CIF Legal Update Issue 5 2017 | Cloud industry forum


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CIF Legal Update Issue 5 2017

Every month as a trusted contact I bring you my slant on the latest Legislation, Case Law and Consultations. In this edition, these are:

  • Data interruption and business continuity
  • Brexit: the Repeal Bill and the Customs Bill
  • Data Protection and a Digital Charter
  • Reform of ePrivacy legislation
  • EU publishes draft report on its proposal to ban “backdoors” allowing the reading of encrypted messaging
  • German Federal Court of Justice refers two copyright cases to the CJEU
  • ECJ confirms online peer-to-peer sharing platforms can constitute a copyright-infringing “communication to the public”
  • German ruling on digital inheritance
  • European Commission consults on Database Directive

Please see my monthly book recommendation – Irresistible: The Rise of Addictive Technology and the Business of Keeping Us Hooked by Adam Alter, a professor of marketing and psychology at New York University, examines the growing problem of technology addiction. According to studies, 40% of us suffer from an internet based addiction in one form or another. Alter explains that this is not our fault.


Julian Heathcote Hobbins General Counsel
Deputy Chairman, CILF

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