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The Countdown Has Begun – The GDPR Is Coming, But Is Your Business Ready?

We’ve all been very aware over recent months of the shifting political landscape, both in Europe and further afield, and whilst the world’s leaders take steps to unify disparate factions within their own countries, EU law makers have introduced fundamental changes to the data protection framework in an attempt to harmonise this complex area of law.

The “Internet of Things” to watch in 2017

Like the Big Bang, there has been an explosion in Big Data and its service offerings.  The key three areas being, Cloud offerings, Artificial Intelligence and Digital Products.  This has had an impact on all aspects of our lives, not just in the business sector, leading many to comment that we are in the throes of the “Fourth Industrial Revolution”.

“Investing today for the economy for the future”: What has the Government promised the Technology Sector in the Autumn Statement?

In Philip Hammond’s first Autumn Statement as Chancellor of the Exchequer, he has promised that the Government is prioritising additional high-value investment, specifically in infrastructure and innovation to enhance Britain’s productivity.   He announced that a new National Productivity Investment Fund of £23 billion will be spent on innovation and infrastructure over the next five years.

Myerson Recognised by the Legal 500

Myerson are delighted to have once again been recognised in this years edition of the Legal 500, published 25th September 2013.

Published for over twenty years, the Legal 500 Series provides the most comprehensive worldwide coverage currently available on legal services providers, in over 100 countries and is widely regarded as offering the definitive judgement of law firm capabilities.

This recognition comes from the firm’s success over the past 12 months and highlights the work undertaken in the following areas:

The Government Proposes to Restrict IT Supplier’s Contractual Remedies on a Customer’s Insolvency

The Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013 (which received Royal Ascent on the 25th April 2013)(the  Enterprise Act) contains a power for the Government to introduce (by way of secondary legislation) provisions that restrict a supplier’s ability to terminate their IT supply contracts in circumstances where a customer goes into liquidation. 

The Government does intend to consult with “interested parties” on these powers but all signs are that they will be brought into force in April 2014.

ICO Publishes its Activity Report on Cookies

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) published its activity report on Cookies over the Christmas period, which summarises the concerns reported to it and the action that the ICO is taking.

The new Regulations relating to cookies (and their use) were introduced in the UK on 26 May 2011 and the ICO gave businesses 12 months to ‘get their house in order’ before enforcement action would be taken.

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