While some people might have been relieved to have the chance to tick the box not to hear from some businesses ever again, for others it has been a major exercise deleting unwanted emails requesting their consent. You might be surprised to hear that at least some of those emails might have been illegal.Read more
Happy GDPR Day – the 25th May!
It is a bit like the Millennium bug – 25 May 2018 was the day the GDPR came into full force and it’s a significant day for technology and technology law. I suppose the difference is that nothing much happened on 1 January 2000, but over the last few weeks, you should have been deleting those irritating (and possibly illegal) emails asking for yet more data slurping, you should have amended your terms and conditions in line with the GDPR and got your revised privacy policies in place. If you haven’t – it’s never too late to start (well, technically it is …), get in touch with us and see what we can do to help!
(While we are it, let us also celebrate the UK Data Protection Act 2018, which received Royal Assent on 23 May 2018).
The Law Office of Richard Stephens (LORS) is a boutique IT law practice and provider of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) services, including arbitration, mediation and adjudication. LORS consists of Richard together with his Senior Consultant, Oscar Rowlands.
While a “boutique”, LORS counts among its clients some of the largest companies in the world as well as a wide range of SME’s all of whom value our specialist advice across a range of IT Law areas. We also link to other professionals, so can provide a complete service even for large or complex transactions. You can find out more about it here.
One of Richard’s strengths is his ability to provide training in his various specialisations – from basic training provided for non-lawyers right through to his highly regarded training for lawyers. You can find out more about it here.
On the dispute resolution side, Richard Stephens also works as mediator, adjudicator and arbitrator in commercial cases, especially those with some sort of technology or communications aspect. In one or other of these capacities, Richard has acted in cases large and small. You can find out more about it here.
We hope you find it all useful – feel free to let us know what you think, or if you have any comments on the material we have posted here!