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Can I use an electronic signature?

Since the EU eIDAS Regulation came into force in July last year there has been a noticeable resurgence of interest in the legality of...

There’s something very familiar about all this… Ben Hughes explores current and impending disruptive...

The technological developments depicted in Back to the Future Part II - the one in which Marty McFly and Doc Brown travel forward from...

G‑Cloud 9 is Open for Applications

G-Cloud is the UK public sector framework through which public bodies can purchase cloud services. It is now well-established and consists of a series...

Do We Need Robot Law?

Roger Bickerstaff recently spoke at a joint British Academy/Royal Society event looking at this topic from the perspective of law, computer science and psychology...

Data ownership in the context of the European data economy: proposal for a new...

Our International Tech & Comms team in Brussels has made an extensive analysis of the EU legal framework related to data ownership. They performed...

Post-Truth Regulation: Born in the USA, Coming of Age in Europe?

Following Donald Trump's dramatic and, some might say, surprising rise to power, questions remain as to the extent to which fake news stories such...

Legal Practice on the Edge of Disruption

The history of “disrupted” industries has one thing in common: At the beginning, the prevailing view in the industry is always that disruption could...

Enforcement of open source licenses?

What happens when codes are released under an open source license? Has the developer in effect written off his right to the code? Can...

Collection of IP adresses for the purpose of legal proceedings

As has been widely discussed in the Danish tech media, in 2016 several law firms, including OPUS og Njord, have sent out letters to...

The Ins and Outs of Geoblocking

Geoblocking has become a controversial topic. The European Commission sees unjustified geoblocking as an impediment to the Digital Single Market. There is a broader...

Drone Deregulation Dawns in Australia

A new era of drone deregulation has dawned, reducing the red tape surround the use of smaller remotely piloted aircraft across Australia. The Civil Aviation...

Blockchain – Enforcement Issues

As a society, we place many things in the hands of trusted authorities and it’s not always appropriate (or even possible) to remove them....

Big data – bigger contracts?

Understanding the many actors in the data value chain Companies and organisations in Europe are increasingly becoming aware of the potential competitive advantages timely and...

Big data, small problem. Is the antitrust toolkit compatible for data?

Debate is rife over the role that competition law could or should play in the world of data. Opinions from authorities, lawyers and economists...

Net Neutrality: The 10 key points to know about the BEREC draft Guidelines

On 6 June 2016, BEREC (the “Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communications”) issued a first proposal of ‘Guidelines on Net Neutrality’ (PDF),  following...
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Self-driving cars and open source – what about GPLv3 and anti-tivoization?

Every year in April, I, Martin von Haller, participate in FSFE European Legal conference. A conference where open source, legal nerds from universities, law firms and...

Dutch regulator ACM opens consultation on online reviews

The Dutch Authority for Consumers and Markets (ACM) recently opened a consultation with regard to online reviews. The background of this consultation is the fact...

Implications of BREXIT for Tech Businesses In the UK and Europe

The implications of today's BREXIT vote in the UK are momentous and far from clear. Tech businesses with operations in the UK and Europe will...

The right to object

The future General Data Protection Regulation ("GDPR") is good news for individuals – because they will be given additional and more powerful rights. This blog...

The right to be forgotten

The new General Data Protection Regulation ("GDPR") introduces "the right to be forgotten". The right will in certain circumstances enable the individual to control...