"All reasonable endeavours" v "best endeavours": a 2021 case update

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If you've worked with contracts for any length of time, you'll have had a discussion / argument with someone as to whether a party's obligation to do something should be: absolute limited to them Read more

Github Copilot: initial thoughts from an English law perspective

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(I have more questions than answers, but I thought it was worth writing something, even if just as a straw man for others to rip apart.) Introducing Github Copilot Github has launched a beta tool, Read more

The UK is adequate (for data protection purposes)

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The long-running saga as to whether the United Kingdom will be considered "adequate" from a data protection point of view has reached an important, and probably welcome to many, point: today, the Read more

The new standard contract clauses: what you need to know right now

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The European Commission has published a new set of standard contract clauses. They're also in the Official Journal, as of 7 June 2021. If you are subject to the GDPR and you are involved — whether Read more

Must all UK Internet access providers keep records of which websites I visit?

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This blogpost addresses a common claim, that all UK Internet access providers are required to retain everything about their subscribers' or users' activities. Every packet they shift, every web page Read more

The EU's "terrorist content" regulation and what it means for UK hosting providers

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The European Parliament has adopted (deemed approved) a regulation addressing the dissemination of terrorist content online. The stated aim of the Regulation is to "address the misuse of hosting Read more

Understanding the Data Protection Act's national security and defence exemption

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1 This post covers the Data Protection Act 2018's national security and defence exemption. Most controllers will never need to rely on this but, if you do, it's a useful provision, and one which you Read more

Five things to take from the European Parliament's response to the Commission on the GDPR

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The European Parliament has published its report on the European Commission's report on the implementation of the GDPR, which the Commission published two years after its application. Yes, it's a Read more

Drafting clearer contracts, and why you should care

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Last week, I completed the eighth and final week of Ken Adams's "Drafting Clearer Contracts: Masterclass". The course is described as "Sophisticated online training in drafting clearer contracts", Read more

Unpicking the "making children as safe as they are offline" fallacy

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When discussing Internet regulation, one often hears the trope that the Internet must be made "as safe as the offline world". Indeed, the outgoing Information Commissioner, Elizabeth Denham, gave a Read more