Information Technology Briefings
FCA publishes thematic review report on mobile banking and payments download subscription
Eversheds’ payments processing experts set the key findings in this report and what they mean for UK firms.
Financial Regulatory Developments — FSB reports on Cairns plenary; EBA consults on early intervention; and more download subscription
Dentons has published the 26 September 2014 issue of its Financial Regulatory Developments (FReD) publication.
How EU data protection laws affect cross-border FCPA investigations download subscription
EU data protection laws apply to ‘personal data’ in the broadest sense. A business email sent by an employee from the office constitutes ‘personal data’ as long as the email identifies an individual.
Financial services in the cloud download subscription
The cloud is all about exploiting the capabilities of the internet in order to provide services-based computing on a one-to-many scale.
Global survey finds 85 per cent of mobile apps failing on data privacy download subscription
A global survey published by the Global Privacy Enforcement Network has found an alarming degree of data privacy failings among mobile apps.
Intellectual Property Briefings
Employment status top tips download subscription
Memery Crystal’s Merrill April presents five top tips regarding employment status.
Intellectual property updates coming into force October 2014 download subscription
Various changes to intellectual property law will come into force on 1 October 2014.
A bit MOre than a MOrsel: business data — what is protected in Guernsey? download subscription
In a small island, in the absence of robust restrictive covenants in the employment contract, the risk of an employee moving and working for a competitor is high.
FCC Enforcement Monitor — September 2014: unenclosed and unpainted tower leads to $30,000 in fines; and more download subscription
Pillsbury has published its FCC Enforcement Monitor for September 2014.
Do you ‘Like’ this blog? Unfair dismissal in the Facebook era download subscription
Who’d have predicted that 18 years after the Employment Rights Act 1996 came into force, tribunals would be hearing unfair dismissal cases about employees clicking ‘Like’ on this thing called ‘Facebook’.
FAA grants exemptions and releases guidance for operation of small unmanned aircraft systems download subscription
On 25 September 2014, the FAA approved six exemption requests for the use of small unmanned aircraft systems for television and movie filmmaking under strict conditions.
You can log in any time you like, and your data can always leave download subscription
The Secret Service and the Department of Homeland Security have issued a warning to travellers and the hospitality industry about hotel business centres.
From the firm of the week
Business Matters Update — FHR European Ventures v Cedar Capital Partners; and more download subscription
Collyer Bristow examines some of the issues that can arise in the relationship between principal, agent and those they do business with.
Employees posting negative comments on social media sites — FAQs download subscription
A derogatory comment posted on a social networking site will be defamatory if it contains an untrue imputation against the employer that serves to undermine the reputation of the organisation.
Dating and divorce... The dos and don’ts download subscription
The reality is that for many people the experience of having to ‘start again’ after years of marriage is a very daunting one.
Lease renewal: no new lease for litigious tenants download subscription
Because of a history of litigation between a landlord and its tenants, the landlord was justified in refusing to grant the tenants a new business lease.
Service charge: deductions and apportionment in the last year of a lease download subscription
In a recent case, it was the tenant of certain floors and the car park in an office building where it paid service charge calculated by deducting the annual expenditure from the gross annual expenditure.
Bereavement leave: should employers be doing more? download subscription
Recently the Dying Matters Coalition has called for a national review of employment practice on bereavement leave.
Changes to flexible working requests download subscription
While employers will not be under an obligation to accept all requests, they will be obliged to consider all requests reasonably within a three-month time frame.
Information Technology Analysis
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?
Bird & Bird’s CEO David Kerr on why the low risk, cost-effective and practical cooperative agreement approach is the best way forward in Asia.
The EU believes strict regulation is the path to online security, and accountants are already lining up to seize the advice work
Helping the strong Israeli tech sector get funding is vital, says INE Ventures’ Paul Grossinger
Mobile device security is about more than the consumer offer, says Lookout’s Thomas Labarthe
The Prism scandal has boosted awareness of vulnerability, says Mike Janke of Silent Circle