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24-11-2017

Bristows Legally Speaking! Using Legitimate Interests for Direct Marketing-22 November 2017

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23-11-2017

EU Reaches Agreement to End Unjustified Geoblocking

EU Reaches Agreement to End Unjustified Geoblocking On 20 November the European Parliament, the Council and the Commission reached an agreement (here...

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14-11-2017

Current legal trends in Robotics and Autonomous Systems

As a society, we are beginning to recognise the importance of balancing the regulation of the development and use of RAS technology against allowing e...

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08-11-2017

Artificial Intelligence: the evolving legal landscape – and what businesses need to do to comply

So far in our series on AI and the law, we have set the scene for the AI debate, examined some practical risks of applied AI, and set out a possible f...

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27-10-2017

Artificial Intelligence: how to manage the risks in applying AI

In this third article of our series on AI and the law, we explore how industry and society typically seeks to manage risks posed by new technologies, ...

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27-10-2017

Bristows Legally Speaking! Data protection updates - 26 October 2017

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27-10-2017

Driving forwards - Germany first to adopt ethical rules for automated vehicles

Ralph Giles, Sara Sefton Ethics Commission Report   Automated driving remains one of the current ‘hot topics’ in discussions re...

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24-10-2017

Bristows' IP Two minute monthly - October 2017

Simon Clark, Jeremy Blum This is the first of our monthly series of updates on developments in the world of IP which should take you no longer than...

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24-10-2017

Artificial Intelligence: some practical risks, challenges and limitations in applying AI

In this second article of our series on AI and the law, we set out some of the key risks, challenges and limitations to consider in the practical appl...

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17-10-2017

Artificial Intelligence: an introduction to our series on AI and the law

In this post, we introduce a series of articles on artificial intelligence and the law.  We will seek to set out the key legal issues involved in...

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12-10-2017

London Tech Week 2017: Connected Autonomous Vehicles event (Full video)

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10-10-2017

EU Commission issues guidance to online platforms for tackling illegal content online

Toby Headdon On 28 September 2017 the European Commission published its Communication on ‘Tackling Illegal Content Online’ (“the ...

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10-10-2017

EU Commission issues guidance to online platforms for tackling illegal content online

Toby Headdon On 28 September 2017 the European Commission published its Communication on ‘Tackling Illegal Content Online’ (“the ...

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25-09-2017

Proposed EU Regulation for the free flow of Data in the European Union

Amongst the ten European Commission priorities for 2015-19 was a desire to provide a single framework for the free flow of data across national border...

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25-09-2017

Proposed EU Regulation for the free flow of Data in the European Union

Amongst the ten European Commission priorities for 2015-19 was a desire to provide a single framework for the free flow of data across national border...

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14-09-2017

Can UK Data Protection Law be made Brexitproof?

Hannah Crowther, Janine Regan The UK government has today introduced its “Data Protection Bill” (the Bill) in to the House of Lords. ...

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13-09-2017

How to use Legitimate Interests legitimately?

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15-08-2017

UK publishes cyber security framework

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport recently published the UK Cyber Security Framework proposals entitled “Security of Network and In...

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21-07-2017

Data protection updates - 20 July 2017

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19-07-2017

Bristows beats the bots in Blizzard Entertainment v Bossland

Mark Brown and Rosalie Hayes Over the past year, Bristows has been representing video game publisher and distributor Blizzard Entertainment in an...

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18-07-2017

Smart buildings and data protection

This podcast was first published on Estates Gazette, June 2017 Tim Allen and Hannah Crowther of Bristows discuss smart buildings and the data being...

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17-07-2017

London Tech Week 2017: Connected Autonomous Vehicles event (highlights)

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07-07-2017

Incident Response Plans

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03-07-2017

Draft Spanish Data Protection Law

In advance of the implementation of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), Spain has put out for consultation revisions to the current Span...

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03-07-2017

Data Management and Use: Governance in the 21st Century

At the end of June the British Academy and the Royal Society issued a report calling for the urgent creation of a data governance body to provide stew...

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03-07-2017

United Nations and the GSMA Publish a Report on “The state of mobile data for social good”

The United Nations Global Pulse initiative focuses on using Big Data Analytics for humanitarian and social good and has for the past few years been de...

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27-06-2017

Neuro technology and the right to mental privacy

This article was first published on Lexis®PSL Public Law on 13 June 2017. Click for a free trial of Lexis®PSL. Public Law analysis: Acade...

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12-06-2017

When are legitimate interests legitimate?

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07-06-2017

UK Direct Marketing Code – Changes to Data Protection Law

Recently the UK announced an amendment to the Data Protection Act 1998 by inserting a new section 52AA which provides that the Information Commissione...

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07-06-2017

Online Marketing to Children – New UK Guidance

On 27th April 2017 the UK Committees of Advertising Practice (CAP) published guidance to the advertising world on how to ensure children under th...

