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The MAIB has published the report into the Karina C accident which has found several contributing factors to the second officer's death....
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Earlier this week, the European Commission unveiled its Action Plan on Intellectual Property. The focus is clearly on European patents...
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We are very excited to announce the launch of datarologie today!  What is datarologie, I hear you cry?  It's a combination of loads of...
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Following the recent reports of successful COVID-19 vaccine trials it seems increasingly likely that a viable vaccine will be available...
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The CJEU has delivered another judgment to remind us that pre-ticked boxes do not constitute valid consent under the GDPR. To be valid,...
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Investigations by the the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) have quickly become one of the most existential...
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Following the famous Schrems II ruling ('famous' if you are all-consumed in data protection at least!), the EU courts have told us that...
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We've seen unprecedented investment into esports recently. The introduction of social distancing measures around the world and multiple...
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LNG-powered vessels are likely to find favorable treatment from lenders under the Poseidon Principles, according to a new study by...
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The day the data protection world has been waiting for has finally arrived. Today, the European Commission published draft updated...
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The concept of privilege allows and encourages frank communication between lawyers and their clients. Whether you are dealing with a data...
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Privilege allows and encourages frank communication between lawyers and their clients.  Whether you are dealing with a DSAR or a security...
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The Open Rights Group announced in a press release on 5th November that it is taking the ICO to court (Tribunal) for its inaction over...
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The latest referenda in a number of states-many of them "red" states-shows that the legalization of cannabis for, at minimum, medicinal...
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At the turn of the century, a platform was little more than a bank of servers, a chatroom and some rudimentary capability. Today,...