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Privacy scofflaws beware: increasing fines in the United Kingdom and Europe
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • November 28 2012

The United Kingdom’s Information Commissioner’s Office is committed to enforcing the Data Protection Act 1998 and has the right to impose fines of up to £500,000 for serious breaches


Information Commissioner’s Office publishes guidance on deletion of personal data
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • United Kingdom
  • September 17 2012

As part of a series of guidance, the Information Commissioner’s Office has published new guidance on deleting personal information under the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA) and how organisations and businesses can comply with the fifth data protection principle as set out in the DPA


Mandatory telephone recording in the United Kingdom
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • United Kingdom
  • March 25 2008

Financial Services Authority publishes rules on the recording and retention of electronic communications by financial services firms


Failure to prove exhaustion of trade mark rights
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • United Kingdom
  • February 26 2010

In Sun Microsystems Inc v M-Tech Data Ltd 2009 EWHC 2992 (Pat), Mr Justice Kitchin held that Sun Microsystems Inc was entitled to summary judgment in respect of the parallel import of computer equipment by M-Tech Data Ltd


Retention of internet communications data
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • United Kingdom
  • June 1 2009

The Data Retention (EC Directive) Regulations 2009 came into force on 6 April 2009, transposing into UK law the internet data requirements of the Data Retention Directive (200624EC


Financial fraud: data transfer “necessary for reasons of substantial public interest”
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • United Kingdom
  • June 1 2009

In the matter of Bernard L Madoff Investment Securities LLC 2009 EWHC 442 (Ch), Mr Justice Lewison granted an application for the transfer of personal data in the possession of the joint provisional liquidators of a UK subsidiary to the trustee in bankruptcy of its parent company in the US, Bernard L Madoff Investment Securities LLC


Improved search interface is a computer programme “as such”
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • United Kingdom
  • February 28 2008

In the recent case of Autonomy Corporation Limited v The Comptroller General of Patents, Trade Marks and Designs 2008 EWHC 146 (Pat), the Comptroller successfully appealed against an application for a UK patent on the ground that it consisted of a computer program “as such” and a presentation of information


Interim injunction or alleged breach of software distribution agreement
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • United Kingdom
  • February 27 2009

In granting an injunction to the exclusive distributor of proprietary software in cash machines (Talaris (Sweden) AB v Network Controls International Ltd 2008 EWHC 2930), Mr Justice Coulson provides an object lesson in the application of the 'American Cyanamid principles' in a dispute focusing on the construction of the terms of an exclusive distributor agreement (EDA


Implementation of the ‘Cookie Directive’ in the UK
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • United Kingdom
  • July 15 2011

The so-called “Cookie Directive” 2009136EC came into force on the 26 May 2011 in the UK


ICO tells businesses their employees need to take responsibility for personal data
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • United Kingdom
  • May 31 2011

The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has told businesses that their employees need "to take responsibility and ownership of tasks that involve handling personal data," and that employers should also take responsibility for their employee's awareness of the risks associated with handling personal data