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Facebook’s oversight board: What is it and will it make a difference?

By Jane Ashford-Thom This month sees the launch of Facebook’s new ‘Oversight Board’ – an exciting development after years of disputes over Facebook’s content moderation decisions. The company’s attempts to self-regulate are often called into question by the lack of transparency around interpretation of policies – in particular, why some offensive posts are removed and […]

Job support scheme | Your questions answered

By Philip Pepper The Chancellor has announced an expansion of the Job Support Scheme to support businesses required to close due to local or national lockdowns How will the expansion to the scheme work? Companies who are legally required to shut for some period over winter as part of local or national restrictions will be given […]

How to efficiently respond to DSARs

By Gregory Campbell, Chirag Zaveri In the first year and a half since the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) went into effect, over 275,000 complaints were filed and over £400M in fines issued. Some 70% of surveyed businesses worldwide failed to address requests made from individuals seeking to obtain a copy of their personal data as […]

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Ex-Linklaters and Simmons duo unveil new tech start-up business

Two former Linklaters and Simmons & Simmons lawyers, who banked $10m with the sale of their proofreading business, have launched another venture that has attracted a $1.2m investment from magic circle and US firms. Stephen Scanlan, formerly a supervising associate at Simmons & Simmons, and Travis Leon, a law school friend and then a corporate […]

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Goodwin pulls off another team raid – this time from Sidley

Goodwin Procter has raided Sidley Austin by bringing in a five-strong team from its private equity group, including Christian Iwasko and Erik Dahl, months after the duo left its US rival. The hire comes after the duo resigned from Sidley Austin at the end of June, having moved over to the firm in 2016 from […]

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