TMT | 27 September 2017

With less than one year left before the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force in May 2018, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has embarked on an initiative to correct some public misconceptions about its impact. Elizabeth Denham, the Information Commissioner, recently expressed concern in the ICO blog that ‘not everything you read or hear about the GDPR is true’, and that ‘misinformation is in danger of being considered truth’. This article will discuss how the legal and business press have been reporting GDPR stories, and outline the 12 steps that the ICO recommends organisations should be taking now. [Continue Reading]

Technology, Media and Telecoms | 26 February 2016

Technology Law Alliance has announced its support for the 2016 tour by the Mark Bruce Company.

Jeremy Newton, Director at Technology Law Alliance, said “The Mark Bruce Company is one of the country’s leading dance theatre companies. They have an innovative style and an unconventional approach to dance that chime with our own outlook in many ways, and we are delighted to be associated with them”.

The Mark Bruce Company won a number of major awards for its production of Dracula in 2013/14, including the Sky Arts South Bank award. In 2014 at the National Dance Awards, Jonathan Goddard received the Dancing Times Award for Best Male Dancer, for the title role in Dracula, and the company also won Best Independent Company. Mark Bruce’s new work, The Odyssey, is touring in the spring of 2016, and was featured in the Guardian as one of the “unmissable cultural events” of the year.

For further information about the Mark Bruce Company, please go to www.markbrucecompany.com.

 

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Technology, Media and Telecoms | 22 October 2015

The Legal 500 released the results of their annual research of the top 500 legal firms in the UK, with Technology Law Alliance achieving Top Tier ranking in the IT and Telecoms practice area for the fifth consecutive year.

The Birmingham Post Legal 500 supplement showcases the leading law firms and their individuals in the region.  Technology Law Alliance and its four Directors are featured in this supplement which also includes a case study of Jagvinder Kang’s work with automotive giant, Jaguar Land Rover.

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Technology, Media and Telecoms | 15 March 2016

A recent judgment of the European Court of Human Rights attracted an unusual amount of media attention. The decision in Bărbulescu v Romania [2016] in January concerned the tension between an employer’s right to monitor the activities of staff in the workplace, and an employee’s right to privacy. Many of the press reports that followed had alarmist headlines suggesting, wrongly, that companies could now engage in unrestricted monitoring of all private communications by their staff. This article outlines the factual background to the case, and discusses what it means for companies and their obligations in relation to private e-mails and internet use. [Continue Reading]