So far, the courts say yes, but that could change.
If one of your employees stole all the personal data held by your business and then sold it on the dark web, should you be held responsible for their actions?
On the face of it, you might expect the answer to be a resounding ‘no’, but it’s not that simple. Organisations that process data have a legal duty to protect it, and they can be fined significant sums by the Information Commissioner’s Office if they let it fall into the wrong hands.Read More »
Legal shenanigans from legal shysters.
The idea of patents is simple: to protect the work of inventors (including inventions and designs created by companies), so other people can’t simply copy it with impunity. Unfortunately, the application of this simple idea is not quite so straightforward, and it isn’t helped by a growing number of ‘patent trolls’ – businesses set up with the sole intention of taking legal action over patent infringement.Read More »
TMB looks at what General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) means for businesses, and what you need to do to avoid being fined.
By early next year, all businesses that have customers in the European Union will have to adhere to the EU’s new rules on data protection – and the penalties for not doing so could be severe.Read More »