data protection

4 Things Business Owners Typically Overlook With Data Protection

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If your business processes personal data such as names, addresses, contact details, academic backgrounds and employment records of clients, employees or any other person, then you have a legal obligation to protect that data. The Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA) The Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA) governs this area of law and aims to protect the privacy of a person …

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What Does EuroCourt Ruling Mean For Snoopers’ Charter, Privacy Laws?

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It’s been 67 years since George Orwell painted a dystopian version of England in his novel “1984” about a UK Government entity known as Big Brother who was always looking over your shoulder, peering into what you were doing, watching, and thinking. Many feared this was coming to the life in the UK in the form of the Investigatory Powers …

Yummy: How a robust cookie policy can bring the best out of your users

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The main purpose of a cookie is to identify a website’s users and personalise web pages through packaging information into a cookie and sending such information to your web browser, which then stores the information for later use. If a user is a regular visitor to the site, the information stored is sent back to the server each time the …

#LegalFails: How a badly worded T&Cs could have killed Instagram

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  Do you ever read the online Terms and Conditions (T&Cs) when ordering your new pair of shoes or joining Instagram for the first time? Most of us don’t. By ticking the box, we bound ourselves by a number of rules and obligations that can put the company’s interest above ours. T&Cs are essential for any business. They provide protection …

What Media Law Says About the Internet of Things

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These days it seems every gadget, device, and tool that we own has Internet capabilities. From smartphones to smartwatches, no matter what we interact with now, there is an Internet interface. This technology has revolutionised the way that we connect to the world around us, but with a flood of new Internet gadgets that go beyond phones and computers, the …

How Online Services Have Democratised Legal Services

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The internet has completely changed the way business owners access legal information. Ten years ago and then even before that, there was nowhere near the amount of easy access to legal advice that there is today. We are proud to say that here at Linkilaw we play a role in delivering that information.     Being able to give business …

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Is Your Intellectual Property Legally Protected?

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Intellectual property is often the core of a business. In fact, it’s often more than just property or some meaningless thing. It’s often an idea that’s crucial to the business’ success. If it becomes hijacked, then it drastically affects the profits and in worst cases, survival of that business. In today’s digital age more and more people have access to …

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Why You Need To Protect Your Intellectual Property

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All businesses need to be aware of intellectual property rights (“IPRs”) and take the necessary measures to protect them. Regardless of whether you are a multinational corporation or a recently established startup, you do have intellectual property. By making sure your IPRs are adequately safeguarded, you’re raising the value of your business. What Is IP? Intellectual property is virtually anything …

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10 Things You Should Know About Web Cookies

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We all know that web cookies exist, however most of us don’t really know anything about them. They’re a technical part of each person’s internet experience and most people probably aren’t even aware that cookies are being used on every website they visit or why. In this post you’ll learn everything you need to know about web cookies, and we’ll even …

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Why Your Company’s Website Agreement Matters

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If you have been on any company website lately, you may have noticed something called a Website Agreement or Privacy Policy. We usually don’t really look into what these kind of documents are and what they have to do with us visiting a website, but we should, as these documents define the relationship between the businesses website and its visitors. …