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UAE amends the law on use of VPNs
  • Bird & Bird
  • United Arab Emirates
  • August 4 2016

Recently, the use of virtual private networks (VPNs) in the UAE has received a lot of press and social media attention. VPNs allow internet users to


Big data, small problem. Is the antitrust toolkit compatible for data?
  • Bird & Bird
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • July 4 2016

Debate is rife over the role that competition law could or should play in the world of data. Opinions from authorities, lawyers and economists go in


EU Digital Agenda: What to look out for after summer 2016
  • Bird & Bird
  • European Union
  • August 4 2016

On 6 June, the Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communications (BEREC) presented its draft 'Guidelines on the Implementation by National


New requirements for flying drones in Denmark: driver’s license and number plate
  • Bird & Bird
  • Denmark
  • April 15 2016

With the newly introduced legislation, both professionals and private individuals will have much better opportunities to fly with drones. However, it


Blockchain 2.0, smart contracts and challenges
  • Bird & Bird
  • Global
  • June 16 2016

Blockchain is a database of all transactions across a peer-to-peer network. This is seen as the main technical innovation of Bitcoin and other


Copyright levies in Europe
  • Bird & Bird
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • March 18 2008

Copyright levies claimed by national collecting societies for the manufacture, import andor sale of electronic devices and media which can be used to store or copy text, picture, audio or video works have become a major economic problem for the IT and entertainment hardware industry in Europe


Brexit: Commercial contract implications
  • Bird & Bird
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • May 24 2016

On 23 June, Britain will decide whether to end its 43-year membership of the EU. If the vote is to leave, David Cameron will give notice to the EU. A


International data protection enforcement bulletin - October 2013
  • Bird & Bird
  • Global
  • October 18 2013

Following the unlawfulr elease of photographs of a high-profile politician in custody to the press, it was found that all Prison Service employees


French Supreme Court strikes out limitation of liability provision from an it contract where the software publisher has breached a material obligation
  • Bird & Bird
  • France
  • June 4 2007

In a recent decision, the Commercial Chamber of the French Supreme Court held that the breach of a material obligation in an IT contract resulted in the limitation of liability provisions being unenforceable


International data protection enforcement bulletin January 2015
  • Bird & Bird
  • Australia, Belgium, China, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Hungary, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Singapore, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong
  • January 30 2015

The individual was employed by the Department of Defence ("Defence"), and lodged a compensation claim as a result of an injury. Defence sought the