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Court of Appeal confirms that information is not property

In a recent judgement, the Court of Appeal of England and Wales held that an electronic database was not a chose in possession or a chattel but a chose in action (see our earlier blog regarding the grant of leave to appeal in...more

3/26/2014 - Electronically Stored Information Private Property Rights UK

UK Amends TUPE Regulations

The Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 (“TUPE”) has been in the spotlight as part of the UK Government’s Employment Law Review. TUPE implements the EU Acquired Rights Directive (“ARD”) in the...more

2/12/2014 - Employee Rights TUPE UK

Amended TUPE Regulations Published in the U.K.

In previous posts (Proposed Changes to UK's TUPE will impact outsourcing deals, The UK Government consults on proposed changes to the TUPE regulations) we highlighted the UK Government's proposed changes to the Transfer of...more

2/3/2014 - Employee Rights TUPE UK

Does a Service Provider Have a Lien Over Customer Data?

On 19 November, Datateam won permission to appeal from an unreported decision of District Judge Bell sitting in the Reigate County Court on 12 June. The facts of the case, which related to unpaid invoices for database...more

12/3/2013 - Intangible Property Internet Service Providers Liens Mechanics Lien

TUPE UPDATE: UK Government publishes its Response to the Consultation

The Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 ("TUPE") is in the spotlight as part of the UK Government's Employment Law Review. Launched in 2011, the purpose of the review is to reform employment...more

10/3/2013 - Acquired Rights Directive Employee Rights EU Hiring & Firing TUPE UK

UK Employment Law Reforms 2013

There are a number of important reforms being made to UK employment law this year, largely due to the enactment of the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013 (“ERRA”). Many of the reforms under ERRA are being implemented...more

8/19/2013 - Employee Rights Employer Liability Issues Employment Policies UK Vicarious Liability

Payments Industry Update: European Commission announces regulation of Interchange Fees and a ban on Surcharges

On July 24, the European Commission unveiled its legislative package to adapt the EU payments market to the opportunities of the single market and to support EU economic growth....more

7/26/2013 - Credit Cards Economic Development EU European Commission Interchange Fees New Regulations

Proposed changes to UK's TUPE will impact outsourcing deals

The UK government has issued a consultation on proposed changes to the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 (SI 2006/246) (TUPE)....more

2/5/2013 - Acquired Rights Directive Outsourcing Transfers TUPE

The UK Financial Services Authority issues warning on outsourcing

The FSA has written a 'Dear CEO Letter' warning that the asset management industry does not have "effective recovery and resolution plans" in place should an outsourcing provider face financial distress or severe operational...more

12/14/2012 - Financial Services Authority Outsourcing

Anonymization: The UK Response to Big Data

"Everywhere you look, the quantity of information in the world is soaring." ICD has predicted that, by 2012, mankind will have created 2.7 zettabytes of data! The numbers are mind boggling - a zettabyte is a 1 billion...more

12/6/2012 - Big Data EU Data Protection Laws Outsourcing

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