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GDPR Fine-O-Meter Rockets after Google Ruling

The GDPR Fine-O-Meter has rocketed with news that the French authorities have fined Google 50 Million Euros for data breaches under the GDPR. Introduced in May 2018, the regulations which apply EU wide give individuals more control over their data than previously, with businesses needing to seek consent for specific uses. As well as imposing…

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Rihanna off to court again

Rihanna is making trade mark news again. In 2015 she took Topshop to Court over the use of her image on a T-shirt. Topshop owned the image they had used but their marketing campaign suggested a commercial tie and endorsement which did not exist. Rihanna’s claim was that TopShop were unfairly exploiting her image, so…

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Worker bees in demand

Cycling in London can be a hair raising experience at times. All respect to Manchester City Council who last summer announced plans to create the largest cycling network in the country with 1,000 miles of routes including segregated cycle lanes. Manchester Council planned to call the scheme Beeline. The worker bee being an important City’s…

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Welcome to 2019!

Well here we are, we made it to 2019 and looking forward to perhaps one of the most challenging years we have had for a while as we set sail through the choppy waters of an unfolding Brexit. We are ready and waiting and will be bringing you the news and views from the world of…

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Blurred Lines come into sharp focus

As the year draws to a close so does the long-running copyright battle over hit song Blurred Lines which has finally ended. In a Christmas present that Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams could have done without a California Court has confirmed that Blurred Lines is indeed a copyright infringement of Marvin Gaye’s 1977 hit ‘Got…