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Digital TMT and Sourcing Predictions 2019

  2018 was a landmark year for digital TMT and sourcing. Against the backdrop of the UK’s impending departure from the EU, there were a wealth of highlights as regulation moved further towards greater harmonisation at the European level; the … Continue reading

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Budget 2018: Investing in a rapidly evolving digital landscape

Advances in technology and changing business models are transforming the global economy across all industry sectors. The measures announced by the Chancellor in Monday’s Budget Speech showcase how the UK Government is seeking to embrace innovation and new and emerging … Continue reading

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Court of Appeal confirms Morrisons vicariously liable for employee’s deliberate actions in first successful UK class action for data breach

The Court of Appeal has today dismissed an appeal against the High Court’s decision that Morrisons was vicariously liable for its employee’s misuse of data, despite: (i) Morrisons having done as much as it reasonably could to prevent the misuse; … Continue reading

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Ofcom and CMA reports submitted to the Government on acquisition of Sky by 21st Century Fox

On 20 June 2017 Ofcom submitted a public interest report to the Government on the proposed acquisition of Sky by 21st Century Fox (“Fox“). The Competition and Markets Authority also submitted a related report on jurisdiction on the same date.

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Ofcom and CMA reports submitted to the Government on acquisition of Sky by 21st Century Fox

On 20 June 2017 Ofcom submitted a public interest report to the Government on the proposed acquisition of Sky by 21st Century Fox (“Fox“). The Competition and Markets Authority also submitted a related report on jurisdiction on the same date.

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Openreach to legally separate from BT

The largest reform in Openreach’s history has been confirmed, after BT agreed to Ofcom’s requirements for Openreach to become a legally separate company within the BT Group.

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New EU content portability regime agreed with concerns still remaining about its potential impact on territorial licensing models

Agreement was reached by the European Parliament, the Member States and the European Commission on Tuesday 7 February 2017 in respect of a new regulation to enable cross-border content portability. From 2018, EU citizens will be able to make full … Continue reading

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Shielded from Attack? Legal challenges to the EU-US Privacy Shield launched

In an arguably predictable data development, the Irish privacy advocacy group, Digital Rights Ireland, has issued proceedings to challenge the EU-US Privacy Shield regime in the European Courts.

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Full Steam Ahead: GDPR confirmed to apply in the UK despite Brexit

The UK Digital Minister Matt Hancock has confirmed in a written statement that the General Data Protection Regulation (the “GDPR”) will come into force in the UK in May 2018 despite the UK’s move towards Brexit.

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Big Data Regulation: Coming soon to a business like yours?

The Financial Times recently referred to Big Data as “a vague term for a massive phenomenon that has rapidly become an obsession with entrepreneurs, scientists, governments and the media“. And it does seem to appear from the headlines that there … Continue reading

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