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Consent and Cookies under the GDPR

The current cookie rules introduced in 2011 have been widely criticised, poorly implemented by publishers and there has been minimal enforcement action. Many agree...

From Industry 4.0 to Energy 4.0: Future Business Models and Legal Relations

Digitisation is affecting more and more industries. While energy has been key to all industrial revolution so far, not all parts of the energy...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

The new Net Neutrality Regulation: Part 1 of 3 – The basics

On 27 October 2015, the European Parliament has adopted the so-called “TSM”-Regulation (“TSM” is for “Telecommunications Singe Market”). One of the two main parts...

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...