Key regulatory areas in technology for in-house lawyers

The in-house lawyer looking after the organisation’s IT is likely to have responsibility for the growing area where regulation and Tech intersect. Clearly, this may include many areas of business regulation. This article calls out data protection, data security and sector specific regulation. Data protection The in-house Tech lawyer may have responsibility as the organisation’s […]

Epic Games vs Apple – What does the recent decision mean?

In September, the District Court of Northern California reached a decision in the Epic Games vs Apple case that many have said is a victory for neither party but nevertheless has some very interesting consequences. In August 2020, Epic Games brought a lawsuit against Apple challenging some of its practices and policies relating to the […]

Intellectual Property Rights in Technology

The main IP rights in relation to Tech (principally software and data) are copyright, database right, confidentiality and trade secrets.  Patents and rights to inventions also apply to software and business processes that manipulate and process data, although generally not in relation to data itself.  Trademarks can apply to software, data and other Tech products. […]

UK Data Protection Regime – Staying adequate whilst going it alone

The UK wants its own flexible and pragmatic DP regime. Can it achieve this whilst maintaining adequacy under EU law? Since its withdrawal from the EU on 1 Jan 2021, the UK has retained the GDPR in UK law as the UK GDPR sitting alongside the Data Protection Act 2018 (the “DPA 2018”). UK GDPR […]

Kemp IT Law expands team with new hire

Kemp IT Law has welcomed its latest addition to the team – Eleanor Hobson joins from Travers Smith as Associate. Eleanor trained at Travers Smith, qualifying in 2019 into their Commercial, Intellectual Property and Technology Department. She has broad experience advising clients on cloud, data, digital and data protection, contractual and regulatory legal projects. At […]