Below is a list of all articles published on the site since 1998 (most recent first)
- Is Big Data Ignoring the Rules? 24/05/2016
It has been announced that the Royal Free NHS Trust has disclosed patient health data to Big Data company DeepMind, owned by Google. DeepMind and similar companies are seeking to expand BigData commercial applications, products and services into the hospital (and home) health markets. Dr Paul Lambert considers some of the data protection issues.
- Panama Papers: Implications for In-house Lawyers and Private Practice 20/05/2016
Michael Wigley and James Young-Drew highlight the cybersecurity dangers that the Panama Papers hack revealed
- Humans, Machines and Regulators: FinTech in the Human-to-Human Economy and Beyond 18/05/2016
Joachim Schwerin confronts blockchain (‘the most disruptive part of the FinTech universe’), touches on crowdfunding and gives his personal views on the way to deal with such disruption from a policy perspective. Joachim is one of the speakers at the IFCLA Conference on the topic FinTech - IT and Financial Services Regulation.
- Protecting Privacy in a World of Big Data: The Role of Enhanced Accountability 18/05/2016
Bojana Bellamy and Markus Heyder consider the role that the concept of enhanced accountability can play in creating a sustainable data-driven economy and information society. Bojana is one of the speakers at the IFCLA Conference on the topic ‘Data Protection – Compliance in a Heavily Regulated Environment’
- Computer Program Functionality and Copyright 12/05/2016
Lucie Audibert won the SCL Student Essay Prize 2016 with this piece addressing the question: To what extent should the functionality, as opposed to the source code, of computer programs be protected by copyright.
- Industry 4.0: Legal Systems, the Social Contract and Health Care 12/05/2016
Indra Spiecker genannt Doehmann the effects ‘Industry 4.0’ will have on the legal system and the ‘contrat social’ of our society, as exemplified by the effects on health care. Indra Spiecker is one of the speakers at the IFCLA Conference on the topic ‚ Industry 4.0: Legal Impacts of Robotics including Driverless Cars
- Digital Enablement of Banking Services in an API Economy 12/05/2016
With digital disruption high on the agenda for organisations working in the financial services industry, Kenny Robertson looks at the importance of APIs and what the adoption of progressive API strategies might bring with particular reference to his own employer, RBS. Kenny Robertson is one of the speakers at the IFCLA Conference on the topic FinTech - IT and Financial Services Regulation.
- Ireland: Recent Developments in the National Cyber Security Sphere 06/05/2016
Pearse Ryan and Shane McCarthy consider recent policy and strategy level developments in the cyber security sphere in Ireland.
- Subject Access Requests: Guidance on Crime and Legal Privilege Exemptions 27/04/2016
James Murray reports on a recent High Court judgment that allowed a subject access request even though it was alleged to be aimed at seeking a litigation advantage.
- Age of Consent 27/04/2016
Tim Turner offers his forthright view that the requirement for clear and unambiguous consent under the GDPR is clear and unambiguous, and raises concerns about the advice given to some in the charity sector that muddies this clarity.
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