Technology and outsourcing

4th Winchester Conference on Trust, Risk, Information and the Law

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Blake Morgan are delighted to be sponsoring The Centre for Information Rights 4th Winchester Conference on Trust, Risk, Information and the Law. More …

FinTech and the future of banking in 2017 - technology companies with balance sheets and regulators?

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The start of a new year is always a time for predictions. And at Davos last week where the global great and the good of commerce and government meet there was a prediction that automation will change the face of banking - slashing jobs and allowing banks to significantly cut costs. More …

Brexit could leave businesses more open to cyberattacks

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Justin Harrington, a partner at national law firm Blake Morgan specialising in technology, said: "It will be vital for UK businesses to ensure that our security levels are consistent with European cybersecurity measures - the Network and Information Security Directive (NISD) and the reworked EU privacy regime, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). More …

Blockchains: The legal landscape

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In our earlier article we provided an introduction to blockchain technology and set out examples of some of its possible applications in light of the development of Blockchain 2.0. More …

Blockchains: An introduction to blockchain technology

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This article examines blockchain technology, the reason for its emergence and highlights some of its possible applications. In a later article we will explore the legal issues associated with the use of blockchain technology. More …

Warranties & representations – clarity is key

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The recent case of Idemitsu Kosan Co Ltd v Sumitomo Corporation [2016] EWHC Comm serves as a useful reminder to clearly distinguish between warranties and representations in contracts. Suppliers are also reminded to include a well drafted entire agreement clause. More …

The EU-US Privacy Shield has finally arrived!

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In April, we reported on the status of the EU-US Privacy Shield. Like its predecessor, Safe Harbor, it is designed to be a self-certification mechanism to enable businesses in the US to import data from the European Union in compliance with the EU's data protection rules. More …

Mind your own business – how can a business protect its social media contacts?

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Who owns the social media contacts generated by an employee in the course of employment, and what steps can a business take to protect them? More …

Big data and financial services

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Simon Stokes looks at Big data and financial services. Simon presented this paper at The Centre for Information Rights Third Winchester Conference, TrilCon. More …

Transocean Drilling UK Limited v Providence Resources PLC [2016] EWCA Civ 372

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This case involved a claim for loss of use by Providence of oil exploration rigs off the coast of Ireland. More …