Digital Single Market: two new directive proposals for consumer contracts on digital content and...

At the end of 2015, the European Commission published two directive proposals. These proposals see to the supply of digital content (COM (2015) 634)...

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...

The UK’s Modern Slavery Act — have you added a TISC statement on your...

The Modern Slavery Act (MSA) came into force in October 2015, and from 31st March 2016 all applicable UK businesses must have a Transparency...

New requirements for flying drones in Denmark: driver’s licence and number plate

With the amendment to The Danish Air Navigation Act, a chapter will be added concerning drones. According to the Act, it is no longer...
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The legal issues concerning real estate in sharing economy projects

The project 'Sharing City' (in Danish 'Deleby') is a partnership between Realdania, the Fund for Green Business Development and the Danish Architecture Centre. The...

Financing the Implementation of the Internet of Things: applying techniques from other sectors

I recently took part on a discussion forum  on the Internet of Things held by in London by Westminster eForum.   There was a lively...
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Extensive project exploring the legal aspects of the sharing economy

In many ways, the sharing economy has been present in the Danish society for several centuries. We have shared in the form of brief user...

Creative Commons: Can film directors use open licenses to share their work?

Earlier this month, Martin von Haller, partner in Bird & Bird Copenhagen office, hosted a mini seminar on Creative Commons (CC) in Copenhagen. Martin...

Online traders must comply with web-site compliance requirements relating to the European Online Dispute...

On 9 January 2016, EU Regulation No 524/2013 on online dispute resolution for consumer disputes (ODR Regulation) entered into force. The regulation mainly governs the establishment...
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How to educate a Data Protection Officer?

According to the new EU general data protection regulation, a DPO must have 'expert knowledge' regarding the processing of personal data and related practice....

EU Digital Single Market – Spectrum Proposals

The EU Commission has recently presented a proposal (see http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-16-207_en.htm) to coordinate the use of the 700 MHz band for mobile services. The Commission's intentions are...

The UK’s draft Investigatory Powers Bill – Three Times Cursed?

  The UK is going through the painful process of rewriting its interception laws following the Snowden revelations. At the same time it is reviewing...

Is your company required to have a Data Protection Officer?

Is your company required to have a Data Protection Officer? According to the future General Data Protection Regulation – possibly! It all depends on...
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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...

UK Modern Slavery Act

Overview At first sight it seems unlikely that a new piece of legislation dealing with measures to combat slavery and human trafficking would have anything...

Duties on UK Website Providers to People with Disabilities

Summary Under the Equality Act 2010, website providers (including those providing e-commerce platforms) are obliged to ensure a minimum level of accessibility on their websites...

EU Digital Single Market – Progress Tracker

The EU Commission launched its Digital Single Market (DSM) initiative on 5 May 2015. The initiative has a very ambitious and wide ranging scope...
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Privacy by design and by default – positive for customers and burdensome for businesses?

This is the second of a number of blog posts leading up to my keynote at the upcoming Computerworld conference on Data Security in...
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The new General Data Protection Regulation – the Danish perspective

This is the first of a number of blog posts leading up to my keynote at the upcoming Computerworld conference on Data Security in...

UK Competition Authority Launches Review of Online Storage

On 1 December, the UK Competition and Markets Authority launched a review of consumer issues in relation to cloud storage. Given that some 40% of...