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We have all heard about the Cloud, and all use it, but have little idea about it or even if we actually use it – but now we need to check a few things after an important court decision in July 2020 about how personal data can legally move backwards and forwards to USA Clouds. A Cloud is a massive warehouse or warehouses of computers which hold websites, data, software and entire businesses that connect to our PCs through the internet....

It is interesting to note that Fintech still use the same tried and trusted mechanisms to raise finance, and that those mechanisms have often not been updated for GDPR. Ian Sinclair-Ford our GDPR Specialist at Glenville Walker and Partners was part of a team called in to carry out a due diligence exercise on a bright, shiny new Fintech which was to operate in the consumer finance space. They had used the crème de la crème of the legal fraternity to...

We all like cookies, but web cookies can collect a lot of data and reveal a lot about the individual, so they are now strictly controlled. The court decision in Planet 49 effectively decided that: • Strictly Necessary cookies can be pre-set to On • eMarketing cookies need opted in consent by positive action • Analytics cookies need opted in consent by positive action • All other cookies need opted in consent by positive action And that consent for each cookie type must be separate, and...

What Google’s latest breaches of GDPR rules means for every business The Court of Appeal’s decision in Lloyd v Google LLC [2019] EWCA Civ 1599 toward the end of last year is probably the most important case every business needs to know about in relation to collecting personal data, you know, that part about giving Privacy Notices whenever data is collected from someone. Google collected personal data from iPhone users without following the rules about giving Privacy Notices or getting consent. Google are...

Transferring data to the US just became more complicated The ECJ has just struck down the mechanism known as the Privacy Shield, the method designed by the US Government for legalising the transfer of personal data from the EU to the US. This is not the first time it has happened, as the previous incarnation known as, “Safe Harbour,” was also declared unsafe by the European court. In both cases, Max Schrems of NOYB, was the Jerry to the US’s Tom. What...

Although many commentators believe the economic challenges that UK businesses are likely to face over the second half of 2020 as a result of the coronavirus pandemic are yet to be fully understood, last Friday provided us with an initial reality check when it was reported that the UK economy shrank by 20.4% in April 2020. Even though many businesses received, and continue to receive, financial support from the government general opinion seems to be that the damage to the...

Glenville Walker and Partners are delighted to announce that the Senior President of Tribunals, Sir Ernest Ryder, has appointed Joanne Shelley as a fee paid Judge of the First-tier Tribunal. Joanne has been assigned to the Social Entitlement Chamber in the North West region. Alongside this part-time judicial appointment, which took effect from 28 May 2020, Joanne will continue in her role as a partner at Glenville Walker and Partners. Joanne is Head of Intellectual Property and specialises in both contentious and...

‘What is an IP Audit, and do I need one completing?’ This is a question which is often asked when an IP issue or dispute has already arisen. An IP Audit offers an opportunity to identify various Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs) that exist within your business, this may be that you own the IPR or you have a licencing arrangement with other companies. The audit aims to identify any areas of protection which should be increased, these are usually based...

During these unprecedented times, both businesses and individuals are rolling out innovative ideas in order to play their part in helping not only the NHS, but employers also in order to make their workplaces safe for employees when they return to work. Since the UK went into lockdown on 23rd March 2020, we have seen businesses such as Jaguar Land Rover using their manufacturing expertise and 3D printing facilities in order to mass produce Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for healthcare professionals...

Will we ever get back to the working norm? The spread of Covid-19 has affected individuals and organisations right across the globe. It has forced governments, to work together and plan a way through this deadly disease, to ensure the best outcome for their respective countries. With more diagnoses of Covid-19 occurring daily in the UK, employers are going to have prepare for how they can look to get back to any sort of normality post-lockdown. One of the largest contributing factors to...