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Data breach litigation – What now for claims management companies?

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Contributing authors: Tom Llewellyn

The High Court has recently handed down judgment in the case of Darren Lee Warren v DSG Retail Limited [2021] EWHC 2168 (QB), a decision that may reduce the growing number of data breach litigation by claims management companies (“CMCs”).

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Data Armageddon averted!

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The European Commission has formally adopted the adequacy decisions that will enable organisations to transfer data between the EEA and the UK without the need for additional safeguards.

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Facebook v Apple: tech giants square up over ad tracking and privacy

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Contributing authors: Matthew Pyke

A forthcoming update to Apple’s iOS that has the potential to take a substantial bite out of Facebook’s ad-generated revenue has sparked a war of words between the two California-based tech giants.

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Gambling with your online terms?

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We are all regularly asked to accept online terms, whether when you set up a new online account, the supplier updates their terms and prompts you to agree them or when you place an order for goods or services online. Tick the box to confirm you “agree the Terms and Conditions”. You’ll no doubt have seen such “click wrap” terms a million times (I only slightly exaggerate!)

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Digital Piracy : who’s winning the war?

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The English High Court recently, for the first time, granted a website blocking order against cyberlocker and stream ripping sites, prompting the writer to question who is winning the battle between self styled champions of the free web and the intellectual property right holders?

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Your next job could be in the space sector – you just don’t know it yet…

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Recently two astronauts undertook a spacewalk to install a revolutionary piece of government-funded technology on the International Space Station. It is the UK’s first major industrial contribution to the spacecraft.

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Commerce & Law: what to expect in 2021

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This article summarises some of the key developments expected in commercial, consumer and contract law in the UK in 2021 and beyond.

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Another record investment into British Biotech

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The UK BioIndustry Association, BIA, has just released its investment report for the period 1 June to 31 August 2020.

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Do you need to comply with the Children’s Code?

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Contributing authors: Yasmine Qasim

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Associate Charlotte Ebbutt summarises the key points of the Children’s Code, the new statutory code of practice aimed at protecting children within the digital world.

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WIPO PROOF: Digital evidence for your intellectual assets

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WIPO PROOF

On 27 May 2020, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) launched a new global online service that provides tamper-proof evidence of the existence at a point in time of any digital file, including data sets, in any format.

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World IP Day: Creating a green-tech innovation surge?

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World IP Day 2020

Sunday 26 April marks World IP Day. Rather appropriately, coming only several days after the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, this year’s theme is ‘Innovate for a Green Future’.

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Business alert: COVID-19 and intellectual property

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The Intellectual Property (Unjustified Threats) Bill

As the impact of the Coronavirus sees no sign of stopping, there will inevitably be an effect on the world of intellectual property. As with countless other businesses and organisations, the IP offices throughout Europe and the rest of the world are adapting their procedures to deal with the current situation.

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