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The rise of the Influencer

Predominately found on Instagram and YouTube, there are now people making their sole living from posting curated content on social media.…


Posted on 18th February 2019

Direct Marketing and e-Privacy Regulations

As has been well documented, there are proposals to replace the current Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations 2003 (PECR) with…


Posted on 7th February 2019

Gambling or just a game?

The convergence of interactive entertainment and gambling has resulted in various types of in-game purchases such as game-specific…


Posted on 1st February 2019

The legal lens on Scotland’s film industry

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


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 money.  The virtual…


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 of allegations of…


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 the GDPR and Data Protection Act…


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 European Parliament…


Posted on 19th September 2018

Phrases used in contract negotiations and what they mean.

Following my blog last week - What to look out for in contract negotiations, I have some further reflections on points that are often made…


Posted on 5th 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 scene started off…


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 ‘re-subscribe’…


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 investigation stage of…


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 Tour de France…


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 Regulation (GDPR) comes into force across the…


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 will…


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. Estimates suggest that £1.…


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 Irn Bru…


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 firmly…


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 customers…


Posted on 27th July 2017

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