Blog / Jonathan Simmons

26 June 2019

Gimme the loot – United States proposes ban on loot boxes

There is global debate as to whether loot boxes in video games constitute gambling, unfair or deceptive business practices, and whether they pose a risk to underage consumers. US Republican Senator Josh Hawley has introduced a bill to ban loot boxes, but if this bill is passed in anything close ...   

21 June 2019

Shining a light on dark data – what should law firms do?

While ‘dark data’ is a hot topic in the legal industry and an issue that almost every firm has to deal with, there is no exact law or specific guidance as to how to proceed. This short guide will explain dark data, how it threatens law firms who ignore it ...   

23 May 2019

Who’s next? Recent airline collapses and new laws to address the mess

The past couple of years have seen a number of major airlines collapse, including Monarch and Air Berlin. Unfortunately, so far this year has seen the number of casualties pile up with the likes of WOW Air, FlyBMI, Primera Air and Jet Airways all ceasing operations. With Thomas Cook – ...   

16 May 2019

Beware the metadata hiding in your files

Your files are secretly full of it. Metadata – data about data – is often embedded in the electronic file itself. Therefore, if you are sharing files with clients, it is vital to understand how you might inadvertently be sharing metadata with them too.   

01 May 2019

Cutting the cord: the rise of Netflix and other OTT streaming services

The rise of over-the-top (OTT) subscription-based services has challenged traditional powerhouses such as film studios and record labels. This blog explores these trends in the TMT sector with help from some of Lexology’s contributing firms, offering key insights and advice on what the future has in store for the industry.   

08 April 2019

Revealed: the latest winners of the Lexology Content Marketing Awards

Lexology is proud to announce the winners of the Q1 2019 Content Marketing Awards – identifying and celebrating the authors and firms which have consistently provided our audience with insightful legal analysis within a particular region and work area. The winners are selected via a bespoke automated process which analyses ...   

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