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
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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
Nuisance directors? Digital Economy Bill to hold directors personally liable for “nuisance call” fines
On 23 October 2016, the Department for Culture Media and Sport (“DCMS“) confirmed plans to introduce personal liability for directors in relation to “nuisance calls”.