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I still find that many companies have been ignoring the ICO's 'Age Appropriate Design Code' proposals since they assume the Code is not...
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A consumer group in Norway has accused dating apps including Grindr and OkCupid of sharing sensitive (AKA special category) personal data...
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Many companies have made, or are thinking about making, a move into the cannabis-infused beverage space, and the market is likely to grow...
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The Telegraph has managed to access public Trello boards containing staff performance data of more than 900 Regus employees.  Make sure...
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There is a lot of common sense and familiar content in the ICO's draft code of practice on direct marketing which is now out for...
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For any French speakers out there, CNIL (the French data protection authority) has just released draft guidance on the use of cookies,...
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Will CBD soon be allowed in foods and dietary supplements?  A group of congressmen certainly hope so.  As things currently stand, because...
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"The last decade was a big one for artificial intelligence but researchers in the field believe that the industry is about to enter a new...
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Reports are in that many large companies have stalled the production of edible products containing CBD in light of FDA warnings about...
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Another maximum fine under the previous data protection regime.  This time, a £500k fine for Currys PC World and Dixons Travel (I can't...
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The Economist's latest Technology Quarterly focused on Chinese booming technology is a great read. Contrary to popular belief, China's...
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Many of you have asked me about the intricacies of advertising cannabis and CBD products and the laws covering same.  Please see a recent...
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Did the ICO take any time off over Christmas?!  Hot on the heels of the launch of the consultation on the draft data sharing code of...
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New regulations governing the production of hemp in Pennsylvania went into effect in 2020.  They are designed to keep levels of THC-the...
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As a life-long Steelers fan, it is easy to see why being a Bengals or Browns fan could be deemed a medical condition. Not sure even...
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This is good news. UK financial regulators find it difficult to obtain a macro view of the state of compliance within their sector, let...