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Part 2 Damages for breach of Data

Written by Michael Coyle on 02 October 2014

Breach of data protection- no laughing matter Last month The Court of Appeal in Northern Ireland supported an awarded nominal damages under the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA) and affirmed a £20,000 general damages award, relating to the distress caused by a data breach. The Court held that the data was not secure.
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'aving a laugh!

Written by Michael Coyle on 02 October 2014

Changes to UK legislation are to come into force later this week allowing the parody of copyright works. Under current rules, there has been a risk of being sued for breach of copyright if clips of films, TV shows or songs were used without consent. But the new European Copyright Directive will allow the use of the material so long as it is fair and does not compete with the original version. The new law will come into effect on 1 October.
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Vodafone buys some Phones4u stores

Written by Izaz Ali on 20 September 2014

When one door closes another door opens. When Phones4u was placed in to administration many expressed genuine fears that thousands of jobs would be lost. However Vodafone has stepped in and agreed to buy 140 Phones 4u stores. This will save almost 900 jobs.
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Data Protection and UK Data Part 1

Written by Michael Coyle on 19 September 2014

Data Protection and Data in the UK. Part 1 Data is big big business and the growth of the internet has led to a huge increase in the use and abuse of personal data processed by businesses. So whilst consumers are becoming more and more confident as they interact with the Internet, so to, have businesses as they cultivate and collect the data consumers leave on line. Its worth a fortune, with the British government estimating that it will have created 58,000 new jobs and added £216 billion to the UK economy by 2017. So from Facebook, You Tube, to your ISP, your bank to your Local Authority they all use data, but to what extent. Part 1 What laws apply?
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Alibaba floats your boat

Written by Izaz Ali on 19 September 2014

One thing for sure is that today's offering is likely to be the largest initial public offering of all time. Alibaba set the price of its shares yesterday at $68, and its expected to raise up to $22bn (£13.5bn). The company is valued at $167.6bn – bigger than Amazon and more than double the value of eBay. WOW! So how did the first day go?
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Urine and litigation news

Written by Michael Coyle on 19 September 2014

Goalkeeper threatens to sue the fans having drinking from his water bottle only to discover its was their urine..ugh...talk about fans taking the..........
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Mean Tweets - Defamatory?

Written by Michael Coyle on 19 September 2014

Mean Tweets and Clean Hands: Extent of an Intermediaries liability vis-à-vis posts by Internet Trolls.
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Deadmau5 takes the Mickey

Written by Thomas Mould on 18 September 2014

Deadmau5, the famous DJ known for his use of a mouse mask on stage sought to protect his trade mark image but got more than he bargained for.
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Europe v Facebook

Written by Sophie Amos, a Work Experience student at Lawdit Solicitors on 04 September 2014

Thousands join claim against Facebook for violating EU data protection laws
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