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8 June 2021

A Round-up of the Latest Data Protection News

By Faye Cheung, Researcher Data Sharing Code of Practice in Parliament On the 18th May the UK Government laid the Data Sharing Code of Practice before Parliament. It will be with Parliament for 40 sitting days before coming into force.[1] The Code seeks to give organisations practical steps as to how to share data whilst […]

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3 June 2021

New Guide: Brexit, Data Protection and Heritage: What You Need to Know

We are excited to announce the release of our next National Lottery Heritage Fund supported Heritage Digital guide! Brexit, Data Protection and Heritage: What You Need to Know provides essential information and guidance about the impact of Brexit and the priorities for heritage organisations in terms of their data protection obligations and the processing of […]

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26 May 2021

NFTs, Obviously – Part 2

By Amalyah Keshet, Senior Consultant In the month since we first tackled the subject of NFTs, art and copyright, a mountain of news and stories of increasing insight or just plain weirdness has accumulated. There is much to keep up with about the craze, the crypto tech involved, and speculation about the art market, much […]

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19 May 2021

ID Please! What does the Digital Identity Framework Mean for Data Protection and for Organisations?

By Faye Cheung, Researcher The Digital Identity and Attributes Trust Framework In February 2021 the UK Government published its draft policy paper on a digital identity and attributes trust framework.[1] The trust framework provides rules and standards for organisations who create, provide or use digital identity services. Therefore, the framework will be relevant to large […]

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12 May 2021

CILIP Copyright Conference 2021 in Association with Naomi Korn Associates

For the 11th year, Naomi Korn Associates was proud to partner with CILIP in producing the annual CILIP Copyright Conference, attended online by over 140 people. Aimed at Library and Information Professionals and chaired by Naomi Korn, the day was keynoted by Professor Melissa Terras from the University of Edinburgh. Her presentation succinctly set the […]

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23 April 2021

NFTs, Obviously – Part 1

By Amalyah Keshet, Senior Consultant Considering the flood of attention, volumes of verbiage, and mountains of money that NFTs (non-fungible tokens) have produced recently in the art world, it would be inconceivable to ignore the subject at present.  To make sense of it all is another matter altogether. We’ve had a go at breaking it […]

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22 April 2021

UK GDPR Top Tips

By Naomi Korn, Managing Director In the UK, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) sits side by side with the Data Protection Act 2018 as the UK GDPR. The intention of this EU derived legislation was to harmonise data protection rules across EU member states. It applies to data processing carried out by individuals and […]

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20 April 2021

Protecting Personal Data: Cyber Security

By Faye Cheung, Researcher One of the key principles of data protection law is security. In 2019 the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) fined a London-based pharmacy for its ‘careless’ storage of sensitive personal data.[1] The pharmacy had left approximately 500,000 paper documents containing special category personal data in unlocked containers on its premises.[2] The lack […]

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25 March 2021

Our Latest Copyright News Picks From Around the Globe

By Amalyah Keshet, Senior Consultant “In the face of a pandemic, copyright law may seem a frivolous concern; but its importance lies in the ever-expanding role that it plays in either enabling or constraining the kinds of communicative activities that are critical to a flourishing life.” An article published last October by the Washington College […]

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22 March 2021

A Step Closer to Adequacy

By Faye Cheung, Researcher The European Commission (EC) has published its eagerly awaited draft adequacy decision regarding transfers of personal data from the EEA (European Economic Area) to the United Kingdom.[1] The draft decision concludes that the UK provides an adequate level of protection for personal data coming from the EEA. This is of great […]

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16 March 2021

Managing Copyright at the Imperial War Museum: The 14-18 NOW Programme

By Ellie Pridgeon, Consultant at Naomi Korn Associates, and Lead Archivist, 14-18 NOW programme This blog explores some of the key rights management challenges encountered on 14-18 NOW – the UK’s First World War commemoration programme. Based at the Imperial War Museum (IWM) in London, the 14-18 NOW team was supported by Naomi Korn Associates.

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5 March 2021

Orphan Works and Brexit 2021 Update

By Naomi Korn, Managing Director The Problem Orphan works are works in copyright where the rights holders are either unknown or cannot be traced. Across UK heritage institutions, there are probably hundreds of millions of orphan works, sometimes representing up to 40-50% of collection items[1]. These include photographs, letters, prints, films, sound recordings, plays, broadcasts, […]

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