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The legal lens on Scotland’s film industry

Many parts of Scotland have become familiar through use in film and television productions.   Outlander has…

Posted on 14th January 2019

Loot boxes in the line of fire

In computer gaming a loot box is essentially an in-game virtual lottery.   A box is purchased by a player with real…

Posted on 29th October 2018

Is the use of Confidentiality Agreements on the rise?

Confidentiality agreements are pretty topical all of a sudden.   Juventus footballer Cristiano Ronaldo is the subject…

Posted on 25th October 2018

Managing risk in a post GDPR environment

Public authorities and businesses can gain practical guidance on managing data protection risk in light of…

Posted on 15th October 2018

Controversial European Copyright Directive Given the Vote of Approval

Changes to European copyright laws could significantly affect how news is presented to us online. On 12 September the…

Posted on 19th September 2018

Rural Diversification into Food and Drink

The difficulties caused by the recent weather have highlighted the fact that farming businesses are often at the mercy of the elements…

Posted on 28th August 2018

The Growth of Fintech in Scotland

The development of a dynamic relationship between the traditional banking sector in Scotland and the emerging fintech…

Posted on 28th August 2018

GDPR Three months on.

It has been little under 3 months since ‘GDPR Day’.  The media hype has certainly quietened down and with it the barrage of…

Posted on 20th August 2018

The Right to Privacy Advanced or Diminution of Freedom of the Press?

The recent case of Sir Cliff Richard v BBC has sent a clear message that individuals have a right to privacy at the…

Posted on 2nd August 2018

Can I have a G, please?

Having sat open-mouthed watching some of his crashes in previous years, it was marvellous to see Geraint Thomas win the 2018…

Posted on 1st August 2018

GDPR is here.

After a great deal of preparation, today on 25 May 2018, the new EU General Data Protection…

Posted on 25th May 2018

Fees due by Data Controllers under the General Data Protection Regulation

Under the Data Protection Act 1998, all data controllers are required to register with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) and…

Posted on 26th February 2018

GDPR, marketing and the problem with consent

Regardless of Brexit, the UK government has confirmed that UK law will continue to mirror EU law in this area therefore GDPR is, and…

Posted on 15th February 2018

The importance of getting paid on time

The collapse of Carillion will have significant effects throughout the UK construction and outsourcing sectors.


Posted on 18th January 2018

Barr's confident in Irn Bru brand as new recipe goes into production

Some Irn Bru drinkers are wondering if 2018 really is getting off to the best of starts.

Barr’s decision to change the recipe of…

Posted on 11th January 2018

Trump cries Wolff… or at least tries to sue him.

Can your personal opinion ever be classed as defamation of another individual?

Over the past week, the media spotlight has been…

Posted on 10th January 2018

The End of the Line for Payment Surcharges

To the surprise of many, the Government announced last week that, from 13 January 2018, charging add-on or ‘surcharge’ amounts to…

Posted on 28th July 2017

Time running out before new data protection legislation comes into force

Businesses and public sector organisations have been warned that they will have under a year to ensure they are compliant with new…

Posted on 5th June 2017

Time running out before new data protection legislation comes into force

Thorntons ensures organisations are informed at free seminar in Dundee
Businesses and public sector organisations have been warned…

Posted on 18th May 2017

Taking the Security of Data Seriously

Last month saw the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) take enforcement action against two separate parties who failed to meet their…

Posted on 13th April 2017