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By Orla Shevlin In an ongoing UK case, a defendant has alleged that the posting of a sad emoji face as part of an update to customers was a breach of contract. Phones 4U Limited (in administration) v EE1 Limited concerns a dispute involving the termination of a contract between mobile phone retailer, Phones 4U Limited […]

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By David Cullen The Irish government has been defeated on its proposal to set the digital age of consent for the processing of children’s data at 13. We discussed this government proposal in a previous article. During a recent debate on the Data Protection Bill 2018, which is due to be signed into law shortly, an […]

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In the recent case of O’Reilly & Anor v Neville & Ors [2018] IEHC 228, the plaintiffs and defendants were parties to a building agreement for a dwelling house. The plaintiffs claimed various defects in the building works and ultimately sought damages for breach of contract. Following the hearing of the eleven-day trial, Mr Justice […]

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By Sarah Twohig On 25 May 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) will come into force. For the aviation industry, this means that data protection obligations will significantly expand under the regulation and companies operating in the industry must ensure they are compliant with their legal obligations by the May 2018 deadline…

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On 12 March 2018, the European Commission issued a proposal for a new regulation (the Regulation) and a new directive (the Directive) concerning the cross-border distribution of collective investment funds amending inter alia UCITS (the UCITS Directive), AIFMD, EuVECA and EuSEF (the Proposals). Please find below a summary of the main changes under the Proposals. What will change under the Proposals?

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