Focusing on the latest digital trends and risks and developments in the field of data protection, privacy, information and cyber law.

Cookies consent does not escape the GDPR: CJEU issues decision in the Planet49 case

Catherine di Lorenzo

On 1 October 2019, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) issued its long-awaited decision in the case Planet49 (Case C 673/17). The decision clarifies the requirements for valid cookie consent under Directive 2002/58 (ePrivacy Directive). In particular, the CJEU rejects pre-ticked boxes as a means of providing valid consent to the use Read More

CJEU rules that the right to be forgotten does not extend beyond the EU’s borders

LaurieAnne Ancenys

The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has ruled that there is no obligation for a search engine operator to, in case of a request, de-reference personal information of individuals on all of its search engine’s domain name extensions beyond the territory of EU Member States in order to be in compliance with Read More

How in-house lawyers can help their companies achieve digital transformation

Tom Levine

In-house lawyers have a leading role to play in helping their companies navigate the strategic, regulatory and operational challenges of digital transformation. Corporate partner Tom Levine​ discusses the issues that in-house legal teams should prioritise in this podcast. Read More

Facing Fines—The Mechanics of Facebook’s Reportedly Forthcoming FTC Settlement

Kyle Coogan

On April 24, 2019, Facebook announced to investors that it expects to set aside an amount between $3 billion and $5 billion in relation to the investigation by the United States Federal Trade Commission (FTC) regarding Cambridge Analytica prior to any final judgment on the matter.  In mid-July, it was reported that the FTC voted Read More

Corporate Venturing: How to use minority investments for strategic gain

William Samengo-Turner

Corporate venturing is becoming an increasingly popular tool among organisations looking to boost innovation and accelerate digital transformation. Corporate partner William Samengo-Turner discusses the role of corporate venturing and the issues that investors should consider in this podcast. Read More

Plugins from social media platforms “Like” Facebook can trigger joint controllership

Adam Smith

To many consumer-facing businesses, it’s something of a no-brainer to include in their websites social media plugins such as those offered by global platforms like Facebook and Twitter. After all, is there a cheaper and more innocuous way of marketing than by giving website visitors the opportunity to share the products they like with their Read More