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?

Can someone please standardise cloud standards?

As with any product, there are myriad ways of selling it and buying cloud services. While this extensive choice for customers means, in theory, they can pick and choose the type of cloud they want from a number of different providers, it also leads to confusion in the marketplace. If each cloud offering is slightly … Continue reading Can someone please standardise cloud standards?

Data Privacy Day – who cares?

Today is EU Data Privacy Day. Yes, I know, there's a special day for every day of the year so who cares? True. But here are 3 things to think about. 1. Massive data fines are on the way: 5% of global turnover. I talked about this beforeĀ and today's a good day to (get your … Continue reading Data Privacy Day – who cares?

Cloud standards get closer: 5 topics for 2015

Cloud, Big Data, the Internet of Things are among the hottest topics that vendors are driving in 2015. In this 5-part series, I highlight five legal developments that are worth tracking. 5. Cloud standards get closer There are numerous attempts to introduce cloud standards. There are initiatives from the European Union, official standard-setting organisations such … Continue reading Cloud standards get closer: 5 topics for 2015

Google Spain case will get greater scrutiny: 5 topics for 2015

Cloud, Big Data, the Internet of Things are among the hottest topics that vendors are driving in 2015. In this 5-part series, I highlight five legal developments that are worth tracking. 4. Google Spain case will get greater scrutiny Last year Mr Costeja unintentionally achieved international fame, infamy even. The Court of Justice of the … Continue reading Google Spain case will get greater scrutiny: 5 topics for 2015

Massive data security fines get closer: 5 topics for 2015

Cloud, Big Data, the Internet of Things are among the hottest topics that vendors are driving in 2015. In this 5-part series, I highlight five legal developments that are worth tracking. 3. Massive data security fines get closer Every month there seems to be another story of data leaks or hacking. Or both. Aside from … Continue reading Massive data security fines get closer: 5 topics for 2015

Internet of Things will cause privacy concerns: 5 topics for 2015

Cloud, Big Data, the Internet of Things are among the hottest topics that vendors are driving in 2015. In this 5-part series, I highlight five legal developments that are worth tracking. 2. Internet of Things will cause privacy concerns We are all used to making some form of compromise over access to information about our … Continue reading Internet of Things will cause privacy concerns: 5 topics for 2015