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Broader UK copyright law exceptions to come into effect

United Kingdom - April 16 2014 In March 2014, a suite of draft legislation seeking to broaden the exceptions available under UK copyright law was presented to Parliament by the UK…

Nick Mathys.

The use of personal data as currency by ‘free’ online services: European Data Protection Supervisor calls for coordination to protect consumers

United Kingdom - April 2 2014 Peter Hustinx, the European Data Protection Supervisor ("EDPS") issued a preliminary opinion on 26 March 2014 (the "Opinion") which sets out concerns…

Nick Mathys.

Suing Google for tracking and collecting data without consent: UK claimants granted permission to pursue claim

United Kingdom - March 20 2014 In the recent case of Vidal-Hall & Ors v Google Inc [2014] EWHC 13 (QB), the High Court granted three Claimants permission to serve proceedings…

Nick Mathys.

EU data protection reforms take an ‘irreversible’ step forward

European Union - March 19 2014 On 12 March 2014, the European Parliament ("Parliament") voted overwhelmingly in favour of adopting the proposed General Data Protection Regulation…

Nick Mathys.

Unitary patent proposal: remaining obstacle removed by EU Council of Ministers

European Union, United Kingdom - March 5 2014 The EU Council of Ministers has endorsed a compromise agreement between the EU Member States in relation to the proposals for European unitary patent…

Nick Mathys.