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Whilst the economic advantages of cloud computing services are compelling, there are major legal risks which, in certain situations, outweigh the potential cost benefits. Technological progress and globalisation have profoundly changed the way our data is collected, accessed and used. When we talk about cloud, we are referring to a wide ambit of services, notably [… read more]
The new cookie law has been in force in the UK for almost two months, and requires websites to gain explicit consent from users before using cookies. However, there are a number of exceptions to the rule that could lessen the burden for online gaming service providers. Simon Halberstam, Technology partner writes for the World [… read more]
The precise placement of the boundary line between gaming and gambling is a matter that inevitably provokes strong reactions from operators, lawyers and legislators. The classification of an activity as falling into either camp carries not only social connotations, but also very real legal and regulatory implications. What can be said with certainty is that [… read more]
The suggestion by the cross-party ‘Independent Parliamentary Enquiry into Online Child Protection’ (the ‘Enquiry’) that Internet Service Providers (“ISPs”) be obliged to implement an ‘Opt-Out’ filter for adult material has been greeted enthusiastically by several news outlets; but would implementing such a proposal really do any good? In essence, the Enquiry’s proposal is that ISPs [… read more]
Late nights for Facebook’s legal team in the wake of Yahoo! filing a suit against the social network claiming that it operates in breach of ten patents held in Yahoo’s portfolio. Outsiders were quick to note that Yahoo didn’t seem to have a problem with Facebook’s technology until very recently, many going so far as [… read more]
Tamiz v Google Inc is the latest in a series of cases in which individuals have sought damages from Google in respect of allegedly defamatory material published about them on its ‘Blogger.com’ platform. Google’s usual policy for dealing with such complaints is to refuse to take sides, awaiting a court order before taking action. This [… read more]
Territorial Jurisdiction V The Internet – The EJC adopts a wider interpretation of jurisdiction in relation to privacy rights
Recently, there has been an interesting ruling by the European Court of Justice (ECJ) on two joined cases, both relating to alleged multi-jurisdictional defamation by means of material published on the internet. The inherent conflict of the globality of the internet and the territorially limited jurisdiction of national courts was the key issue. eDate Advertising [… read more]