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14 October 2020

Transferring Data Abroad: The Implications of Schrems II

By Faye Cheung, Researcher Background: Schrems I In 2015 Max Schrems, a law student at the time, took the Irish Data Protection Commissioner to court over inaction against complaints that he had made about Facebook. The case was considered by the European Court of Justice (CJEU) after The Guardian’s exposé of a US National Security […]

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24 September 2020

Non-exclusive reproduction agreements with artists

By Amalyah Keshet, Senior Consultant An interesting question came up recently in a museum copyright forum based across the pond.  The issue is one that I think has application anywhere one deals with agreements and licences drawn up with artists, authors, and other creators.  National legal differences may exist, but it’s still a good example […]

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11 September 2020

The ICO’s performance highlights from 2019/20

By Faye Cheung, Researcher The UK’s information rights regulator, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has published its Annual Report for 2019/20. It has been a busy 12 months for the independent body, which identified the year as a key period in data protection and broader information rights, with privacy being established as a ‘mainstream concern’. […]

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28 August 2020

GDPR in the news

By Naomi Korn and Faye Cheung Naomi and Faye reflect on the lawfulness of the Government’s Track and Trace systems, discuss protecting personal data post COVID-19 and provide top tips regarding keeping data secure. Lawfulness of the Government’s Track and Trace Systems Online security and privacy considerations will underpin the technological solutions transforming the shift […]

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25 August 2020

A fine balance

By Matthew Bailey Why it is important that cultural heritage institutions don’t get fixated on an all-or-nothing approach to the re-use of digital content In a previous blog published by Debbie McDonnell[1], she highlighted the increasing number of UK museums and galleries making digital images available under the terms of open content licences. Most of […]

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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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