IP & Technology

A recurring question from clients is whether they can send an email to individuals that have opted out of marketing to ask them if they would like to opt back in. Is that request in itself marketing? How should you refresh your marketing consents in advance of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)? A Monetary… Read more »


The Information Commissioner (ICO) has published the results of an Information Governance survey carried out last year in relation to local government. The survey highlights some key areas that local authorities will need to address in order to prepare for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). What are the key findings? The survey identified a… Read more »

IP & Technology

Equating planning permission with a copyright licence in designs can be costly. A recent English High Court case (Signature Realty Limited V Fortis Developments Ltd and others) has again brought attention to the vexed issues around copyright in plans approved as part of planning permission. The amount of damages is yet to be decided but… Read more »


The Information Commissioner (ICO) has published for consultation draft guidance on its interpretation of “consent” under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The consultation is open until 31 March 2017. Consent is one of the grounds for lawfully processing personal data under the current Data Protection Act. However, it is an concept that frequently confuses… Read more »