The Spanish data protection agency reports on international transfers in the context of cloud...

The Spanish Data Protection Agency (AEPD) has released a report providing guidance on international transfers in the context of cloud computing. The report (0157/2012)...

Cloud computing for the German market: A rough line legal comparison

Cloud Computing raises many questions as to the contractual requirements under German law. The issues around licensing usage rights, warranties and liability, data protection...

Cloud computing for the German market: A rough line legal comparison

Cloud Computing raises many questions as to the contractual requirements under German law. The issues around licensing usage rights, warranties and liability, data protection...

ICO publishes guidance on cloud computing

On 27 September 2012 the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) published a set of guidelines for businesses in relation to cloud computing. With increasing numbers...

Cloud Computing and the laboratory

Introduction In Sweden, electronic documentation and management systems are today more or less mainstay in the modern infrastructure within the Life Science sector (the notion...

EU Commission issues a new digital single market strategy for Europe

The EU Commission has today (6th May 2015) issued a new Digital Single Market Strategy for Europe laying out the proposed roadmap for action...

EU Commission Digital Single Market Initiative: Making the telecoms rules fit for purpose

As part of the Commission's Digital Single Market Proposals (see Bird & Bird press release) the Commission is aiming for a review of all...

EU Commission proposes a new Digital Single Market strategy for the EU – some...

On 6 May 2015 the European Commission issued a Communication setting out its vision for a new 'Digital Single Market' for the European Union....

EU’s digital single market strategy will affect US firms

On May 6, the European Commission issued a new digital single market strategy for Europe laying out the proposed roadmap for action over the...

Legal considerations on the Internet of things: 2015 and beyond – part 7: Conclusions

IOT is a very promising and interesting new area of business, as well as an incredible opportunity to provide new services and improve the...

Legal considerations on the Internet of things: 2015 and beyond – part 6: Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity of IOT devices will be another central issue to address, and, as already mentioned by the Article 29 Working Party, security should be...

Legal considerations on the Internet of things: 2015 and beyond – part 5: New...

New players will enter the chain of liability when IOT connected devices and services are introduced on the market. The more complex and articulated these...

Legal considerations on the Internet of things: 2015 and beyond – Part 4: Standard...

Automatic connected systems will have to interact with each other, normally without any direct human involvement. This implies the use of automatic contracting systems...

Legal considerations on the Internet of things: 2015 and beyond – Part 3: Regulatory...

IOT was made possible with the introduction of the IPV6 Internet Protocol, which allowed millions of new objects to connect to the internet using...

Legal considerations on the Internet of things: 2015 and beyond – Part 2: Data...

The Article 29 Data Protection Working Party recently issued an Opinion (8/2014) in which they started to address some of the privacy related aspects...

Legal considerations on the Internet of things: 2015 and beyond – Part 1

We're currently witnessing a new technological evolution, one that will change the way in which we perceive and relate to the world around us....

The internet of things: seminar highlights

On Wednesday April 23 international law firm Bird & Bird hosted over 200 representatives from a wide range of private and public sector entities...

UK Government Policy and Funding for the Internet of Things

David Cameron's recent announcement that £45 million of public money will be made available to technology companies working in the Internet of Things (IoT)...

Cybersecurity and the EU: regulating for network security

With cyber security becoming an increasingly high profile issue, the European Commission has published proposals that it hopes will improve the EU's network resilience....

European Cybersecurity Directive moves closer to becoming a reality

The European Union's draft directive regarding network and information security ("the Directive") took one step closer to becoming law on 23 January 2014, when...