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  • Italian Data Protection Authority sets measures for Google to comply with Restricted access

    Article

    Submitted: 24 September 2014

    The Italian Data Protection Authority (the Garante) ruled that Google cannot use its users' data for profiling purposes without their prior consent and that it must specifically inform its users that it carries out profiling activities on them for marketing purposes.

  • A new consumer right to sue for misleading and aggressive practices Restricted access

    Conference Call

    Submitted: 18 September 2014

    In this briefing Mark Dewar and Robert Allen discuss the new rules and what these mean for businesses.

  • Episode 425: European Data Protection Regulation

    Video Podcast

    Submitted: 10 September 2014

    Simmons & Simmons partner Alex Brown talks to fellow colleague Philip Bartlett about the new European Data Protection Regulation, which is expected to be passed in 2015. Alex highlights the most significant developments and their practical impacts.

  • European Data Protection Regulation Restricted access

    Microsite

    Submitted: 04 September 2014

    EU Data Protection Regulation: what to expect - a dedicated microsite helping you prepare for the advent of the Regulation.

  • TMT Regulatory Roundup - July 2014 Restricted access

    Newsletter

    Submitted: 21 August 2014

    The TMT Regulatory Roundup provides a monthly summary of key telecoms related regulatory and legislative developments across the UK and the EU.

  • Skies clearing over cloud computing service level agreements in EU? Restricted access

    Article

    Submitted: 07 August 2014

    The European Commission has recently published Cloud Service Level Agreement Standardisation Guidelines and this note considers their potential impact on the cloud computing industry.

  • Consultation: Continuity of supply of essential services to insolvent businesses Restricted access

    Article

    Submitted: 05 August 2014

    Note on the recent consultation regarding the exercise of powers to ensure continuity of essential utility and IT services to insolvent businesses.

  • FCA checklist for firms procuring third party technology solutions Restricted access

    Article

    Submitted: 05 August 2014

    The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has recently published a checklist for regulated firms to consider when procuring critical technology solutions.

  • Trade mark survey evidence: a phoenix rising? Restricted access

    Article

    Submitted: 01 August 2014

    The High Court has considered the Interflora guidelines in relation to survey evidence, and found survey evidence related to the distinctiveness of a mark to be admissible. Contrary to the conventional interpretation of Interflora, this decision gives hope to litigants and applicants seeking to rely on survey evidence, particularly in relation to non-traditional trade marks.

  • Reputation Confirmation Restricted access

    Article

    Submitted: 01 August 2014

    This article discusses a recent Judgement of the General Court which confirms that a prior trade mark’s reputation is not relevant where the two signs are not similar.

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