The Supreme Court handed down judgment in the case of Lloyd v Google LLC on 10 November 2021, finding in favour of Google. This decision will have a significant impact on claims management companies…
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The Supreme Court handed down judgment in Lloyd v Google LLC  UKSC 50 on 10 November 2021. This is a seminal decision which provides that damages for alleged data breaches cannot be claimed…
On 19 November 2021, the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport’s (DCMS) consultation, ‘Data: a new direction’, closed. What was the consultation about? The consultation opened to the public on 10 September 2021…
The UK is often cited as being one of the most video monitored societies globally, with up to 5.9 million CCTV cameras in operation in 2015 alone (one camera for every eleven people). Your organisation or business may use CCTV recording for a variety or reasons such as prevention of crime, health and safety or monitoring the workplace. Homeowners may also install domestic CCTV systems to protect their personal property.
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?
With Uber on the brink of a historic IPO on the New York Stock Exchange, employment lawyer Nikita Sonecha asks if driver activism leading up to the offering or during the AGM is going to be a disruptive force for this vast, but relatively delicate company.
Life used to be so simple. A person would die and their house, bank accounts and shares were all easily identifiable. The house would contain drawers of private letters and photographs, all dealt with by the Executors of the Will. But now, a person dies receiving hardly any hard copy post. Their life is charted in the on-line ether. A whole life is recorded in Facebook check-ins, Instagram images, Tick Tok videos, and banging playlists.
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.
Each year when #BlackFriday and the Christmas sales period approaches, retailers (and accordingly suppliers) are looking forward to their busiest time of the year and a return on the R&D work throughout the year. For fashion-led industries such as jewellery, seasonal variations and being ‘on trend’ can make a big difference: get it right and your product is the must have this Christmas and you’ll be ‘quids in’, but get it wrong and you’ll be in potential financial difficulty. So design is key.
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.
Artificial intelligence, once the stuff of science fiction, is now common place in our day to day lives. This is only set to increase rapidly over the coming years, but not without a unique set of legal challenges.
About a decade or so ago, a new way of exchanging value was born. It would be generically termed “ cryptocurrency” and the first hatchling was called Bitcoin.