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Adtech tête-à-tête

Karishma Brahmbhatt

Complying with GDPR’s transparency and consent requirements causes a headache for the adtech industry. Since the dawn of the GDPR-era almost ten months ago, the Adtech industry has found itself the privacy equivalent of Pantone’s Color of the year. During their relatively short stint under the GDPR microscope, adtech players have already seen: 1. Web Read More

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Will the Post Brexit UK be an “Adequate” Destination for EU Data?

David Smith

For the moment everyone’s attention is on whether the UK will crash out of the EU on 29 March or whether a last minute transitional deal will be agreed. There could even be a delay to Brexit but sooner or later the question will arise as to whether a post Brexit UK can satisfy the Read More

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EDPB adopts an opinion on the GDPR and Clinical Trials Regulation –clarifying the basis for processing personal data in a clinical trial context

Emma Keeling

On the 23 January 2019, the European Data Protection Board (the EDPB) adopted an opinion on the interplay between the EU Clinical Trials Regulation (536/2014) (the CTR) and the General Data Protection Regulation (2016/679) (the GDPR) (the Opinion). The Opinion aims to provide greater certainty for those conducting clinical trials, clarifying: • the distinction between Read More

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IP owners to pay the costs of blocking access to infringing websites

David Stone

The UK Supreme Court has unanimously ruled that trade mark owners should pay the costs of implementing a court order requiring UK ISPs to block access to websites selling counterfeit goods. This is a reversal of previous decisions, which had required the ISPs to bear these costs. Rights holders will still be able to obtain Read More

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Using artificial intelligence to fight financial crime – a legal risk perspective

Ian Rodgers

The Head of the Financial Crime Department at the UK Financial Conduct Authority (the FCA), Rob Gruppetta, gave a speech on “Using artificial intelligence to keep criminal funds out of the financial system” in December 2017 (1). In it, he explored how artificial intelligence (AI) could potentially be used to prevent financial crime, and for Read More

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WP29 guidelines on consent under GDPR

Nigel Parker

The WP29’s draft guidelines on consent begin with some good advice. “[A] controller must always take time to consider whether consent is the appropriate lawful ground for the… processing or whether another ground should be chosen instead”. The decision whether or not to seek and rely on consent has heightened importance under the GDPR, given Read More

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