Information Technology Briefings
European Commission digital single market review download subscription
The European Commission formally unveiled its plans for a digital single market within the European Union on 6 May.
Mobile and digital payments: themes emerge download subscription
The battle for your digital pocket/wallet, wrist and biometric data is on and everyone wants to help you pay in a more mobile/digital way.
Using keywords to find the needle in the haystack: e-disclosure and search engines download subscription
Since the emergence of Google as the world’s first port of call for ‘searching’, the importance of ‘keywords’ as a tool for finding information has grown exponentially.
The e-commerce inquiry: are big US tech companies in Eurocrats’ sights? download subscription
US IT companies could be forgiven for feeling victimised, especially after the European Commission recently rapped Google for abusing its power.
Security bosses don’t trust cyber insurance products download subscription
Mass scepticism greets insurance products intended to protect businesses from cyber-attacks.
eDiscovery: focus on predictive coding subscription
Intellectual Property Briefings
Italy backs the unitary patent download subscription
Patentees would avoid the need for a translation of the full specification into Italian.
Uncovering IP value during insolvency download subscription
Key indicators to consider when trying to assess the value of IP rights
Damages under a cross-undertaking: Krka award confirmed download subscription
£27m award for delays to generic capsules launch is upheld.
Mirror Group judgment and phone-hacking litigation – comment by Steven Heffer download subscription
The judgment represents a turning point in the phone-hacking litigation, says Collyer Bristow’s Steven Heffer
Contract by conduct: a cautionary tale subscription
The Commercial Court has served a salutary reminder that parties should not become complacent towards the close of contractual negotiations.
Mark v Marc: Adidas accuses Marc Jacobs of trademark infringement download subscription
Adidas AG recently filed a claim against Marc Jacobs International LLC in the US Federal Court for allegedly infringing its iconic Three Stripes trademark.
Hate crimes and drag queens in cyber space download subscription
In a new book published by Harvard University Press, Hate Crimes in Cyber Space, Prof Danielle Citron lays her prescription for tackling the ‘awful internet’.
From the firm of the week
The growing risk of hacking download subscription
Recent cases show that the risks of hacking are growing. Time to wise up, warns Keith Schilling
Safeguarding corporate reputation download subscription
Schillings’ latest report shows reputation management has a direct bearing on share value.
Head of the bored: when it comes to privacy, nothing is out of scope download subscription
Rory Cullinan’s decision to resign as head of investments at RBS is an important reminder that actions on social media can inadvertently prove the making of a tabloid story.
Water companies face green quizzing download subscription
After judgment multiple and ongoing requests for information should be expected.
Doing business in Kazakhstan download
The government has introduced a number of financial support measures for businesses.
Thomas Cook tragedy: paltry damages should be reformed download subscription
…but regrettably, reform of bereavement damages is unlikely to feature on this Government’s agenda.
Fiduciary quarterly update, May 2015: Singapore risks; divorcing beneficiaries; and more download subscription
Recent events in Jersey, Guernsey and Singapore are covered in this update
Information Technology Analysis
This week’s pick of top writers from TheLawyer.com’s IT, data and privacy briefings
Technology M&A is leading the way in Israel as foreign companies clamour to invest, but will a regulator’s U-turn put the brakes on growth?
In association with Fox Rodney, Saunderson House and Thomson Reuters
The proposed counter-terrorism law looks set to leave ISPs and social media sites uncomfortably torn between security and privacy demands.
Given the growth in the amount of data businesses create and store, it’s a good point in time to determine how companies and law firms are working with eDiscovery and computer forensics.
Which firms are cutting it in this era of slimline rosters, and who are the GC new brooms making clean sweeps? The Lawyer can reveal all