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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


ICO guidance on data protection and social networking
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • United Kingdom
  • June 30 2013

The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has published guidance on when it considers that the Data Protection Act 1998 (the Act) will apply to the


Information Commissioner’s Office publishes report on enforcement of new cookie rules
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • United Kingdom
  • January 9 2013

Six months after the entry into force of amendments to the EPrivacy and Electronic Communications Directive 200258 EC (the Directive), the Information


New “bring your own device” guidance published by Information Commissioner’s Office
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • United Kingdom
  • April 15 2013

On 7 March 2013, the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) published new guidance on "bring your own device" (BYOD), which explains the risks


English High Court clarifies patentability test for software inventions
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • United Kingdom
  • April 28 2008

The English High Court, acting as appellate court for decisions from the UK Intellectual Property Office (UKIPO), handed down an important and timely decision clarifying the much-debated test for patentability of computer-implemented inventions and particularly the analysis of when a software invention provides a technical contribution


Symbian more hope for patentability of computer program inventions
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • United Kingdom
  • April 25 2008

A collective sigh of relief resonated across the computer industry when Mr Justice Patten allowed the appeal in Symbian Ltd v Comptroller-General of Patents 2008 EWHC 518 (Pat) arising from a UK Intellectual Property Office (UK-IPO) decision, refusing to grant a patent for a method of accessing data held in a dynamic link library on the grounds that each of the claims related to a computer program and therefore were not patentable under Section 1(2) of the Patents Act 1977


Privacy issues in targeted internet advertising bad Phorm?
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • United Kingdom
  • April 25 2008

Three of the UK’s top internet service providers (ISPs), BT, Virgin Media and TalkTalk are considering deploying technology created by Phorm, an American technology company


Unfair Contract Terms National Consumer Council
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • United Kingdom
  • May 31 2008

The National Consumer Council (NCC) has continued its campaign against onerous terms in IT and user licence agreements (EULAs) with the publication of its findings following a survey conducted last year into B2C software supply


Information Commissioner calls for compulsory data protection audits
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • United Kingdom
  • November 29 2011

The Information Commissioner has called for an extension of powers to order the compulsory data protection auditing in sectors that are causing concern over their handling of personal information


Appeal against exclusion from patentability of software to protect minors online allowed
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • United Kingdom
  • January 12 2012

In relation to the application by Protecting Kids the World Over (PKTWO) 2011 EWHC 2720 (Pat), the High Court of England and Wales has allowed an appeal against a decision of a Hearing Officer that found that an alarm notification system for monitoring inappropriate electronic communications fell within the computer program exclusion