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EU e-Privacy Reforms: status update

GDPR level fines proposed to apply to direct marketers and providers of IoT devices,  Over The Top services, web browsers and communications software In the UK, failure to comply with e-Privacy laws, especially with regard to direct marketing, is one of the most common reasons for aggressive enforcement action by…

Password protected: Copyright infringement and public wifi networks

The CJEU finds that operators of public wifi networks such as shops and cafes can take advantage of the mere conduit exemption, but can be ordered to impose passwords. Earlier this year, we reported on Advocate General Szpunar’s Opinion in the matter of Tobias McFadden v Sony Music Entertainment Germany…

European Commission publishes roadmap to future-proof the EU Product Liability Directive

Review intended to ensure strict liability regime works effectively in light of technological change. On 12 September 2016, the European Commission (Commission) published an Evaluation and Fitness Check Roadmap for the Product Liability Directive (85/374/EEC as modified by Directive 1999/34/EC, PL Directive) (Roadmap) in light of technological advancements regarding software,…

Tech and Sports Injury Prevention

There have recently been a number of significant developments in sports injury prevention technologies as rights holders and athletes become increasingly mindful of the damaging effect that injuries can have on the financial and sporting success of leagues, clubs and individuals.  Much of the interest surrounding technology in sport relates…

Twitter muscles in on live sports streaming

Twitter has recently made some high profile acquisitions of sports broadcasting rights as it seeks to re-invent its platform as a go-to destination for live sports programming. Twitter has had a busy summer, signing deals with each of the “big four” US sports leagues (the National Football League (NFL), Major…

E-Sigs: No More Smoke and Mirrors

The Law Society publishes its views on how electronic signatures can be used when executing commercial contracts. A joint working party (JWP) of the Law Society Company Law Committee, the City of London Law Society Company Law and Financial Law Committees have published guidance on the use of electronic signatures…