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Data Protection Could Be a Second Bite at the Apple for EU Competition Regulators

European Union - November 21 2018 On 24 October 2018, Apple CEO Tim Cook delivered the opening address at a conference of European Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners in Brussels...

Leo Moore, David Cullen, Claire Waterson.


Could Your Business Be Held Vicariously Liable for a Rogue Employee's Data Breach?

United Kingdom, Ireland - November 14 2018 In the UK's first group litigation case concerning a data breach, supermarket chain Morrisons has been held vicariously liable as an employer by the...

Paul Convery, Catherine O'Flynn, John Magee.


Any Data Portability in a Storm: Communications and Utility Sectors Face Consumer Contract Challenges under GDPR

United Kingdom, Ireland - October 17 2018 In July 2018 Ofcom, the UK's equivalent of ComReg, announced plans to require communications and utilities providers to inform customers when they are...

John O'Connor, Leo Moore, David Cullen.


Blockchain Resolution Passed by EU Parliament but GDPR Could Be Weak Link

European Union - October 15 2018 In October 2018 the EU Parliament passed a resolution: "Distributed ledger technologies and blockchains: building trust with disintermediation". The...

John O'Connor, Leo Moore, David Cullen.


Countdown to Post-Brexit Data Transfer Arrangements

United Kingdom, European Union - September 18 2018 At the start of the year, the European Commission's Directorate-General for Justice and Consumers issued a warning on the data protection...

John O'Connor, David Cullen, John Magee.