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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


Data protection bites tough new sanctions for breaches of the Data Protection Act
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • United Kingdom
  • October 26 2009

Corporate executives and management do not often list data protection as a key area of risk for business


UK Court rules that computer program functionality is not protected by copyright
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • United Kingdom
  • March 13 2013

On 25 January, Mr Justice Arnold handed down his decision in SAS Institute Inc. v World Programming Limited 2013 EWHC 69 (Ch), following the Court


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


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


Direct marketing: database practice
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • United Kingdom
  • March 27 2009

The Advertising Standards Authority’s Adjudication against Direct Home Shopping Brands Ltd ta Kaleidoscope Ltd (28 January 2008) reminds advertisers that the explicit and informed consent of consumers is required before disclosing their personal details to third parties for direct marketing purposes


Court of Appeal confirms High Court decision and finds no copyright infringement in software with same functionality
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • December 16 2013

In SAS Institute Inc v World Programming Ltd 2013 EWCA Civ 1482 (21 November 2013), the Court of Appeal of England and Wales upheld the High


Information Commissioner’s Office urges organisations to implement “bring your own device” policies
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • United Kingdom
  • November 7 2013

Following a data breach by the Royal Veterinary College (RVC), the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has urged organisations to include


High Court of England and Wales assesses issues of liability and damages in misuse of customer database
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • United Kingdom
  • November 7 2013

In a case concerning the misuse of a customer database, the High Court of England and Wales has assessed damages for breach of confidence