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This Practice Note provides an introduction to the tort of malicious falsehood. Unlike a claim for defamation, there is no requirement in a claim for...
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Produced in partnership with 5RB 19th May
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Co-operative and community benefit societiesWhat is a co-operative or community benefit society?A co-operative society or community benefit society...
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19th May
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Information society services and e-commerceIP COMPLETION DAY: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation...
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19th May
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Rome II—application and interpretationThis Practice Note is for use when determining applicable law in respect of events giving rise to damage, where...
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19th May
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Brexit—exiting the EU under Article 50 [Archived]ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained.This Practice Note contains...
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Produced in partnership with Adam Cygan of University of Leicester 19th May
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Can the board of a co-operative and community benefit society (a registered society) delegate powers to any third party, and can the registered...
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19th May
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CE-File—introduction to electronic filing in the Rolls Building and other courtsThis Practice Note provides guidance on the interpretation and...
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19th May
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Claiming damages—tort and contract claims comparedThis Practice Note serves as a quick reference guide for practitioners comparing the law of damages...
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19th May
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Rome Convention—introduction and interpretation [Archived]ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained.The UK is no longer...
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19th May
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This Practice Note describes and explains the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) process and covers:•Application of the UDRP•Purpose...
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Produced in partnership with Emily Taylor of Oxford Information Labs 19th May
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The internet and, in particular, social media is a high risk area for defamation litigation. Content posted on blogs, internet forums, online...
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Produced in partnership with 5RB 19th May
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For the purposes of copyright law the term 'film' means a recording, on any medium, from which a moving image may by any means be produced. A...
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Produced in partnership with Greg Ruback of Bristows and Jake Palmer of Bristows 19th May
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Requirements of the company sealThis Practice Note provides practical guidance regarding the requirements of the company seal. Where a company has a...
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19th May
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Although its popularity has declined in recent years in favour of permissive licences such as MIT, a significant amount of software remains licensed...
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19th May
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IP COMPLETION DAY: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the UK’s...
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Produced in partnership with Andrew Sharpe of Orange Business Services 19th May
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This Practice Note examines the law and regulation that applies to operating prize promotions, including prize competitions and free prize draws. It...
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19th May

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Is a search engine a data controller?This question has been discussed in the case of Google Spain v Agencia Española de Protección de Datos (Google...
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5th Jun
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Data protection principlesOn 31 January 2020, the UK ceased to be a member of the EU and EEA. Given the extensive data flows between the EEA and UK,...
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Produced in partnership with Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP 5th Jun
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What are privacy impact assessments?A Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) is a self-assessment tool designed to help organisations recognise privacy risks...
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5th Jun
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Who is a 'data subject' for the purposes of the Data Protection Act 1998?In the context of data protection, the term 'data subject' is used...
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5th Jun
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Buying or selling a database? What are the key data protection and intellectual property issues when purchasing an online members club? Is data...
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5th Jun
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After a one off data sharing has taken place, which complies with the DPA 1998, what are the ongoing obligations on the original data controller?The...
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Produced in partnership with Ashley Roughton of Ipchambers.eu 5th Jun
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When marketing to sole traders, partnerships or small limited companies via text/e-mail do the recipients need to provide consent?We have limited our...
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5th Jun
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Have the standard contractual clauses (model clauses) been updated for the General Data Protection Regulation?Background to the standard contractual...
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5th Jun
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Must group companies wishing to share personal data enter into a data processing agreement?This Q&A touches on many aspects of the data protection...
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Produced in partnership with JP Buckley of DWF LLP 5th Jun
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Have there been any challenges to the Privacy Shield?There has recently been a legal challenge regarding the EU’s data sharing arrangement with the...
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5th Jun
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Are there any specific legal requirements around email journaling?In this Q&A we have assumed that 'email journaling' means a process where emails...
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Produced in partnership with Ashley Roughton of Ipchambers.eu 5th Jun
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UK GDPR—the public sectorThis Practice Note provides a summary of how the application of the United Kingdom General Data Protection Regulation,...
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5th Jun
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Are there any remedies available for a person who has had their domestic conversations recorded and distributed to other individuals without their...
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5th Jun
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The Data Protection Act 2018The Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA 2018) came into force on 25 May 2018. As first enacted it introduced four distinct data...
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5th Jun
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What steps does a data controller have to take under the Data Protection Act 1998 when transferring a database of personal data to a company taking...
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5th Jun
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Personal data sharing between controllersThis Practice Note explores issues and best practice relating to the sharing of personal data between...
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5th Jun
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What materials are available to assist with drafting variations to existing English law contracts between controllers and processors of personal data...
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5th Jun
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Is it a legal requirement to obtain separate consent for each category of cookie used on a website?The provisions of both the Privacy and Electronic...
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5th Jun
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Does a company transferring personal data to one of its US group companies or enabling access to their UK servers by their US group company need to...
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5th Jun
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Despite not being in effect until 25 May 2018, can you address the GDPR in contractual agreements now?ImplementationThe General Data Protection...
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5th Jun

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