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07-06-2017

GDPR: Legal facts and a call to action

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31-05-2017

Data Protection codes of conduct hitting the fast lane under GDPR

This article was first published in PDP Journals, Volume 6 Issue 3, May 2017 Robert Bond and Alexander Dittel explore the vast and varied environme...

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30-05-2017

Connected TV World Summit 2017

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21-04-2017

The role of the DPO

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11-04-2017

Database protection and the impact of Brexit

Theo Savvides and Sarah Blair In the digital era, data and its collation is an increasingly valuable asset, making available essential information ...

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10-04-2017

Building a Data Economy: With new rights might come a new obligation to license

Theo Savvides, Sean Ibbetson, Robert Fett  The Commission has recently published its Data Economy Package, which includes a Consulta...

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28-03-2017

GDPR and data breach requirements

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28-03-2017

What is my personal data worth? - Commoditised data as “counter performance”

A recent opinion published by the European Data Protection Supervisor (“EDPS”) has raised concerns regarding the “commoditisation&rd...

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28-03-2017

What is my personal data worth? - Commoditised data as “counter performance”

A recent opinion published by the European Data Protection Supervisor (“EDPS”) has raised concerns regarding the “commoditisation&rd...

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17-03-2017

Data Protection Update

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27-02-2017

GDPR and Data Processors

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24-02-2017

Should we rely on automated decision making technologies?

  This article was first published on LexisPSL, February 2017. Click for a free trial of LexisPSL.. IP & IT analysis: A new report ha...

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24-02-2017

Should we rely on automated decision making technologies?

  This article was first published on LexisPSL, February 2017. Click for a free trial of LexisPSL.. IP & IT analysis: A new report ha...

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24-02-2017

The Emperor’s New Clothes? The Commission opens three e-commerce competition investigations

Continuing the trend to all things digital, the European Commission’s competition directorate has recently announced that it has launc...

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20-02-2017

Landmark court case serves as a useful reminder of CCTV compliance

A Scottish couple were awarded damages of £17,268 for the “extreme stress” they suffered as a result of the “highly intrusive&...

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16-02-2017

eSports: brand opportunities, legal considerations & the future

A brand opportunity For those unfamiliar with the concept, “eSports” is the umbrella term used to describe the competitive playing of...

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15-02-2017

Significant changes to Japanese data protection law

The data protection regime in Japan is likely to change shortly as a number of provisions to the Act on Protection of Personal Information (APPI) will...

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15-02-2017

Proposed changes to Russian data protection law

We understand that draft changes are being considered in Russia to the current data protection law focusing on enforcement and fines.   The Cod...

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13-02-2017

Privacy breach damages: High Court provides some insight

Brian Johnston This article was first published in Privacy Laws & Business UK Report, issue 89, January 2017 The Court of Appeal judgment in...

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13-02-2017

Respecting Privacy, Safeguarding Data and Enabling Trust

Data Protection Day 2017 on 28th January last had as its theme Respecting Privacy, Safeguarding Data and Enabling Trust. We should have reached a poin...

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13-02-2017

Insuring Driverless Cars

Chris Holder, Vikram Khurana, Ralph Giles, Robert Fett The Government recently held a consultation on proposals to support Advanced Driver Assistan...

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13-02-2017

Copyright in the digital single market – harmony and disharmony for copyright exceptions

Theo Savvides and Sarah Blair Copyright provides rightholders with various exclusive rights over their works, such as copying or communicating them...

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13-02-2017

CCTV, drones and surveillance

A small business owner, pleaded guilty to the offence of failing to register with the Information Commissioner’s Office under section 17 of the ...

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13-02-2017

2016/17: Data Protection Top 10

2016 was, well, an “interesting” year. In between Brexit and Trump, there was plenty of news (and a few surprises) on the data front as we...

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13-02-2017

2016/17: Data Protection Top 10

2016 was, well, an “interesting” year. In between Brexit and Trump, there was plenty of news (and a few surprises) on the data front as we...

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10-02-2017

Data privacy case law round-up

Brian Johnston This article was first published on Lexis®PSL, February 2017. Click for a free trial of Lexis®PSL. IP & IT analysis: ...

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08-02-2017

Data Protection in 2017

This video was first published on LexisNexis Webinars, February 2017I In spite of Brexit, the European Union general Data Protection Directive (G...

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07-02-2017

The compliance of EU-US data transfers faces another legal challenge

This article was first published in Compliance & Ethics Professional®, February 2017 EU data protection/privacy issues continue t...

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26-01-2017

Data protection in UK (England and Wales): overview

This article was first published in Practical Law UK, January 2017 A Q&A guide to data protection in the UK This Q&A guide gives a hig...

