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Fieldfisher are experts in European digital regulation and guide businesses through the complexities of the EU’s rapidly evolving regulatory environment. Europe is one of the world’s largest internal markets - with our focus on digital regulation for online platforms, social media and emerging technologies (AI, automation, AR/VR etc.) we keep you up-to-date with the EU’s digital agenda, and latest impacting European legislation for the industry.
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Introducing Fieldfisher podcasts: Our expert lawyers share their views on the latest legal developments, interview key clients and compare ideas with leading legal and business minds on everything from technology regulation to infrastructure in Africa. Please browse our archive to see our many and varied discussion topics.
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The cannabis industry is gaining traction across the world, as new medical discoveries, and multi-billion dollar businesses are grabbing the headlines on a regular basis. Experts predict the worldwide industry could be worth in excess of $300bn within 10 years, with Europe forming the biggest market within that, so there's plenty to get excited about. I want to find out more about what's happening, and I'm bringing you along for the ride. Join me - Anuj Desai - as I speak to a wide variety o ...
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In this third episode of Fieldfisher's new Data & Privacy Matters podcast, Martin McElroy, Kristina Holm and Sophia Steiger look at the key data and privacy news from March 2024. March gave the team much to discuss: they take us through the latest on AI from the EU and UK, the EU's Cyber Resilience Act ("CRA"), the ICO's consultation on the "pay or…
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In this action-packed second episode of Fieldfisher's new Data & Privacy Matters podcast, Camille Ebden, Charley Guile and Sophia Steiger look at the key data and privacy news from February 2024. They take us through the second phase of the EU Digital Services Act ("DSA") coming into force, the European Commission's investigation into TikTok's DSA …
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In this episode of Fieldfisher's Bytesized Legal Updates podcast, James Russell and Paul Lanois, technology and data specialists at Fieldfisher Silicon Valley, discuss the UK's recent guidance on loot boxes in video games. They explore the industry's self-regulatory approach, transparency standards, probability disclosures, and responsible play. Th…
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In this latest Automation Unwrapped episode Richard Lawne, Senior Associate at Fieldfisher talks to Frank Gonnello, Lead Counsel, Product and Privacy at Cruise about the dynamic relationship between legal regulation and the rapid advancements in technology, and offer invaluable insights on privacy, automation, and the future of autonomous vehicles.…
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The recent guidance issued by the Spanish Data Protection Authority (DPA) on cookies proposes a new exemption for analytics cookies used for strictly limited first party anonymised and aggregated statistical purposes. In this episode of Fieldfisher's Bytesize Legal Update podcast, legal advisor Pardeep Dhanoya and senior associate Andrea Ortega pro…
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The French data protection authority, the CNIL, has fined Amazon France Logistique €32 million for its use of excessively intrusive employee monitoring systems and failing to provide transparency and adequate security to personal data in relation to the use of video surveillance systems, in breach of the GDPR. In our latest Bytesize Legal Update, F…
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In this first episode of Fieldfisher's new Data & Privacy Matters podcast, Lorna Cropper, Chloe Abbott and trainee Sophie Milne look at the key data and privacy news from January 2024. Opening with the newly published EU Data Act and the leaked consolidated version of the EU AI Act, before turning their focus to the EDPB's publications on consolida…
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Olivier Proust, Partner in our Brussels office, speaks to Nicholas Zylberglajt, the CEO of Unmanned Life, an award winning software platform for seamless orchestration of autonomous robotics. Nicholas speaks about how the power of automation is reshaping industries far beyond a few isolated examples, his challenges and predictions for the coming ye…
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In this episode of Automation Unwrapped, Chris Eastham interviews Simon Delavalle, Chief Technology Officer at Veolia Nuclear Solutions to provide a glimpse into the remarkable projects and innovations revolutionising how we solve complex challenges by harnessing the power of automation. They discuss the use of robots and automation in the nuclear …
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In this episode of Automation Unwrapped, Chris Eastham interviews Simon Delavalle, Chief Technology Officer at Veolia Nuclear Solutions to provide a glimpse into the remarkable projects and innovations revolutionising how we solve complex challenges by harnessing the power of automation. They discuss the use of robots and automation in the nuclear …
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The FTC's proposals to amend COPPA and the updated Information Commissioner's Opinion on Age Assurance, are just two of the most recent updates in the area of Age Assurance. With governments and regulators heavily prioritising children's data and their online safety, understanding when you need to implement Age Assurance and how to select the most …
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The recent ruling by the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) decision in the Lithuanian Ministry of Health case grapples with the definition of "controllership" under the GDPR. In this case, nearly 4,000 users' personal data had been collected by a Covid-19 mobile app released to the public without the Lithuanian Ministry's express approv…
