News & Views


6 August 2020

GDPR in the news

By Naomi Korn and Faye Cheung Naomi and Faye look at the published guidance for GDPR and AI by Alan Turing Institute and ICO as well as New Child Code Discussed by Parliament which allows children aged 13 and over to create their own account on specified age appropriate social media platforms. AI and GDPR […]

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27 July 2020

Bringing information law in from the cold

By Naomi Korn Challenges for library, information and knowledge management workers Staff in library, information management and knowledge management (LIK) services are facing a challenging time, now more than ever. Technology is advancing apace and the impact of Covd-19, has utilised these changes in technology, whilst also presented challenges in terms of how we square […]

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16 July 2020

Digital guide: online privacy and security

By Naomi Korn Associates We are very excited to share our new free Online Privacy and Security digital guide created for National Lottery Heritage Fund as part of the Digital Skills for Heritage initiative, designed to raise digital skills and confidence across the UK heritage sector. Heritage organisations find themselves working increasingly online, and the […]

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2 July 2020

Security and privacy implications around health data and tracking and tracing

By Carol Tullo, OBE, Senior Consultant Online security and privacy underpin the technology solutions transforming the approach to coming out of lockdown.  We have all got used to the tools that have enabled the shift to home and remote working in the past four months.  We, our work, and our organisations have adapted,  possibly never […]

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29 June 2020

Press release: New book “Information Law” written by Naomi Korn, Charles Oppenheim and Adrienne Muir

New book presents tried and tested ‘Compliance Methodology’ for organisations seeking to navigate the complex legal landscape of the information professions. Facet Publishing announce the release of Information Law: Compliance for librarians, information professionals and knowledge managers by Charles Oppenheim, Adrienne Muir and Naomi Korn. Library, information and knowledge professionals are often at the front […]

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22 June 2020

GDPR and Data Protection Act 2018 – Two Years On

By Faye Cheung, Researcher It has been over two years since the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) was implemented across the EU together with the Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA) in the UK. GDPR and DPA have introduced stricter data protection measures than the previous legislation (Data Protection Act 1998) by bringing data protection […]

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10 June 2020

What About Patents?

By Charles Oppenheim, Senior Consultant The library and information professions are familiar with copyright, and will have knowledge of registered trademarks, as they will have come across services and products with such marks.  However, they may not be as familiar with the other major type of intellectual property, patents. Yet they may encounter them, either […]

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27 May 2020

Free and helpful resources from Naomi Korn Associates

by Maddie Beeson, Projects and Programmes Officer At Naomi Korn Associates we are passionate about sharing knowledge in an accessible and engaging format. During the past few months we’ve been adding lots of new resources to our website which we hope in turn will help support the community, and in particular the shift to home […]

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18 May 2020

How can libraries be an essential resource when exploiting Intellectual Property?

By Patrick Ibbotson, Head of Partnerships and Projects I was delighted to speak at the recent CILIP Copyright Conference, run in partnership with Naomi Korn Associates, and this blog is an adaptation of that speech. Naomi Korn Associates has been chairing and setting the programme for the CILIP Copyright Conference for the last 10 years […]

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27 April 2020

Thinking about copyright in digitisation projects

By Stephanie Ashcroft, Consultant & Rights Researcher For the heritage sector, digitisation projects are a great way of making the most of your collections. As well as preserving your collections for the long-term, digitisation allows you to make them more accessible. This can increase visitor numbers, both in-house and to your website, and help you […]

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7 April 2020

Is it Safe to Use? – Guidelines for re-using images from Wiki sites

By Julia Ruxton, Consultant and Rights Researcher When searching for images for commercial use we often turn to Wiki sites as first port of call, but are all the images safe to use for commercial purposes?  Not everything posted in the Commons or Media sites or used on a Wiki page is in fact open […]

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23 March 2020

The Challenges of Remote Working at Present

By Carol Tullo, OBE, Senior Consultant For those who work remotely all or part of the time already, you or your employer [depending on whether you are self employed/freelancer or an employee] will have safeguards in place that enable you to operate securely when handling commercially sensitive or others’ third party data.  The difference, in […]

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