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26-01-2017

Privacy in UK (England and Wales): overview

This article was first published in Practical Law UK, January 2017 A Q&A guide to privacy in the UK (England and Wales) The Q&A guide ...

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17-01-2017

European Parliament considers regulatory regime for Robotics and AI

On Thursday 12 January 2017, the Legal Affairs Committee of the European Parliament approved a draft resolution setting out proposed rules and recomme...

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17-01-2017

Compulsory Licencing: the Brave New World for (non-personal) data in Europe?

Sophie Lawrance and Noel Watson-Doig The Commission has published its Data Economy Package for non-personal data*, which is the...

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29-11-2016

Copyright in the digital single market – a fairer and sustainable marketplace?

Theo Savvides, Sean Ibbetson On 14 September 2016, the European Commission published this communication unveiling its proposed Directive&...

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29-11-2016

Copyright in the digital single market – fair remuneration for artists?

Theo Savvides, Sean Ibbetson On 14 September 2016, the European Commission published its communication unveiling a proposed Directive on ...

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26-10-2016

A bluffer’s guide to Brexit models

Sean Ibbetson, Stephen Smith, Noel Watson-Doig, Sarah Blair With the passing of four months since the UK woke on 24 June to the realisati...

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26-10-2016

Great Repeal Bill

Sean Ibbetson, Stephen Smith, Noel Watson-Doig To much fanfare, but a dearth of detail, Theresa May announced on 2 October that th...

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13-10-2016

E-Commerce Sector Inquiry: Digital Content

Sophie Lawrance, Matthew Hunt and Zinovia Chatzidimitriadou Last week, the European Commission published its Preliminary Report in the e-commerce s...

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07-10-2016

Robotics and law: Key legal and regulatory implications of the robotics age (Part II of II)

This article was first published in Computer Law & Security Review Volume 32, Issue 4, August 2016, Pages 557–576   In the previous e...

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19-09-2016

European Commission’s E-commerce Sector Inquiry: A summary of its preliminary findings on Goods

Stephen Smith and Alice Esuola The European Commission launched an inquiry into the e-commerce sector as part of its Digital Single Market strategy...

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16-09-2016

Copyright Across Borders: Bitesize summary of the EC communication on copyright

On 14 September 2016, the European Commission published a communication proposing a Directive regarding the promotion of a fair, efficient and competi...

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09-09-2016

New guidelines on EU net neutrality: a force to BERECkoned with

Toby Crick and George Adje “All data packets are equal”, says the European Union. But should some be more equal than others? At the end...

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08-09-2016

BEREC addresses adblocking and zero-rating with net neutrality implementation guidance

EU telecoms authority the Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communications (‘BEREC’) published on 30 August 2016 its finalised gu...

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08-09-2016

BEREC addresses adblocking and zero-rating with net neutrality implementation guidance

EU telecoms authority the Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communications (‘BEREC’) published on 30 August 2016 its finalised gu...

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25-07-2016

Liability and the Tesla incident

Chris Holder, Vikram Khurana, Ralph Giles The tragic accident that caused the death of Joshua Brown involving a Tesla Model S vehicle ope...

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05-07-2016

So what does Brexit mean for copyright (and database rights) in the UK?

This article was first published on Kluwer Copyright Blog, July 2016 Theo Savvides, Sarah Blair Brexit will obviously have an impact on som...

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01-07-2016

Brexit and Data Protection

How will Brexit, in whatever form it takes, affect data protection law in the UK? There are a number of alternative options for the UK’s ex...

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28-06-2016

Brexit: What it means for competition law Q&A

Sophie Lawrance, Stephen Smith, Pat Treacy As the dust begins to settle on the momentous events that unfolded in the early hours of Frida...

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27-06-2016

Brexit – What Next? A competition law perspective

Sophie Lawrance, Stephen Smith, Pat Treacy ​ Introduction It is difficult to think of a UK statesman who did more for European unity or was mor...

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23-06-2016

Robots and data protection law

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23-06-2016

Robots and data protection law

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21-06-2016

Data protection in a smart-building world

This article was first published in Estates Gazette, May 2016 Faye Harrison considers the data concerns raised by increasingly technolo...

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02-06-2016

Native Advertising: Recent Developments in the US

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31-05-2016

New Frontiers in the EU Digital Single Market

Proposals announced this week by the European Commission as part of the Digital Single Market Strategy are designed to make it easier for consumers to...

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17-05-2016

Native advertising: working with bloggers, vloggers and other online influencers

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13-05-2016

Robotics and law: Key legal and regulatory implications of the robotics age (Part I of II)

This article was first published in Computer Law & Security Review, Volume 32, Issue 3, June 2016, Pages 383–402 In this edition, we...

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13-05-2016

The Digital Single Market & Standardisation

As part of the Commission’s broader Digital Single Market (‘DSM’) strategy, a couple of weeks ago the Commission published a Com...

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