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Does GDPR work for Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technologies?

The business world has talked of little else but GDPR over the last few months. In the technology sector, however - and in particular those involved in blockchain technology -  some legal commentators believe there are “irreconcilable”...

AI in the UK: How ready, willing and able are we?

A panel from the House of Lords has recently released its report on AI titled, AI in the UK: ready, willing and able?. You can read an overview of the report, and the report itself here . First, let’s set the scene. The Chairman of the Committee,...

Company Directors could be held personally liable and fined for PECR breaches

In all of the GDPR talk over the last month you can be forgiven for forgetting that the Privacy and Electronic Communication Regulations 2003 (PECR) also require consideration. As we explained in an earlier article , there are two pieces of legislation...

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...

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...

Cambridge Analytica - a round up of news

Everyone has been writing about the Cambridge Analytica and Facebook revelations... so we decided, rather than writing yet another blog on it, to draw together some of the best summaries and most interesting commentaries available online at the moment. As...

Cybersecurity Series: Startups & Acquisitions

More and more companies are being built with the expectation of acquisition within 5-10 years. Increasing numbers of entrepreneurs are taking a fail-fast, fail-well approach to innovation, focusing on rapid growth and extremely high risk… and...
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