Alex Razak | Manager | Law | +447341079034 | firstname.lastname@example.org 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
Shayhan Patelmaster | Senior | Law | +44 207 9809 507 | email@example.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…
Shireen Shaikh | Trainee Solicitor | Law | +44 161 3333 281 | firstname.lastname@example.org 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
Shayhan Patelmaster | Senior | Law | +44 207 9809 507 | email@example.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
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?
Gemma Davis | Director | Law | +44 (0) 207 9809 143 | Gemma.Davis@uk.ey.com With transport now the highest emitting sector of the economy, responsible for around 26% of the UK’s greenhouse gas emissions, there is seen to be a need to improve the infrastructure and the affordability of cleaner modes of transport, with a … More The future of mobility and transport
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
Adam Kelly | Senior | Law | +44 161 234 6403 | firstname.lastname@example.org Amidst an industry wide drive to regulate online harmful behaviours, in March the House of Lords Select Committee put forward its recommendations for the improvement of internet safety (9 March 2019) and in April the Government published its Online Harms White Paper (8 … More A New UK Online Safety Regulator
Shayhan Patelmaster | Senior | Law | +44 207 9809 507 | email@example.com The concept of smart contracts is not a new one. Since the term was first coined by Nick Szabo in 1994, commercial lawyers have debated whether smart contracts have the potential to replace conventional commercial contracts. Whilst there are a number of significant … More Smart contracts – a false smart?
Atiq Bhagwan| Manager | EY Law | +44 (0) 20 7980 0717 | firstname.lastname@example.org 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!