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Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP | United Kingdom | 19 Apr 2019

UK Supreme Court Gives Morrisons Permission to Appeal Data Breach Class Action

On October 22, 2018, the UK Court of Appeal upheld the High Court’s decision that VM Morrison Supermarkets PLC (“Morrisons”) was vicariously liable


Herbert Smith Freehills LLP | United Kingdom | 1 Mar 2019

High Court restrains claimants from using defendant’s privileged material obtained from third parties in unknown circumstances

A recent High Court decision demonstrates that, whilst confidentiality is a prerequisite to a claim for privilege, information will not cease to be


McCann FitzGerald | European Union | 6 Feb 2019

Trade Secrets Regulations

The legal regime for the protection of commercialtrade secrets in Ireland has been bolstered by the entry into operation of the European Union


Arthur Cox | United Kingdom, Ireland | 22 Jan 2019

Employers’ obligations in respect of employees’ personal data - Two cases offer some clarity

Two recent decisions, one here in Ireland and another in the UK, have shed clarity on employers' obligations in respect of employees' personal data


Field Law | United Kingdom | 23 Dec 2018

Emerging Technology Issues : Wm Morrison Supermarkets PLC v Various Claimants

Employers can be vicariously liable at common law for the actions of a rogue employee who brings about an unauthorized cyber data breach, even where


Davies Collison Cave | New Zealand | 21 Dec 2018

New Zealand to implement a new one-year patent grace period on 30 December 2018

New Zealand will implement a new one-year grace period within which to file a patent application for an already disclosed invention, when the


Robinson & Cole LLP | USA | 20 Dec 2018

No Breach, No Standing

A federal judge recently held that mere allegations that a healthcare provider’s patient information portal failed to utilize sufficient security


Meissner Bolte | European Union | 12 Dec 2018

EU Trade Secret Directive on the Horizon - Executive Summary

The deadline for implementing the recent "EU Trade Secret Directive" has expired on 9 June 2018. The Directive offers new possibilities for EUwide


Travers Smith LLP | United Kingdom | 20 Nov 2018

Price matching rights: more trouble than they're worth?

Price matching rights were the subject of a recent dispute between Rangers Football Club and Sports Direct. They typically allow an incumbent


DAC Beachcroft | United Kingdom | 15 Nov 2018

Data Protection: Employer vicariously liable for a rogue employee's internet disclosure of 100,00 employees' personal information

The Court of Appeal has upheld a High Court decision that Morrisons was vicariously liable in damages for a data protection breach by a rogue employee

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