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...

IFCLA Conference – 9 + 10 June: Some tough issues to think about

The IFCLA (International Federation of Computer Law Associations) conference last Thursday and Friday was provocative in the sense that it provoked lots of debate. It...
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Keep control of your personal data

The new personal data regulation is good news for individuals – as there will be more and strengthened rights. This is, for instance, the...

The new Net Neutrality Regulation: Part 3 of 3 – Enforcement and what’s next

This article is part of a series. Click here to read part 1 (The basics). Click here to read part 2 (Exceptions, Justifications and Special Services). In...

The new Net Neutrality Regulation: Part 2 of 3 – Exceptions, Justifications and Special...

  When the TSM Regulation with new binding rules for Net Neutrality was adopted, many activists claimed that the new rules were more an “abolition”...

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...

Digital Single Market: Opening the EU to digital business or restricting the market?

Roger Bickerstaff, Bird &Bird LLP, President IFCLA is speaking on the DSM at the IFCLA conference on 9th and 10th June 2016 (see www.IFCLA2016.com).    The paper...

No right to derogation

There has been a lot of talk about the extended rights of the new General Data Protection Regulation ("GDPR") for individuals and the possibility...

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...