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


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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 specialists to analyse the implications of that data.
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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 to their employees. With most large organisations and businesses now providing Wi-Fi access it is certainly a fitting time to consider this issue.
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By Mark O’Conor and Elliot Katz

Among the fastest growing sectors in the industry of smart things is the connected car. No longer a simple way from point A to point B, cars now comprise a computer, cell phone and camera all rolled into one motorized package. Because these cars collect and transmit significant amounts of data, and can access sensitive information on drivers’ (and passengers’) cell phones, many vehicle owners are asking what lies ahead for their personal privacy.
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