Information Technology Briefings
Annual cybersecurity roundup 2014 download subscription
Nicola Fulford and Alex Cravero of Kemp Little look back at the most significant security and data privacy issues of 2014, and consider what we might expect to see in 2015.
Five golden rules for accountability on privacy and cyber security download subscription
The vulnerability of information on digital platforms constitutes an unprecedented risk and the undermining of customer trust goes straight to the bottom line.
The new general counsel: being front and centre of cyber incident response download subscription
Looking across our cyber response engagements there’s a stark – and illuminating – contrast between the UK and US.
Unlock Italy: telecoms operators optimistic download subscription
Decree-Law 133/2014, known as the ‘Unlock Italy Decree’, has significant implications for the telecoms sector. In particular, a 50 per cent tax credit is envisaged for wideband in ‘white areas’.
ICO issues enforcement notice in response to Office data security breach download subscription
Shoe retailer Office has become the latest retailer to have its knuckles wrapped by the Information Commissioner’s Office following a data protection breach.
Wearable technology in the workplace subscription
What is ‘Big Data’ and is it personal? subscription
Intellectual Property Briefings
A quick guide to trademarks download subscription
Trademarks give your business a unique, protectable brand which is readily identifiable by consumers.
Irish Knowledge Development Box consultation document outlines framework download subscription
The proposed Irish Knowledge Development Box regime will follow a similar framework to the Modified Nexus approach.
US hedge fund manager issues threat to Big Pharma patent portfolios download subscription
Hedge fund manager Kyle Bass plans to take on some of the world’s largest drug producers by challenging the patents that protect their top products.
Rihanna retains passing-off victory against Topshop download subscription
In 2013 global pop sensation Rihanna took legal action against the retail giant and its parent company Arcadia for using an image of her on a T-shirt and succeeded in the High Court with her claim of passing-off.
Tweeting hell! download subscription
The behaviour of employees on social media and an employer’s ability to discipline inappropriate behaviour has been a hot topic for some time.
Blurred Lines: music copyright disputes download subscription
Blurred Lines, Robin Thicke’s collaborative track with Pharrell Williams, from the album of the same name, has been courting controversy since its release in 2013.
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
Assessing reputation risk download subscription
The General Council of a well-respected company recently asked: how do you measure reputation risk? With no singular guidance on the issue, this is a question that many organisations struggle with.
Sony Entertainment hackers silence free speech download subscription
When Sony announced film The Interview would not be released at all, it marked the first time that a film has been withdrawn purely because of a hack attack
The first steps to defending reputation download subscription
In today’s digital age, false rumours and misinformation can quickly escalate and impact reputation like never before.
Memery Crystal M&A update 2015 download subscription
Memery Crystal draws attention to some important decisions made last year that may have a bearing on M&A transactions.
Conflicting cases — the battle lines are drawn for pensions/bankruptcy claims download subscription
In December 2014 the case of Horton v Henry saw the High Court determine that a bankrupt individual’s uncrystallised pension fund was not available to satisfy his creditors.
Jersey private trust companies download subscription
This briefing note considers key issues relating to the establishment and use of a Jersey PTC in the context of private wealth management.
Employment reforms ‘worrying businesses’ download subscription
New employment regulations relating to shared parental leave and pensions auto-enrolment remain a major worry for UK firms, according to a survey.
Information Technology Analysis
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
For every new business model success story there’s a disaster. As more firms contemplate more efficient working structures, here’s how to avoid the pitfalls
The boss of US retailer Target has stepped down after a data breach affected millions of customers. Could law firms be next in the firing line?