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Flash cookies: is the EU about to make them crumble?
  • MacRoberts LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • January 13 2010

Today, "cookies" are an essential function of many websites seeking to sell products and services to their users; however, since their "birth", cookies have created privacy issues due to their user behaviour tracking capabilities


Cyber attack - is your business protected?
  • MacRoberts LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • April 30 2013

From advertising and selling to communicating with customers, the internet provides UK businesses with a wealth of opportunities. As a result


Court saves Oink creator's bacon in file-sharing ‘ambush'
  • MacRoberts LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • January 18 2010

The creator of the BitTorrent tracking site Oink's Pink Palace (Oink), Alan Ellis, has been cleared of conspiracy to defraud the music industry by a jury at Teesside Crown Court


Contentious clauses, Lord Lucas and better broadband - welcome to Digital Britain
  • MacRoberts LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • January 22 2010

The controversial clause of the Digital Economy Bill which allows the Secretary of State to make changes to copyright law using secondary legislation, is to be diluted after a severe backlash from consumer groups, members of the public, businesses and several members of the House of Lords


What's mine is mine and I shall hide it! Bitcoin and divorce
  • MacRoberts LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • June 23 2014

It would appear that the law and the courts will yet again be fighting to catch up with technology as virtual currencies become a topic in divorce


Twitter isn't private! If you can’t tweet something nice, perhaps don't tweet at all...
  • MacRoberts LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • January 10 2014

In a fresh warning to be careful what you post online, this week saw two individuals plead guilty to sending threatening tweets to feminist


ICO welcomes European Commission's proposals for new data protection regime
  • MacRoberts LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • February 28 2012

The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has welcomed the recent proposals put forward by the European Commission for a new EU data protection system to be created, in order to meet the needs of the increasingly advanced digital age


40 of employers are at risk by not having a social media use policy
  • MacRoberts LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • November 22 2011

Use of social media in the business context - including sites such as Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn - has become extremely popular in recent years


Cookie monster takes the biscuit
  • MacRoberts LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • May 25 2012

This weekend, the 12-month grace period for compliance with the new EU cookie rule comes to an end


All eyes on the cookie jar
  • MacRoberts LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • May 11 2011

Further to our previous e-update, anyone with a website should be aware of the new EU rules (Directive 2009136EC) regarding the use of internet text-files called 'cookies'