GDPR – What happens after 25 May?

Data has become the most valuable commodity of the digital era. In Europe, the value of the data commodity is thought to be around the €50 billion mark and projections suggest that this figure could rise to €111 billion by 2020. With such…

Social media – Defamation and regulation

The media has reported this week that Martin Lewis, founder and chair of Money Saving Expert, has issued High Court proceedings against Facebook, in order to bring a claim for defamation. Mr Lewis’ online blog reports that his claim is based…

GDPR: Changes to the data protection regime

On 25 May 2016 the General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679 (GDPR) comes into force and will be directly applicable in all EU member states from 25 May 2018. What does this mean for employers? The GDPR will update UK data protection law,…

Professionals and social media

Sharing information through social media is now a daily activity for many. Networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter provide readily available forums through which opinion can easily be promulgated. Through the simple click of a button, a photo can…

Design Right and Infringement

Alfrank Designs Limited v Exclusive (UK) Limited and another [2015] EWHC 1372 (IPEC) is a leading case in which the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court awarded damages in respect of the infringement of its unregistered EU and UK design rights. Both the…