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10 December 2019 0 Comments Posted in Opinion, Technology & media

Getting a drone for Christmas? A few rules for a flying start

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Is there a drone on your, your friend’s or your child’s Christmas wish list? With the prices starting at as low as £15 for a basic model, drones are bound to be a popular gift this year. If you are a drone novice, however, you’ll need to be mindful of a few ground (pun intended) rules.

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22 October 2019 0 Comments Posted in Opinion, Technology & media

Legal solutions to our digital future

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At Royds Withy King our lawyers work closely with technology-rich businesses to help bring new tech to market, and with businesses wanting to implement new technologies and innovations – from cloud-based outsourcing to AI and machine learning – across their operations.

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1 May 2019 0 Comments Posted in Corporate & Commercial, Opinion

Hot in fintech: 3 emerging themes across fintech and technology

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This week is UK FinTech Week, a series of events showcasing the UK’s global role as a leading centre for fintech. Inspired by this, we look at three emerging themes across fintech and technology that have caught our eye this past month.

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Game of Drones – a song of spies and flyers

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When drones are used to spy on the sets of Game of Thrones, or to disrupt airports and our holidays’, we could be forgiven for thinking that no good can come of this emerging technology. So with all the negative press coverage they have had in the last year or so, we ask are there any positive uses for drones?

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9 April 2019 0 Comments Posted in Opinion, Technology & media

Drones can lift the UK economy, so why is the law weighing us down?

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As Google’s ‘Wing’ drones have been approved to make public deliveries in Australia it is becoming increasingly clear that airborne drones will play a significant role in our future. With advances in technology, few could argue that the private, public, and commercial applications of airborne drones is huge. But is the UK at risk of being left behind by failing to incubate this potentially lucrative industry?

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28 March 2019 0 Comments Posted in Brexit, Opinion

Racing for a Brexit deal

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The Grand National, which takes place later this week, was set to be the first major racing event to take place after the original Brexit date. Yet with the recently announced delay to proceedings as our Parliament tries to find a way out of the deadlock, Aintree should escape unaffected. But whilst the National Hunt season is drawing to a close, what will the impact be on those involved in flat racing and indeed looking ahead to next season?

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Websites and visual impairment – is the lack of functionality on your website or app leaving you vulnerable to claims already sweeping the US?

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Companies from Prada to Domino’s Pizza are facing claims of their apps or websites failing to provide full and equal enjoyment of services offered to the visually impaired.

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21 February 2019 0 Comments Posted in Opinion, Private Client

Celebrity and Criminal Convictions: can existing law enable high profile individuals to ban reporting of their past?

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Can a law designed to enable the rehabilitation of offenders be a new route for celebrities to improve their reputations? The recent actions of some media law firms on behalf of their clients shows a new approach citing the need for rehabilitation as a means of achieving a ban on reporting previous convictions.

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31 January 2019 0 Comments Posted in Dispute Resolution, Opinion

Drones – a new risk to privacy in the office

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Management of data risks is an ever-evolving responsibility. With recent media coverage of law firms photographing client documents on the desks of competitor firms the need to manage threats outside the building is now part of the risk management role. The latest threat to privacy faced by business is from the use of drones.

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20 December 2018 0 Comments Posted in Opinion, Technology & media

Drones cause major disruption at UK airport

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It was no great surprise to hear about the disruption at Gatwick which was caused by one or more airborne drones being flown within the airport airspace, and an incident of this nature and magnitude was pretty much inevitable at some point.

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15 November 2018 0 Comments Posted in Opinion, Technology & media

Getting a drone for christmas? Make sure a criminal record doesn’t come with it!

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Drones (of the airborne variety) are likely to be very high up on Christmas lists this year, and many of them are likely to find their way into the hands of people who have never operated one before.

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1 November 2018 0 Comments Posted in Opinion, Technology & media

How to manage your reputation in the digital age?

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Reputation is incredibly fragile in the digital age. Communication technology has generated a need for the constant production of content. This has placed enormous pressure on journalists to provide a continuous stream of news, in multiple formats. Members of the press must generate more material than ever before, and it has to grab the attention of readers, who have a vast array of information sources available.

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