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Amazon’s Alexa breaches privacy

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Smart speaker

Amazon’s Echo – the voice controlled smart speaker – was launched in a bid to conquer the big tech market. Accusations of digital spying soon followed as more and more voice activated tech was released.

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If you find GDPR irritating, you’ve probably missed the point – here is why…

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GDPR opportunities

There was a good deal of irritation within the business community at the resources required to adequately safeguard their data when the GDPR first came into force. There are however some significant advantages to this new focus on data security:

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Five travel tips for the Russia World Cup

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With the Football World Cup under a month away, our team have some helpful advice for fans travelling from the UK to enjoy the competition in Russia.

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On the Hunt – a failure to declare as a person of ‘significant control’

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Jeremy Hunt, Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, has been reported to the Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards following a failure to declare his 50% interest in a property development company and the Company’s failure to register him as a person of “significant control” (“PSC”) with Companies House. But what is a PSC and what are the consequences of non-compliance?

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GDPR: last-minute tips

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25 May is nearly upon us. Tomorrow, the new regulation will come into force and affect organisations across all sectors, but the journey to compliance is not yet over for many businesses. If you are not ready, or are not sure, what are the key points that you should be thinking about now?

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Healthcare providers and GDPR: are you ready?

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25 May is nearly upon us, and there are only 3 working days left for you to finalise your preparations for GDPR, which will affect all businesses, including organisations in the health and social care sector. But what are the key points that you should be thinking about if you are in the care sector?

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Reputation Management – how to turn crisis into confidence building.

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A good reputation management strategy and the right timely advice can turn a potentially disastrous breach of trust into an affirmation of integrity.

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Common issues in leases of retail premises

Posted by , Senior Associate

The Retail sector team at Royds Withy King deals with all manner of commercial issues; one of our particular specialisms is acting for well-known retailers in leasing new or alternative premises all over the country. The nature of such lettings raise a number of issues that may need to be dealt with if a retail lease is to be fit for purpose.

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Concussion: not just a sporting injury – 5 celebs who have experienced a head injury

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Celebrity

Concussion is usually a temporary injury to the brain caused by a bump, blow or jolt to the head. You’d usually associate it with sport, but anyone can get one, even celebrities.

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EMI options and EU state aid

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We previously reported the expiry on 6 April 2018 of EU State Aid approval for EMI schemes. We have since been awaiting a decision from the EU Commission on a fresh approval.

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Divorce – The blame game

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While going through a divorce is rarely (if ever) going to be a pleasant experience, it is further exasperated by the need to allocate blame. More often than not when a relationship breaks down and divorce is being contemplated, spouses will seek to point the blame at each other. In many ways the current law in England encourages this approach, as under the current law the applying spouse needs to rely on one of five grounds for a divorce.

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Time for no fault divorce?

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The Supreme Court will today hear the case of Owens v Owens which some see as the most important divorce case of the century.

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