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We're heading to Venturefest Oxford 2019

Hot on the tail of our announcement that we’ve partnered with Prodrive Ventures to launch The RAPID Challenge - a new competition aimed specifically at entrepreneurs and start-ups developing innovative physical products - we’re looking...

Commercial contracts - Preparing for a no-deal Brexit future

With the Prime Minister seemingly determined to take the UK out of the EU without a deal, the threat/promise of a no-deal Brexit is looking increasingly likely to become a reality on 31 October. The commercial and economic implications of a no-deal...

Latest news relating to UK collective actions

Over the last few months we have written about the increased chance of class actions relating to data breaches. You can read this in GDPR - one year on and GDPR - waiting for the flood . But how likely is this in a wider technology (and, in particular,...

Adtech sector comes under increasing ICO pressure

In 2018 the French Data Protection Authority (CNIL) reported that 21% of GDPR-related complaints concerned marketing activities in the broad sense. Specifically this has renewed focus on use of cookies and the requirement for “clear, affirmed,...

What can we learn from GDPR fines?

In the last week there have been two significant fines signalled by the ICO under the GDPR. A complete list of fines issued under GDPR, since its introduction in May 2018, can be seen here .  Now we are a whole year on from its introduction what have...

Marriott facing nearly £100m over GDPR breach

Less than a day after the technology world was shocked to see British Airways face a potential £183m fine for a data breach, the ICO has issued a notice of its intention to  impose a £99.2m fine on international hotel group Marriott after...

British Airways faces a record fine for GDPR breach from ICO

The Information Commissioner’s Office has announced its intention to impose its biggest penalty to date and the first to be made public under the new GDPR rules. The proposed fine is £183m and relates to a data breach in 2018. In June 2018...

The RAPID Challenge - discovering the next great British innovation

Clayden Law is delighted to be supporting The RAPID Challenge. Created by Prodrive Ventures, the investment-arm of the world-leading motorsport and advanced technology group, Prodrive The RAPID Challenge is a new competition aimed specifically at...

Tech versus finance - three things that influence how a fintech startup pivots

We often talk about Fintech as a stand-alone sector in the sea of startups… but in reality it’s straddling two different industries with completely different cultures. So what about those cultures might influence how a startup develops? ...

Between dystopias - Balancing innovation, regulation and security in fintech

It’s hardly surprising that many of the people talking about fintech often slip into the habit of talking about dystopian futures – rarely in the realm of startups do we see such a collision of risk averse (or at least, risk aware) cultures all...
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