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What... more rules? New cyber rules apply from 10th May 2018

The Network and Information System Regulations 2018 came in on 10th May 2018… and because everyone was focused on GDPR, many didn’t notice. The good news is that, as specialist IT and cybersecurity specialists, here at Clayden Law, we...

Are intellectual property laws ready for AI in the UK?

The concept of Artificial Intelligence (or AI) has been around for a while. In fact, many of us use or take advantage of it without even knowing. For example, when you look up a route on your sat nav and it automatically considers the ‘real...

ICO publishes Consent Guidance

On 9th May the Information Commissioner’s Office published its guidance concerning Consent. You can view the guidance here . The guide provides useful commentary on a number of thorny issues including the need for consent to be clear and to offer...

UK Data Protection Act receives Royal Assent and enters into force

The UK Data Protection Bill received Royal Assent on 23 May and it came into force on 25th May. We know… all these data protection legislation, regulations and guidelines are getting confusing. The new Bill works alongside the GDPR (which is an EU...

Fed up with receiving emails? You can't blame GDPR.

If you’re anything like us, with only a few days to go, you’re probably drowning in a sea of emails from companies asking for permission, to let them send yet more emails. And, we’re sorry to say, there’s a fair chance many of...

Understanding the rules on email marketing - part 2

As 25th May hurtles ever closer, clients are asking us for advice on the muddy waters surrounding using their email database for marketing.  Do they need to get ‘opt-in’ consent, or ‘re-consent’ for all those historic email...

Clearing the muddy waters around email marketing

As 25th May hurtles ever closer, clients are asking us for advice on the muddy waters surrounding using their email database for marketing.  Do they need to get ‘opt-in’ consent, or ‘re-consent’ for all those historic email...

Crown Commercial Service suppliers guidance for GDPR

We don’t need to remind you that the GDPR comes into force on 25th May - almost a month to the day. The Crown Commercial Service (the government agency that oversees procurement for the public sector, has published a guide for their suppliers ,...

What is Geoblocking and how is it going to affect retailers?

Geoblocking is when companies block or limit access to their websites, or have different general conditions of sale (for goods/services), depending on which EU member state a customer is located in. The EU considers that geo-blocking prevents unhindered...

Forget it! High Court clarifies guidance on 'right to be forgotten'.

CJEU in Google Spain SL v Agencia Espanola de Proteccion de Datos Case C-131-12 [2014] QB 1022 established a ‘right to be forgotten’ for individuals against search engines.  In NT1 and NT2 v Google LLC (The Information Commissioner...
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