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The GDPR: How to Make the Simple Complex

I fear my European legal cousins share a character trait with my US colleagues – the ability to make the simple complex. I have practiced law longer than I am going to admit, with the past four years in-house as the Chief Privacy Officer and VP of Legal Affairs at a tech company that creates… Read More

R-E-L-A-X: We Can Still Patent Software, But Don’t Expect A Clear Test Anytime Soon

More than two thirds of all patents challenged under 35 U.S.C. §101 have been invalidated since Alice Corp v. CLS Bank was decided in 2014.[1] Is this recent trend signaling the beginning of the end of the software patent? Should software even be patentable? Will a clear test help? While both the majority and dissenting… Read More

Organisations need to act now in order to meet the requirements of the new Electronic Identification and Signature (eIDAS) legislation

Electronic signatures present a huge potential for businesses to improve their operations, create better customer experiences, improve security, and increase potential revenue. E-signature technology now offers cross-border recognition of electronically-signed documents, and instant verification of signer identities and document authenticity – which are essential for businesses operating in increasingly digital and mobile environments. However, transitioning… Read More

GDPR and the effect on data breaches

The Information Commissioner’s office have now confirmed that the UK will have to enact the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) by May 2018 given this implementation date will occur before the expiry of the two year period from the giving of the UK’s Article 50 notice to leave the EU. The introduction of the GDPR… Read More

Privacy vs Security

In-house counsel and IT directors at tech companies are facing tough challenges in balancing data protection compliance and responding to increasing pressure from law enforcement agencies for access to data without compromising security or consumer confidence. One of the reasons for this is the introduction of new data protection regulation in 2016, including the Privacy… Read More

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