Privacy and data protection issues in COVID-19 contact tracing apps

Alex Razak | Manager | Law | +447341079034 | alex.razak@uk.ey.com Background As countries move towards lifting the dramatic restrictions that were imposed to contain the rapid spread of COVID-19, more reliance is likely to be placed on contact tracing, especially contact tracing apps, to detect and control a further outbreak of COVID-19. In this note, … More Privacy and data protection issues in COVID-19 contact tracing apps

Collaborate to protect Part 2: Beyond the immediate crisis?

Phil McDonnell | Associate Partner | Law | PMcDonnell@uk.ey.com Background As signs start to emerge that the Government and industry are looking to when and how the country may come out of the current lockdown, it is time to remind ourselves that the relaxation we have seen in the enforcement of competition law is only … More Collaborate to protect Part 2: Beyond the immediate crisis?

Coronavirus Act 2020 – how might this impact your business?

Phil McDonnell | Associate Partner | Law | PMcDonnell@uk.ey.com Chi Lam | Manager | Law | CLam2@uk.ey.com In a departure from our usual commercial and technology focused topics, we will be bringing you some ‘guest editors’ in the coming days/weeks as we all grapple with the diverse legal implications of the current COVID-19 pandemic. In … More Coronavirus Act 2020 – how might this impact your business?

Collaborate to protect: How changes to Competition Law are helping the supply chain

Phil McDonnell | Associate Partner | Law | PMcDonnell@uk.ey.com Background The Government has moved swiftly to ensure that suppliers can cooperate to protect the delivery of food and non-food essentials and health services without fear of breaching competition law.  It has done this by excluding, temporarily, the application of the Chapter 1 prohibition to certain … More Collaborate to protect: How changes to Competition Law are helping the supply chain

Inability to perform contractual obligations as a consequence of COVID-19: frustrated yet?

Alex Razak | Law | +447341079034 | alex.razak@uk.ey.com Many organisations of all sizes across the world will have actual or potential exposure to liabilities under their commercial agreements as a consequence of either their own or their counterparty’s inability to perform contracts due to COVID-19 or the impacts arising from it. In this blog, we … More Inability to perform contractual obligations as a consequence of COVID-19: frustrated yet?

Privacy and data security issues amidst the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic

Alex Razak | Manager | Law | +447341079034 | alex.razak@uk.ey.com Background As COVID-19 continues to spread and increased restrictions are put in place, more and more people will be working from alternative locations and organisations will be taking measures to protect their staff. In this note, we highlight key privacy and information security issues that … More Privacy and data security issues amidst the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic

EU Digital Strategy – The best way to predict your future is to create it…

Shayhan Patelmaster | Senior | Law | +44 207 9809 507 | shayhan.patelmaster@uk.ey.com On 19 February 2020, the European Commission published two important documents which sketch out its view of the digital future of Europe: A White Paper on Artificial Intelligence (available here) A European Strategy for Data (available here) These important documents give some valuable … More EU Digital Strategy – The best way to predict your future is to create it…

The challenges facing cryptocurrencies

Shireen Shaikh | Trainee Solicitor | Law | +44 161 3333 281 | sshaikh1@uk.ey.com Despite the growing popularity of the cryptocurrency market, the market continues to grapple with a number of challenges, making it increasingly difficult for new entrants. While the market  capitalisation of the sector continues to rocket, reaching $573 billion at the end … More The challenges facing cryptocurrencies

Forget-me-not – The Right to be Forgotten beyond the EU

Shayhan Patelmaster | Senior | Law | +44 207 9809 507 | shayhan.patelmaster@uk.ey.com In an important judgment issued on 24 September 2019, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has clarified what the operator of a search engine must do to remove or restrict access to search results relating to a person who is … More Forget-me-not – The Right to be Forgotten beyond the EU