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High Court blocks £1-3bn data protection claims against Google

In a recent decision relating to the violation of consumer data privacy, the Court has set out helpful guidance regarding claims brought under the Data Protection Act 1998, as well as in respect of the conditions which must be satisfied for a representative action for breach of data privacy to be brought (Lloyd v.Google LLC [2018] EWHC (QB) 2599).

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Transferring Data to the UK Post-Brexit

GDPR

The General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679 took effect in all European member states, from 25th May 2018. The regulation brings with it a new and enhanced focus on protecting privacy rights, ensuring an equivalent standard of protection is maintained in all EU member states.

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IRS Extends Deadline for Furnishing 2018 Forms 1095 to Individuals and Good Faith Transition Relief

The Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) has released Notice 2018-94, which extends the due date for furnishing the 2018 Form 1095-B and Form 1095-C to individuals from January 31, 2019 to March 4, 2019.

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Brexit – a legal quagmire?

Brexit is, of course, primarily a political process. But that process takes place within a legal framework and, in that particular arena, it must be said that the Government’s record has been less than impressive.

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Cincinnati Reds score Ohio tax break

The Ohio Supreme Court recently issued a divided ruling in Cincinnati Reds, LLC v. Testa allowing a use tax break for the Cincinnati Reds baseball team for bobblehead dolls and other promotional items given to some attendees at their home games. Though the Court split 5-2 in the ruling, the majority opinion that Justice Patrick Fischer authored quoted longtime Reds radio announcer Marty Brennaman to hold that “[T]his one belongs to the Reds.”

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De verhuurdersvergunning in Groningen

Vanaf 1 januari 2019 wordt in gemeente Groningen het vergunningstelsel voor kamerverhuur, verhuur van kleine appartementen en verhuur via bemiddelingsbedrijven van kracht. Hiervoor wordt de Algemene Plaatselijke Verordening Groningen 2009 (APVG) gewijzigd, waartoe de gemeenteraad op 26 september 2018 unaniem heeft besloten. Een primeur in Nederland. Een slimme zet of een stap te ver?

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High Court blocks £1-3bn data protection claims against Google

In a recent decision relating to the violation of consumer data privacy, the Court has set out helpful guidance regarding claims brought under the Data Protection Act 1998, as well as in respect of the conditions which must be satisfied for a representative action for breach of data privacy to be brought (Lloyd v.Google LLC [2018] EWHC (QB) 2599).

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The “Yates Memo” Revisited: Pursuing Individuals Remains a DOJ Top Priority – Senior Management and Members of Boards of Directors in Focus

During a September 29, 2018 speech, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein announced changes to Department of Justice (“DOJ”) policy concerning individual accountability in corporate cases.  The announcement followed the DOJ’s year-long review of its individual accountability policies and the September 2015 memorandum issued by then-Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates, commonly known as the “Yates Memo.”

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Cryptocurrency and tax – hard forks

As many readers would be aware, investing in cryptocurrencies isn’t always limited to the traditional buy/hold/sell strategy. Cryptocurrencies are a (relatively) new and nuanced asset class, which can be applied and used in many ways that other assets cannot. There are also a number of events, such as forks, that are unique to cryptocurrencies.

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Take 5 Newsletter – The Present-Future of Work: 2018 Trends and 2019 Predictions

There is a visceral and palpable dynamic emerging in global workplaces: tension.

Tension between what is potentially knowable—and what is actually known.   Tension between the present and the future state of work.  Tension between what was, is, and what might become (and when).  Tension between the nature, function, and limits of data and technology.

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