase the proactive prevention, detection and removal of illegal content, including in particular...

Written on 29 Sep 2017


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An update on EEA-UK data flows post-Brexit: UK government sets out its position

On 24 August 2017, the UK government published its latest Brexit position paper, this time setting out its plans for ensuring that personal data can continue to move back and...

Written on 7 Sep 2017


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