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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…

DIFC employment law – consultation paper published

The Dubai International Financial Centre (“DIFC”) intends to refresh its employment laws. Under proposals set out in a consultation paper published last week, a new employment law would be introduced to replace the DIFC’s existing employment law. Background The central pillar of employment law in the DIFC is DIFC Law…

Data protection liability: Full compliance isn’t enough

The actions of rogue employees in data breaches may leave even GDPR-compliant businesses facing huge damages claims Wm Morrisons Supermarket PLC (Morrisons) has been found vicariously liable for the actions of a rogue employee in breach of data protection legislation, even though the company itself was held to be compliant.…

New trade mark law opinion bad news for Louboutin’s red soles?

How does Advocate General Szpunar’s opinion affect fashion’s most famous sole trader? Louboutin’s red lacquered soled shoes are famous internationally and are instantly recognisable by fashionistas worldwide. Mr Louboutin has spent decades trying to protect his distinctive branding and stop copycats from applying a red finish to the soles of…