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

Maximising value from data: data governance and data monetisation

LaurieAnne Ancenys

Data is of critical importance to most businesses and many of those embarking on data monetising strategies will do so by collaborating with third parties.  All companies have different challenges and business models around data. In this context, good data management is crucial to maximising value.  As most jurisdictions do not recognise that data per Read More

EU: On the Origin of Big Data – is D.A.R.W.I.N the future?

Benjamin Scrace

A joint task force of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) and Heads of Medicines Agencies (HMA) has proposed a new approach to the use of “big data” in EU medicines regulation. The report, from the Big Data Task Force (BDTF) (accessed here), contributes to the EMA and HMA’s “EU Network Strategy” to 2025 and shows Read More

EU: Trade mark owners need not amend broad specifications following Sky v SkyKick

David Stone

Today, the Court of Justice of the EU (CJEU) in Sky v SkyKick (C-371/18) has declined to follow the Advocate General and held that trade mark specifications that cover broad terms such as “computer software” cannot be invalidated on the basis that they are imprecise or contrary to public policy. In addition, a trade mark owner will Read More

Data Protection and Brexit – Prospects for UK Adequacy

David Smith

Last week, the UK Parliament passed the European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill (see our recent publication regarding the key provisions of the Bill). Following Royal Assent, the European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Act 2020 now gives effect, in the UK, to the EU Withdrawal Agreement, as negotiated with the EU and including the transition period to Read More

Data Protection and Brexit – Clearing Up Some Misunderstandings

David Smith

Now that Exit Day on 31st January is drawing close attention is focussing on what will happen during the transition period that will run from 31St January until the end of the year. There seems little doubt that the European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill (see our recent publication regarding the key provisions of the Bill) Read More

Adtech – the Final Countdown?

Karishma Brahmbhatt

On 19 November 2019 the UK ICO held a follow-up to its Adtech Fact Finding Forum (held in March 2019). With several key adtech players having aired their concerns, challenges and frustrations back at the March forum, the mood at this latest event was markedly different. There was an air of acceptance that the status Read More