International Data Protection Day and GDPR: a measured assessment

On the first International Data Protection Day after the GDPR came into effect, Mishcon de Reya’s Jon Baines reflects on the current data protection issues. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) became directly applicable on 25 May 2018, accompanied by much media clamour and business disquiet. Some commentators warned of enormous administrative fines, whilst others forecast “SARmageddon” (a huge

Fake news, fake reviews: are influencers abusing their influence?

Sixteen social media stars – including celebrities such as Alexa Chung, Ellie Goulding, Rosie Huntington-Whitely and Rita Ora – have provided voluntary undertakings to the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) to improve disclosure in their social media posts, following a CMA investigation into whether influencers are clearly disclosing paid-for endorsements. They have undertaken to make it clear

Forget bitcoin. Forget Ethereum. It’s all about blockchain.

HM Land Registry has announced it is partnering with UK software company Methods, who will utilise R3’s blockchain platform (distributed ledger technology), Corda, for the second phase of HM Land Registry’s groundbreaking research and development project, Digital Street. What is Digital Street? As briefly mentioned in a previous article, the Digital Street research project is part

Целью первого ПНМЦ стали объекты недвижимости в Лондоне, принадлежащие политическому деятелю

Национальное агентство по борьбе с преступностью (далее “НАБП”) сообщило о первом случае применения режима Постановлений о необъясненных материальных ценностях (далее “ПНМЦ”) спустя 4 месяца после вступления его в силу.