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Who decides what terms apply to Blockchain?

Companies are finding interesting uses for blockchain. Wave is seeking to simplify maritime trade established over hundreds of years. In place of bills of lading other transitional documents, they propose a secure online blockchain mechanism to buy and sell goods. This might even reduce maritime litigation but only if it addresses key issues like late… Continue reading Who decides what terms apply to Blockchain?

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Massive data fines in Italy

This blog has given much coverage to the forthcoming General Data Protection Regulation. What changes will it bring? How will the fines jump? Will Brexit affect it becoming enforceable in the UK? Earlier this year, the Italian Data Protection Authority fined a UK web-based money transfer firm €5,880,000. The current maximum fine imposed by the… Continue reading Massive data fines in Italy

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Brexit means no GDPR

Apparently, 24% of businesses are not preparing for the General Data Protection Regulation because they believe Brexit means it won't apply in the UK. I deliberately didn't post this on April Fool's Day as it's too serious. The survey results are staggering on two fronts. First, these businesses have actually heard of GDPR and have undertaken… Continue reading Brexit means no GDPR