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Google has announced a significant reorganisation and the creation of a new holding company named Alphabet Inc. In this update, Shoosmiths consider the reasons why companies may choose to do this.
With concrete proposals for amendments to European copyright law not due until this autumn, now is a good time to take stock.
Technology can be utilised in a vast number of ways to and by franchisors. But it also creates questions for a franchisor to consider.
More than ever prospective and current franchisors need to be mindful of how technology can enhance, but also presents challenges for, their franchise offering.
As of 1 February, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) can force public healthcare organisations to undergo compulsory audits of their Data Protection Act 1998 compliance, a power that previously only applied to central government departments.
Prompted by concerns about slow rate of growth in online trade between EU member states.
Landmark judgment clarifies the law on misuse of private information.
In our increasingly complex world information security and data misuse is under ever greater scrutiny. One cannot help but wonder if this spike in awareness is a sign of things to come.
Developments in technology like the new Apple Watch mean social media use in the workplace is only likely to increase. Shoosmiths looks at how employers should deal with it.
The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has invited views from the business community and consumers on the development of online reviews and endorsements.
Earlier this month the Insolvency Service issued an updated draft statutory order regarding the provision of essential IT supplies which is planned to come into force on 1 October 2015.
The first week of each New Year sees the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) roll into Las Vegas, providing an annual glimpse into the future of consumer technology.
The CJEU has handed down a ruling that may significantly affect owners of databases of information who wish to restrict how their data is used and those who make use of such databases.
Shoe retailer Office has become the latest retailer to have its knuckles wrapped by the Information Commissioner’s Office following a data protection breach.
From 1 January 2015, there will be a major change to the EU VAT rules which will affect businesses established in the EU and that supply digital services to end consumers located in other EU jurisdictions.
Contractual remedies for defamation? Blackpool hotel adopts novel approach to damning TripAdvisor review
The hotel is reported to have relied on a provision of its hotel policy, purportedly entitling it to charge a ’maximum £100 per review’ for every bad review left on a website.
The Court of Appeal has overturned the High Court ruling that M&S had infringed Interflora’s trademark rights in its name by purchasing and using it as a Google Ad-Word.
The Richemont Group has secured a landmark website blocking order against the five main retail internet service providers in the UK.
Statistics of retail sales from December 2013 show that nearly 20 per cent of all non-food purchases originated from online sales.
Justice secretary Chris Grayling has outlined government proposals to quadruple the current six-month sentence for people found guilty of internet trolling.