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By Sven Schonhofen LL.M., Dr. Alexander Hardinghaus, LL.M.
Recently, the Berlin Data Protection Authority (Berlin DPA) announced that it would issue a high administrative fine for violations of the General Data Protection Regulation
By Sven Schonhofen LL.M., Friederike Detmering
The Lower Saxony Data Protection Authority (Lower Saxony DPA) has audited 50 large and medium-sized organizations over the last couple of months
By Cynthia O'Donoghue, John O'Brien
Earlier this year, the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) issued a consultation on a draft code of practice for designing age-appropriate access for children accessing online
By Amy Treppass, Michael Smith
It is becoming increasingly common for employees to make covert recordings of meetings held with their employer
By Sally-Ann Underhill, Nicole Cheung (Trainee)
This case provides useful guidance on the application of rules of construction in relation to guarantees that display characteristics of both an "on-demand" guarantee and a "true guarantee," and where obligations are...
By Carolyn Pepper, Jess Parry
Recently, three British MPs went to Canada on a fact-finding cross-party trip to consider the effects of a more relaxed regulatory environment in respect of cannabis.
By Brett Hillis, Alexander Murawa, Christos Antoniou
On 31 July 2019, the UK FCA published its final guidance on the types of cryptoassets that fall within the FCA's current regulatory framework, clarifying the resulting obligations for firms...
By Carlene Nicol, Michael Smith
At the end of 2018, a report from a committee of the UK parliament called on employers and regulators to take a more proactive role in relation to sexual harassment in the workplace
By Cynthia O'Donoghue, Philip Thomas, Howard Womersley Smith, Katalina Bateman, John O'Brien
The UK's new prime minister, Boris Johnson, has vowed that the UK will leave the EU on October 31, 2019.
By Jeb Clulow
The Court of Appeal in Classic Maritime Inc. v Limbungan Makmur SDN BHD and Another [2019] EWCA Civ 1102 contrasted the circumstances in which an exceptions clause
By Gerard Stegmaier
The Federal Trade Commission's (FTC) recent $5 billion settlement with Facebook is unprecedented in multiple respects:
By Cynthia O'Donoghue, John O'Brien
Unsurprisingly in the year of the GDPR, the ICO has been busy.
By Robin Jeffcott, Carl De Cicco, Sarah McFetridge
In an eagerly awaited decision, the Supreme Court gave its judgment on the meaning of wording commonly used in non-compete post-termination restrictions and the possibility
By Cynthia O'Donoghue, John O'Brien
Avid readers of this blog (and we trust there are many of you!) will recall that the UK government recently published a white paper. The white paper sets out the UK government's
By Sally-Ann Underhill, Nicole Cheung (Trainee)
The Court of Appeal's decision in Ark Shipping Co LLC v. Silverburn Shipping (IOM) Ltd, "ARCTIC" [2019] EWCA Civ 1161, provides a clear statement of the principles of construction, and how they are applied in...
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