E-Privacy

Unsolicited Communications to (Persons) I A person shall not use or cause to be used any publicly available electronic communications service to send to a subscriber or user who is a natural person an unsolicited communication for the purpose of direct marketing by means of— an automated calling machine, a facsimile machine, or electronic mail, […]

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Distance Contracts

EU Consumer Rights Directive The Consumer Rights Directive 2011 modifies and supplements the law set out in the earlier Distance Selling and Doorstep Contracts Regulations.  There are five principal categories of transaction to which the regulations are applicable; contracts for the sale of goods; contracts for the supply of services; contracts for the supply of […]

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Information Society Services

Directive on Information Society Services The EU Directive on e-commerce facilitates the sale of goods and supply of services over the internet within the EU. It is designed to contribute to the proper functioning of the internal EU market by ensuring free movement of “information society services” between member states.  The Directive covers online activity […]

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E-Commerce

Overview E-Commerce is business conducted over the internet.  For the most part, the general legal rules apply to E-Commerce.  The law of contract, the Sale of Goods Act and the consumer protection rules apply in the same broad way, as they apply to conventional transactions. In the early part of the century, a number of […]

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GDPR & Data Protection

Data Protection Legislation and Reform Data protection law restricts the collection, storage and use of personal data. Personal data is that which concerns a living person.  The objective is to protect privacy and to restrict the use of information to legitimate purposes. Personal data must be collected for specified explicit and legitimate purposes and must […]

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Data Protection (UK White Paper)

Data protection Data plays an increasingly important role in the global economy. Recent research suggests data flows already account for a higher proportion of global growth than trade in physical goods.85 Data also helps keep people safe by maximising the effectiveness of law enforcement agencies and bringing more criminals to justice. It will, therefore, be […]

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Data Protection UK No Deal Notes

Purpose This notice sets out the actions UK organisations should take to enable the continued flow of personal data between the UK and the EU in the unlikely event that the UK leaves the EU in March 2019 with no agreement in place. This notice does not consider sector-specific requirements, for example in relation to […]

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EU Withdrawal Note Data Protection

9 January 2018 NOTICE TO STAKEHOLDERS DATA PROTECTION The United Kingdom submitted on 29 March 2017 the notification of its intention to withdraw from the Union pursuant to Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union. This means that unless a ratified withdrawal agreement1 establishes another date, all Union primary and secondary law will cease […]

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EU Withdrawal Note .EU Domain Name

Brussels, 28 March 2018 NOTICE TO STAKEHOLDERS EU RULES ON .EU DOMAIN NAMES The United Kingdom submitted on 29 March 2017 the notification of its intention to withdraw from the Union pursuant to Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union. This means that, unless a ratified withdrawal agreement1 establishes another date, all Union primary […]

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EU Withdrawal Note E-Signatures

Brussels, 21 March 2018 NOTICE TO STAKEHOLDERS ELECTRONIC IDENTIFICATION AND TRUST SERVICES FOR ELECTRONIC TRANSACTIONS The United Kingdom submitted on 29 March 2017 the notification of its intention to withdraw from the Union pursuant to Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union. This means that, unless a ratified withdrawal agreement1 establishes another date, all […]

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EU Withdrawal Note Electronic Communiciations

Brussels, 12 March 2018 NOTICE TO STAKEHOLDERS ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS The United Kingdom submitted on 29 March 2017 the notification of its intention to withdraw from the Union pursuant to Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union. This means that, unless a ratified withdrawal agreement1 establishes another date, all Union primary and secondary law will […]

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EU Withdrawal Note Network Security

Brussels, 12 March 2018 NOTICE TO STAKEHOLDERS SECURITY OF NETWORK AND INFORMATION SYSTEMS The United Kingdom submitted on 29 March 2017 the notification of its intention to withdraw from the Union pursuant to Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union. This means that, unless a ratified withdrawal agreement1 establishes another date, all Union primary […]

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EU Withdrawal Note E-Commerce

NOTICE TO STAKEHOLDERS 7 March 2018 ELECTRONIC COMMERCE AND NET NEUTRALITY The United Kingdom submitted on 29 March 2017 the notification of its intention to withdraw from the Union pursuant to Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union. This means that, unless a ratified withdrawal agreement1 establishes another date, all Union primary and secondary […]

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