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Clinical Trial Complications Post-Brexit

Clinical Trials – Brexit guidance for sponsors that have a UK presence For sponsors running clinical trials with any UK presence, it is important to start considering preparations for Brexit now. Substantial changes may be needed which can have timeframes built into the Brexit process. If making these changes is…

The GDPR and Businesses Outside the EU and EEA

Where a business is based outside the EU and the EEA but collects or processes the data of citizens of member states, the GDPR is engaged. For simplicity, such businesses are referred to here as non-EU businesses. In today’s blog we will explore such businesses’ potential need to appoint a…

Lawful Bases for Processing Personal Data Under the GDPR

In this edition of the GDPR article series, we will explore the lawful bases a business can rely on to process data, and the limits it must observe under each ground. In earlier articles, we explained that organisations need to tell people why they are collecting personal data and what…

Processing Personal Data

A practical approach to maintaining compliance with the GDPR (This is the second blog in the series written by Alex Matheson) The GDPR provides that personal data should be kept in a form which permits identification of data subjects for no longer than is necessary for the purposes for which it…

The Right to be Informed & Forgotten

A practical approach to GDPR compliance (written by Alex Matheson) This is the first blog in a series that reviews the new data rights with particular detail given on the right to be informed & the right to be forgotten. The spirit of the regulation As you probably know, the GDPR regulates the…

Changes to UK law for the Trade Secrets Directive

The UK Government has published draft regulations to implement minimum standards of protection for trade secrets in all UK jurisdictions Trade secrets are an essential if often-overlooked aspect of intellectual property.  A wide range of commercially valuable information, from the recipe for Coca Cola to search engine algorithms to the…