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Motor Industry Worker Who Profited From Theft of Data Ordered to Pay £25,500September 15, 2019

In November 2018, a motor industry worker, Mustafa Kasim, was given a six-month prison sentence for accessing motorists' personal data on his employer's computer system...

Are Others Benefiting From Your Goodwill?July 24, 2019

Many successful businesses have experience of others seeking to ride on the coat-tails of their expensively established goodwill. However, as was shown by one High...

EU Opinion on Use of CookiesJune 23, 2019

Businesses that have websites will be aware of the regulations that govern the use of 'cookies'. Recently, an opinion of the Advocate General of the...

Trade Marks Infringed By Disassembling and Selling Charm Bracelet LinksMay 28, 2019

Is the purchaser of a product sold under a trade mark entitled to take it apart and sell its component parts under the trade mark?...

Patent Invalid if No NoveltyMay 9, 2019

One of the key requirements for a patent for a technical process innovation to be successfully defended is that there must be something genuinely innovative...

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Bring Your Own Device – Data Contollers’ Obligations

The Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA) requires data controllers to take appropriate technical and organisational measures to prevent unauthorised or unlawful processing of personal data...

Cookie Law

The Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) (Amendment) Regulations 2011 require consent to be obtained for the use of cookies and similar technologies for storing information,...

Data Protection Policies and Personal Devices

A recent YouGov survey showed that 47 per cent of all UK employees now use their smartphone, tablet PC or other portable device for work...

Dealing With Breach of Patent

When you discover that a business has breached your patent, what should you do? The answer to this question has two elements. The first is based...

Dealing With Subject Access Requests

Many businesses regard the Data Protection Act 1998 as something that merely requires a lot of form filling and the payment of fees, but there...