Abusive and offensive online communications – protecting the public and the role of online service providers

Shayhan Patelmaster | Senior | Law | +44 207 9809 507 | shayhan.patelmaster@uk.ey.com On Tuesday 16 April I chaired a roundtable meeting on an issue which has rarely been out of the press in recent months – abusive and offensive online communications. The meeting was organised by the Junior Lawyers Group of the Society for Computers … More Abusive and offensive online communications – protecting the public and the role of online service providers

‘Best Endeavours’: A Brexit perspective

Jose Campos | Manager | Law | +44 20 7951 4770 | Jose.Campos@uk.ey.com Until Brexit, who knew that a ‘backstop’ could elicit such fervour? The backstop – officially the Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland – has raised alarm that the UK could be caught indefinitely by its terms. When the Prime Minister returned from Brussels on 11 … More ‘Best Endeavours’: A Brexit perspective

Privacy complaints have more than doubled under the GDPR!

Christopher Perrin | Senior Manager | Law | +44 20 7951 2768 | Chris.Perrin@uk.ey.com A recent report from the Irish Data Protection Commission (DPC), the lead data protection authority for a large number of global blue chip tech companies operating in Europe. shows a significant increase in privacy complaints and data breach notifications since the EU’s … More Privacy complaints have more than doubled under the GDPR!

The pitfalls of Intellectual Property (IP) infringement in 3D printing – don’t get caught out!

Atiq Bhagwan| Manager | EY Law | +44 (0) 20 7980 0717 | atiq.bhagwan@uk.ey.com 3D printing is an emerging technology with the potential to significantly disrupt the manufacturing industry by making it possible to copy certain 3D items without the involvement of the original manufacturer.  One of the key challenges with 3D printing is the potential for infringing the … More The pitfalls of Intellectual Property (IP) infringement in 3D printing – don’t get caught out!

New CAP Code updates on the use of personal data for marketing

Rosie O’Gorman| Trainee Solicitor | EY Law | +44 (0) 20 7783 0073 | rosie.ogorman@uk.ey.com Following a public consultation which launched in May 2018, the Committee of Advertising Practice (CAP) has published changes to its rules on the use of personal data for direct marketing (the CAP Code). The changes are intended to ensure that the CAP Code addresses … More New CAP Code updates on the use of personal data for marketing

Brexit may be frustrating but is it frustration?

Colette Withey| Director | EY Law | +44 (0) 161 333 2830 | colette.withey@uk.ey.com At the end of January 2019, the European Medicines Agency (EMA) and its landlord, Canary Wharf Group, were before the High Court asking this very question (Canary Wharf (BP4) T1 Limited and others v European Medicines Agency). The EMA has been … More Brexit may be frustrating but is it frustration?