Crossfire

Matheson’s technology and IP law blog

Application of the new European data protection regulation to US companies

May, 2013

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The European Union’s draft data protection regulation (the “Regulation”) contains new and controversial extra-territorial provisions extending the Regulation’s reach to some companies based outside the European Union. Organisations processing personal data about European residents will be subject to the Regulation if they: offer goods or services to data subjects in the European Union; or monitor behaviour of those data subjects (“Profiling”). These rules will bring many US tech companies within the scope of European data protection law, many of which… Read more…

Matheson hosts cloud computing breakfast seminar

May, 2013

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On Wednesday, 1 May 2013 Matheson hosted a Society for Computers and Law (SCL) breakfast seminar entitled “Law and regulation as we move to the Cloud.” John O’Connor, head of the Technology and Commercial Contracts Group, chaired the event which focused on legal and regulatory issues surrounding adoption of cloud computing at enterprise level. Among the issues he discussed were intellectual property rights, changes to terms and conditions, data protection concerns, limitations and exclusions of liability and transparency requirements. Guest… Read more…