New EU rules to help firms win legal redress against theft or misuse of their trade secrets were passed by the EU Parliament on Thursday 14 April 2016.
On 14 April 2016 the European Parliament voted in favour of the new General Data Protection Regulation ("GDPR"), which will replace current EU data protection legislation:
On 12 April 2016 Jersey's Minister for Social Security released a summary of the responses to the consultation on age discrimination:
Callington Chambers is delighted to announce that it is looking to recruit an experienced lawyer to join its specialist employment law practice. Having opened in 2013, this is a busy boutique firm working for directors, senior executives and a range of public and private sector organisations.
On 14 January 2016 Mike Hearn, a former Bitcoin proponent, declared that Bitcoin “has failed”. Since then we’ve seen headlines such as “R.I.P. Bitcoin – it’s time to move on” (LinkedIn) and “Bitcoin: is the crypto-currency doomed?” (BBC News).
In a case brought by Austrian Facebook user, Max Schrems, the European Court of Justice decided on 6 October 2015 that: "The United States safe harbour scheme...enables interference, by United States public authorities, with the fundamental rights of persons", compromising the right to respect for private life. Please click here for our case summary.
Advocate Vicky Milner has again been listed as a "Leading Individual" in the Legal 500, retaining her top tier ranking. The Legal 500 is a directory used by clients, law firms and other professionals. It ranks lawyers and law firms according to their ability to deliver an outstanding legal service. Updated rankings are issued annually.
Internet law is thorny, not least because of the issue of conflicting freedoms, which so frequently arises. Click here for a Q&A on the European Court of Human Rights' judgment in Delfi AS v Estonia which should help you to see the wood for the trees.
The European Court of Human Rights has published a judgment on comments on an internet news portal. The judgment places liability for comments on the website, in a decision which has caused concern given factors including the scale of the problem (the infinite reach of the internet), anonymity of commentators and jurisdictional issues. Click here for a case summary.
Jersey's Royal Court has reiterated that injunctive relief will not be granted lightly. Click here for a summary of the judgment.