One of the world’s largest agricultural machinery makers has stated that farmers do not acquire ownership rights in software embedded in their tractors. Instead, they receive an express or implied licence to use the software needed to operate the vehicle. Continue Reading Software and Tractors: Who Owns What?
Symantec released their annual Internet Security Threat Report (the Symantec Report) last week (available at http://www.symantec.com/security_response/publications/threatreport.jsp) and it makes for alarming reading. The risk of cyberattack is one that has been brought to the forefront of popular consciousness by the devastating cyberattacks on Sony Pictures Entertainment in 2014 and the Symantec Report shows that 2014 saw a worryingly exponential increase in the number, severity and sophistication of such attacks.Continue Reading Symantec Cyberattack Report a timely reminder of increasing Cyberattack risk
The political machinations continue at EU level and predictions for publication of a final form Data Protection Regulation increasingly refer to 2016 as the likely date. But to read behind the headlines continues to be a useful exercise for corporates who need to give real consideration now to what their regulatory landscape might look like in the not too distant future.
A key issue will be determining the place of “main establishment” which in turn will determine the appropriate lead authority.
If that isn’t clear, or there is disagreement, it is being proposed that an EU Data Protection Board (EDPB) would have power to make a binding determination.Continue Reading Data Protection Reform – One Stop Shop Complexity
The Data Protection Commissioner, Helen Dixon, spoke at the Society for Computers and Law’s ‘The Evolution and Reform of Data Protection’ event this morning. The Commissioner gave an overview of the activities of the Office of the Data Protection Commissioner (ODPC) in 2014 and set out the aims of the ODPC for the year ahead.Continue Reading Data Protection Commissioner reviews 2014 and sets out plans for 2015
Great day today attending the Health Informatics Society of Ireland 2014 Annual Conference. In our Data Protection for Healthcare workshop together with Sarah Reade, Lead ICT Project Manager, Saint John of God Hospitaller Ministries and Jim Gregg, Irish Computer Society, we had a lively discussion on the data protection challenges faced by medical practitioners in the context of research and access requests. Continue Reading Health Informatics Society of Ireland 2014 Annual Conference
The ILTG Global Technology Leaders Summit 2013 takes place in Mountain View this week, 14 and 15 May 2013. The event is a two day gathering which will emphasise the significant economic, political and commercial trends affecting global technology industries. A particular highlight of the event will be the Annual Silicon Valley Awards Gala which will recognise …