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21 November 2017 0 Comments Posted in Employment, Opinion, Technology & media

Dispelling the GDPR myths

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There is a lot of discussion around the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) due to come into force on 25 May 2018 and the implications for business, but there is still a large amount of uncertainty and speculation. Jessica Bent, partner and co-head of our Technology, Media & Telecommunications team and Kate Benefer, an employment partner, dispel some of these myths in their latest blog as they continue to work closely with businesses on their journey towards GDPR compliance.

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18 August 2017 0 Comments Posted in Employment, Opinion, Technology & media

Get ready for GDPR day

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The Data Protection Bill has been making the headlines recently. This month, the Government published the Data Protection Bill statement of intent. The Bill itself is likely to be published after 5 September 2017 when our MPs return from their summer recess.

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17 August 2017 0 Comments Posted in Events, Technology & Media

Getting ready for the GDPR: what should you be doing now?

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General Data Protection Regulation

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is coming into effect on 25 May 2018. With the countdown underway, it’s time for businesses to plan the changes they will need to make to comply. It is widely recognised that compliance with …

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10 August 2017 0 Comments Posted in Employment, Opinion, Technology & media

Cyber crime: an issue for the boardroom

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Cyber crime and cyber security

Modern day businesses rely heavily on functioning networks and servers. So it’s no wonder that cyber crime is fast becoming one of the managers’ biggest headaches. From reputational damage and data protection, to crippling downtime, this invisible threat can have far-reaching and long-lasting consequences.

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31 May 2017 0 Comments Posted in News

Spotlight on cyber security for South West businesses

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Cyber Security Roundtable

Royds Withy King recently partnered with High Growth Knowledge Company (HGKC), Milsted Langdon and Bluefin Group to host a cyber security roundtable event at the Bath Priory Hotel.

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8 March 2017 0 Comments Posted in Opinion, Technology & media

Top four tips to get your business innovating

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We recently collaborated with High Growth Knowledge Company and Milsted Langdon to co-host a roundtable on innovation. The event saw senior leaders of successful South West SMEs come together to share their ideas on how to drive growth in an increasingly competitive environment. Here, we share what we have learnt and explore our top tips to inspire you to think about your business innovation.

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15 February 2017 0 Comments Posted in News

Royds Withy King hosts innovation roundtable for South West business leaders

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Our firm recently partnered with High Growth Knowledge Company (HGKC) and Milsted Langdon to host an innovation roundtable event at the Bath Priory Hotel. Senior leaders of successful South West SMEs came together to share their ideas on how to …

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26 October 2016 0 Comments Posted in Opinion, Technology & media

Do you breach data protection? Hefty fines could be coming your way

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If you fail to follow the correct process and protect personal data, there could be serious financial, commercial and reputational implications – including possible criminal penalties and fines. The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has recently imposed fines on several organisations for data breaches.

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27 June 2016 0 Comments Posted in Opinion, Technology & media

Brexit & BrexIP– the implications for Intellectual Property

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Friday’s result on the referendum came as a surprise to many, if not to all. As I write, the implications are being felt around the globe and of course the true implications will not be felt for some time to come. In the meantime, no doubt lots of discussions are being held behind closed doors as to how the UK can come through this, relatively unscathed, and at the same time, leaders of countries in the rest of the EU are undoubtedly working out how to make it tough for the UK – or make it appear tough for the UK – so as to deter other EU member nations’ political parties wanting to hot foot it after the UK. Damage limitation will be the name of the game.

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26 April 2016 0 Comments Posted in Videos, Withy King Insights

Contracts and intellectual property: a business lifecycle (webinar)

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Whether you are setting up, growing or running an established and successful business, this webinar will help you get to grips with contracts and IP issues throughout the business lifecycle. Even if you think you have all your legal bases …

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12 February 2016 1 Comment Posted in Opinion, Technology & media

Banksy murals – who’s the copyright owner?

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Banksy mural BMCL / Shutterstock.com

As reported in our property litigation blog, the recent High Court case in Kent regarding the dispute over a Banksy mural raises interesting copyright issues. Just because you own the physical Banksy mural, does this mean you own the copyright in it too?

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23 October 2015 0 Comments Posted in Opinion, Technology & media

I like this image – am I allowed to use it?

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using copyright imagery

Have you ever just copied a picture from the internet to use on your own website or marketing material? If the answer is yes, then you should be aware of a recent case involving two home improvement companies which has highlighted the potential pitfalls – and costs – of using photographs taken from the internet without permission.

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