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

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

Who owns an employee’s inventions when they are invented outside work hours?

Sam Brown | Director | Law | +44 (0) 207 7783 0518 | SBrown9@uk.ey.com In today’s fluid and fast-moving labour market, where an individual’s employment status can be unclear, it can be difficult to determine when and how an invention is conceived. Yet this can be of crucial importance for establishing whether it is the … More Who owns an employee’s inventions when they are invented outside work hours?

Protecting your most valuable assets – intellectual property

Joanna Chart | Senior | Law | +44 (0)207 1977 874 | Joanna.Chart@uk.ey.com Intellectual property (IP) is one of a company’s most valuable assets. For technology companies, whether a start-up or a more established business, a key area of this IP is your software. It is important to understand how to protect and enforce your … More Protecting your most valuable assets – intellectual property

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!