Europe

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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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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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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Key Legal Implications of Brexit

Despite agreement being reached between EU negotiators and the UK government with regard to the Draft Withdrawal Agreement (DWA) on 14th November, uncertainty remains as to whether this deal will be approved in the UK Parliament. What we do know is that the UK is a significant trading partner for Irish businesses and, for now, that the UK will leave the EU in March 2019. The terms of our engagement with businesses in the UK will change, which we need to prepare for. As a starting point take a look at these eight high level issues which you should be considering.

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Tenants’ top tips on telecommunications

Gone are the days of communicating via smoke signals and carrier pigeons.  Billions of emails are sent every day. Telecommunications is therefore of vital importance to most, if not all, 21st century businesses. Many tenants’ focus is therefore on their ability to extend the telecommunications services at their premises. Broadly speaking, tenants are in a good position to do so as the new Electronic Communications Code (Code), which came into force on 28 December 2017, is weighted very much in favour of telecommunications operators and their customers.

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Hoe lang duurt een juridische seconde?

U heeft waarschijnlijk meegekregen dat we een nieuwe kilo krijgen. Vanaf 20 mei 2019 is een kilo niet langer het gewicht van dat prototype blok platina-iridium in Parijs, maar wordt de kilo uitgedrukt in een natuurkundige formule.

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Industry 4.0 – from procurement challenge to opportunity

For decades, modern methods of construction, including off-site, have been seen as the future of the industry. Yet, perhaps because of the stigma of low quality construction from the 1940s and 1950s when the focus was on quantity rather than quality, that vision was never really embraced. Now there are signs that industry is making the leap towards use of advanced technology in construction in what has been named the ‘fourth industrial revolution’.

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Cleaver Fulton Rankin expands expert team with new appointments and promotions

Leading commercial law firm, Cleaver Fulton Rankin has appointed new specialists and made a number of promotions to add to its expert and specialist teams.

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