Technology & the Law: lights, camera, action!

Technology & the Law Talk Show

My new talk show goes live Friday 19 May at 2.30pm. It will run for 6 weeks and will cover a number of topical legal issues. I'll be speaking to four experts on each show and the first is about GDPR and data location, the second (Friday May 26) is about cloud contracting risks. It's … Continue reading Technology & the Law: lights, camera, action!

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?

How to get your contracts ready for Brexit

Businesses are having to plan around the Brexit/Trump effect. Do you continue with EU suppliers & customers and maybe have tariffs on your EU business? Do you build up your UK base to avoid tariffs? Will Trump put a trade deal with Britain at the front of the queue or the back? Now is a good … Continue reading How to get your contracts ready for Brexit

Did you read the terms or just click Accept?

  Migrating to an outsourced IT service including cloud is a great opportunity to outsource responsibility for IT and employees while simultaneously increasing efficiency and decreasing cost. At least, that’s the theory. The reality can be a lot more sobering. The SSP outage should serve as a reminder that while cloud can be great for your … Continue reading Did you read the terms or just click Accept?

How Brexit affects your trading relationships

The people have voted by a slim margin to leave the EU. The leaving process is likely to take at least two years before Brexit is finalised. Even if there is a second referendum that halts the exit process, there will be short term uncertainty with fluctuating exchange rates and stock market swings. How should you … Continue reading How Brexit affects your trading relationships

Brexit = Legal Armageddon?

The Brexit debate continues and, with the Leave and Remain camps neck and neck, it looks likely that the undecided few will carry the result. It seems that we can expect more headline-grabbing soundbites until the vote on June 23. The polarised nature of this debate is throwing up some interesting oddities, so you might … Continue reading Brexit = Legal Armageddon?

Data protection: Don’t be an emotional knee jerk

How many times have you spoken to someone in a call centre who refused to give you information on the basis that the "Data Protection Act" prevents them? Any potential customers in Germany who told you they can’t buy your IT or cloud service because their law prohibits data transfers outside Germany? Has anyone told … Continue reading Data protection: Don’t be an emotional knee jerk