Archives: Technology

Subscribe to Technology RSS Feed

Is it the Real McCoy? Anti-counterfeiting, IP Rights and your Business

By Rohan Singh (Special Counsel) & Jessica Noakesmith (Graduate) A recent report based on customs’ seizures by The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) found that fake information and communications technology (ICT) goods accounted for 6.5% of the overall ICT trade, well up on the 2.5% of overall traded goods found to be fake … Continue Reading

THE BLOCKCHAIN REVOLUTION – An analysis of regulation and technology related to Distributed Ledger Technologies

By: Nicolette Kost De Sevres Blockchain is on the verge of revolutionizing how we interact in the digital world. It has far reaching applications from the Financial industry to many other sectors of the economy. The question is what is Blockchain, what are the underlying concepts, what is the current state of technological implementation and … Continue Reading

IN-STORE ANALYTICS – TRACKING CUSTOMERS IN PHYSICAL RETAIL SPACE

By James Clark (Leeds) Most of us are familiar with the many ways in which customer activity can be tracked in the online space. Customer accounts, cookies, web beacons and tracking pixels are familiar tools in the e-commerce arsenal, and all come with familiar challenges from a privacy and data protection perspective. Increasingly, retailers are … Continue Reading

RADIO SPECTRUM – SURGING DEMAND FOR RADIO SPECTRUM DRIVES THE NEED TO UNDERSTAND REGULATION

By Michael Senkowski, Nancy Victory, and Michael Lewis The pace of innovation for wireless products and services over the past decade or so has been breathtaking. Since the introduction of the iPhone – less than 10 years ago – near-ubiquitous mobile networks have developed to provide instant broadband access to the Internet for streaming news, … Continue Reading

NEWLY LAUNCHED ONLINE COMPLAINT FORM IN CALIFORNIA BOOSTS INCENTIVE TO POST ACCURATE PRIVACY POLICIES

By: Jim Halpert and Anne Kierig Online businesses and those with mobile applications have a new incentive to post privacy policies that comply with the California Online Privacy Protection Act (CalOPPA).  California Attorney General Kamala Harris launched an online tool Friday through which people can report websites, mobile apps, and other online services that they … Continue Reading

SINGAPORE’S FIRST DATA PROTECTION ENFORCEMENT DECISIONS

By Scott Thiel and Carolyn Bigg Singapore’s Personal Data Protection Commission (PDPC) has just published its first enforcement decisions regarding the data protection obligations set out in the Personal Data Protection Act 2012 (PDPA) since they came into force in July 2014. While decisions have previously been published in relation to the “do not call’ register … Continue Reading

Microsoft-Ireland: Decision underscores tension between privacy principles and the digital environment

By Tara McGraw Swaminatha and Kristina Neff The Second Circuit has rendered its long-awaited opinion in Microsoft Corp. v. United States (Microsoft-Ireland), finding that Microsoft was not obligated to turn over to the government a customer’s emails stored exclusively on Microsoft servers outside the US pursuant to a warrant issued under the Stored Communications Act 18 U.S.C. §§ 2701 et. … Continue Reading

ANNOUNCING THE LATEST EDITION OF OUR GUIDE TO GOING GLOBAL – INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AND TECHNOLOGY

As business grows more global, the challenge for in-house counsel seeking to comply with the shifting landscape of IPT laws in all jurisdictions where they operate is intensifying. We designed our complimentary Guide to Going Global to help you meet that challenge head on. Inside this guide, we outline crucial aspects of IP and Technology … Continue Reading

RETAILER TRENDS: IN-STORE BIG DATA ANALYTICS

By Carol A.F. Umhoefer (New York) Gone are the days when the CCTV outside the dressing room was only there to dissuade – or help prosecute – shoplifters. Bricks-and-mortar retailers are increasingly moving from the real world to the virtual world as they collect more and more data about current and would-be customers, and engage … Continue Reading

UK – ICO ISSUES GUIDANCE ON WI-FI LOCATION ANALYTICS

Authored by James Clark Earlier this month, the UK data protection authority, the Information Commissioner’s Officer (“ICO”), published guidance on safely processing personal data derived from Wi-Fi location analytics. This guidance is important not only to retail businesses who provide Wi-Fi networks to their customers, but also to companies who just provide Wi-Fi access solely … Continue Reading

CONTACTLESS CREDIT CARDS: CONVENIENCE VS SECURITY?

By Louise Crawford Earlier this week, the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) ordered seven credit card issuers to suspend issuing cards with contactless payment functions, in light of identified security weaknesses. The technology used to facilitate contactless payment devices is known as Near Field Communication (NFC). Cards that contain an NFC chip can be used to … Continue Reading
LexBlog