Information Technology Briefings
New twist in data surveillance legal battle download subscription
A legal battle challenging Government legislation on data surveillance took another twist last week as the Court of Appeal referred the case back to the ECJ with questions of its own.
Top five IT trends affecting law firm profitability download subscription
Change within law firms and also in their relationships with clients.
Safe Harbour no more: complex interim rules likely download subscription
Ruling ikely to place significant responsibilities on those who process Big Data collated around the world.
Invalidatation of the Safe Harbour Arrangement – repercussions for Israel download subscription
Database owners who want to transfer personal information from Israel to organisations in the US should examine whether they can justify the transfer after new ILITA guidelines.
The impact of consumer-originated, data-driven applications in the enterprise download subscription
Our modern mindset of ’give me the answer’ is driven by data. Mike Kearney looks at the opportunities this presents for a new class of business applications.
Another safe harbour? subscription
Employers warned over ‘dark web’ threat subscription
Life after death: manage your digital legacy subscription
The law and driverless cars subscription
Intellectual Property Briefings
China cuts filing fees for trademarks download subscription
Attempt to create a fairer system for both Chinese and foreign brand owners.
IP Matters, Nov 2015: the footballer and the bad doll; the Batmobile Gotham deserves; and more subscription
Also: ’Make America Great Again’ TM; another triumpph for Jay Z; and more
EU: ruling on data protection periods for medicinal products download subscription
Court finds EC’s decisions to grant marketing authorisations for two generic products were consistent with legal provision.
Competition investigation into sports equipment sector download subscription
And the allegations are…
Uzbekistan TMT review download subscription
The various technology, media and telecommunications industries are treated as strategic industries in Uzbekistan, and special attention has been paid to TMT by the government in recent years.
Defamation claims fall download subscription
Down by 27 per cent last year.
Cycling accidents on the rise download subscription
Road Safety Week has made headlines across the country.
Creditors, civil court users and enforcement after the Spending Review download subscription
MoJ to make 50% administration savings by 2020
Also: a case law round-up; capping public sector exit payments; and more.
Parental leave: another shake-up coming download subscription
Grandparents will be allowed to take time off work to look after their grandchildren.
Information Technology Analysis
Privatised healthcare and the push for energy diversity are likely to be big generators of legal work as Finland slowly recovers after the global crash.
How a Snapchat conversation between father and daughter became legal tabloid fodder, the Google breach of privacy case, and judgments that highlight what is fair disciplinary action after inappropriate social media activity.
With the Safe Harbour framework crumbling and ‘shadow IT’ the new normal, the world of e-discovery and data risk is changing rapidly
Fear of social media-borne reputational damage, cost considerations and judicial pressure are all boosting the uptake of alternative dispute resolution.
As an enabler of agile working and a cost-cutting tool, electronic document management has been a success, but many lawyers are still cautious.
There’s more than genial tax rates luring technology companies to Ireland.
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?