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Wearable technology in the workplace download subscription

Kemp Little 23-Jan-2015

Despite the efforts of The Apprentice candidates, wearable technology is no laughing matter; this £450m industry is becoming increasingly popular, both in and outside the workplace.

Serbia implements electronic signature in financial reporting download subscription

Karanovic & Nikolic 22-Jan-2015

The procedure for annual financial reporting in Serbia has been modernised.

Data Issues Roundup — firm warned to stop nuisance text messages; EU ruling on CCTV; ICO's privacy seals; and more download subscription

Addleshaw Goddard 22-Jan-2015

Addleshaw Goddard has released the 19 January 2014 issue of its Data Issues Roundup .

Canadian privacy compliance: time for your online checkup download subscription

Dentons 22-Jan-2015

The OPC stated that it ‘may’ be acceptable to rely on implied or opt-out consent when tracking and targeting individuals for online behavioural advertising purposes.

What is ‘Big Data’ and is it personal? download subscription

Memery Crystal 21-Jan-2015

A dataset is a collection of data that is manipulated by computers to produce relevant information on any given subject matter.

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Court of Appeal confirms no English celebrity image right but Topshop’s Rihanna T-shirt was passing off download subscription

Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co 23-Jan-2015

The Court of Appeal has delivered its decision in the litigation between Rihanna and Topshop, upholding the trial judge’s finding that Topshop’s unauthorised use of Rihanna’s image on a T-shirt was passing off.

Blurred Lines: music copyright disputes download subscription

Collyer Bristow 22-Jan-2015

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.

Patent office issues ‘interim guidance’ reaffirming no per se exclusion to subject matter patentability download subscription

Dentons 22-Jan-2015

Recently patent practitioners and US Patent Office examiners received additional, and much needed, guidance for determining whether certain types of inventions are eligible for patent protection.

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Tweeting hell! download subscription

Gateley 23-Jan-2015

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

Collyer Bristow 22-Jan-2015

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.

Social media and financial promotions: can they be a match made in heaven? download subscription

Memery Crystal 20-Jan-2015

In recognition of the rapid increase in the use of social media in the financial and fundraising context, on 6 August 2014 the FCA consulted on new guidance

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Hate crimes and drag queens in cyber space download subscription

Collyer Bristow 10-Oct-2014

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’.

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Assessing reputation risk download subscription

Schillings 6-Jan-2015

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

Schillings 22-Dec-2014

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

Schillings 17-Dec-2014

In today’s digital age, false rumours and misinformation can quickly escalate and impact reputation like never before.

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Court of Appeal confirms no English celebrity image right but Topshop’s Rihanna T-shirt was passing off download subscription

Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co 23-Jan-2015

The Court of Appeal has delivered its decision in the litigation between Rihanna and Topshop, upholding the trial judge’s finding that Topshop’s unauthorised use of Rihanna’s image on a T-shirt was passing off.

Do not disclose: the problem of internet anonymity download subscription

Shepherd and Wedderburn 23-Jan-2015

In this article, Shepherd & Wedderburn reviews a recent decision of the Inner House, which refused to order disclosure of the identity of two anonymous users of the Tripadvisor website.

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Jersey private trust companies download subscription

Carey Olsen 6-Nov-2014

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

B P Collins 3-Nov-2014

New employment regulations relating to shared parental leave and pensions auto-enrolment remain a major worry for UK firms, according to a survey.

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