Ad tech industry struggling with privacy rules, say lawyers

The digital advertising industry is struggling to establish clear legal grounds for processing under the GDPR, ahead of changes to the EU ePrivacy regulations that are set to affect the industry yet further, lawyers have said.

28 September 2018

Qualcomm accuses Apple of “brazen” trade secrets theft

Qualcomm has alleged that Apple stole trade secrets relating to its technology, while a global patent and antitrust battle between the two companies continues.

26 September 2018

Davis Wright strengthens privacy practice with new hire

US law firm Davis Wright Tremaine has hired former Department of Justice privacy head Nancy Libin in the most recent expansion of its privacy department.

26 September 2018

French data protection watchdog weighs into blockchain debate

The CNIL has become the first data protection authority worldwide to issue advice on how to apply the GDPR to blockchain, suggesting personal data be encrypted to ensure the technology complies with the right to be forgotten.

25 September 2018

Reed Smith hires Drew & Napier TMT lawyer

Charmian Aw has become the newest member of Reed Smith’s IP, tech and data group after over a decade at Singaporean firm Drew & Napier.

17 September 2018

Software trade secrets belong to Versata not Ford, US judge rules

A US federal court has said developer Versata owns trade secrets embedded in software it licensed Ford to use, but will let a jury decide whether the car manufacturer used Versata’s trade secrets when it developed its own programme.

11 September 2018

Google and CNIL clash on global right to be forgotten

France’s data protection watchdog has insisted that delistings that follow right to be forgotten requests should apply globally, despite arguments from Google, Microsoft and a host of NGOs that such requests should only apply within the EU.

11 September 2018

SAP hits back at Teradata enterprise software lawsuit

Software company SAP has denied that an alleged theft of secret Teradata information led to the creation of a rival product.

03 September 2018

SAP sued over alleged database trade secret theft

22 June 2018

In-house lawyer: "Needle has moved considerably" on vendor liability for data breaches

21 May 2018

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