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Olivier Proust, Partner in our Brussels office, speaks to Nicholas Zylberglajt, the CEO of Unmanned Life, an award winning software platform for seamless orchestration of autonomous robotics. Nicholas speaks about how the power of automation is reshaping industries far beyond a few isolated examples, his challenges and predictions for the coming ye…
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The Court of Justice of the European Union handed down two landmark judgments last week aimed at the credit reference agency SCHUFA which considers what constitutes automated decision-making under Article 22 of the GDPR, and the issues around the lawfulness of retaining public registry data for commercial purposes. In our latest ByteSize Legal Upda…
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In this latest podcast Oliver Proust, a Partner in Fieldfisher's Technology and Data team based in our Brussel's office, delves into the latest developments surrounding the EU AI Act. Olivier provides a comprehensive overview of the key provisions and implications of this ground breaking legislation that aims to regulate artificial intelligence (AI…
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The Data Act seeks to optimize and leverage the volumes of data (both personal and non-personal) created within the IoT market in order to improve data accessibility to individuals, businesses and governments and create interoperability standards for data sharing. The Data Act also looks to redress contractual arrangements with cloud hosting, by pr…
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On the latest episode of The Cannabis Conversation, we speak with Dr. Franjo Grotenhermen, Chairperson at the International Association of Cannabinoid Medicines (IACM). We explore his journey into cannabis medicine, its diverse uses, and the challenges of its regulation. Together, we look at the importance of patient experiences and the need for a …
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It's official - the UK's Online Safety Act (OSA) has finally recieved Royal Assent - clearing the last hurdle to become law in the UK. So what happens now? In our last podcast episode, we explored the Online Safety Bill's journey through Parliament, which businesses would be caught by the legislation and what information was still to come. This tim…
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Clearview AI, a US-based facial recognition technology firm, has successfully challenged a £7.5 million fine imposed by the UK's privacy watchdog, the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO), for unlawfully storing facial images of UK citizens. The first-tier tribunal concluded that the ICO "did not have jurisdiction" to issue a fine or take enforc…
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On the latest episode of The Cannabis Conversation, we speak with William Muecke of Artemis Growth Partners & Daniel Grözinger of Park Lane Capital. We look at the European Cannabis Industry from an investment perspective, including the benefits of the legal cannabis market in Germany and France, the potential for mergers and acquisitions in Europe…
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After a long series of delays, the UK's Online Safety Act (OSA) has finally finished its journey through Parliament, and just awaits Royal Assent to become law. Like Europe's Digital Services Act (DSA), the UK law aims to tackle the challenge of online harms and protect vulnerable groups online, but varies significantly in both its scope of applica…
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On the latest episode of The Cannabis Conversation, we’re joined by Mike Roberts, a medical cannabis patient in the UK. We explore Mike’s journey with cannabis, the potential benefits of incorporating cannabis into cancer treatment plans, and his trailblazing story of becoming the first patient to successfully get his cannabis flower prescription r…
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On the latest episode of The Cannabis Conversation, we’re joined by Robert Jappie of Fieldfisher - a European Law Firm with a strong Life Sciences practice. We explore cannabis regulation in the UK, and overcoming opposition in the industry as well as the wider challenges facing the medical cannabis industry, including political support and lack of…
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Four new enforcement decisions by Swedish regulator bring the issue of using Google Analytics in Europe back into question. Following the French, Italian and Austrian decisions last year, the Swedish regulator imposed fines on two of the companies, but not the others. Does the lack of fines suggest the use of Google Analytics will increasingly be p…
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On June 13, the Swedish data protection regulator issued Spotify a fine of 58 million SEK (approx $5.4 million USD) for failures in its data subject rights process. In particular, violations of Article 15 and Article 12(1) of the GDPR. What is the legal significance of the case? What did the court have to say about Spotfy's "multi-channel" approach…
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On 10 July 2023, the European Commission adopted its long-awaited adequacy decision for the EU-US Data Privacy Framework (DPF). The DPF replaces the Privacy Shield Framework (Privacy Shield) which was invalidated by the Schrems II decision of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) in July 2020. How is the DPF different to the Privacy Shi…
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On the latest episode of The Cannabis Conversation, we’re joined by Will Lawn of King’s College London - an internationally renowned university delivering exceptional education and world-leading research. We explore cannabis use disorder, the concept of addiction as a spectrum, as well as the biological underpinnings of cannabis use disorder, poten…
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IP expert and director, Sheena Sheikh Brown, summarises the recent decision in Lidl v Tesco [2023] EWHC 1517 (Ch) in this short SnIPpets podcast. This covers the highlights from the consequentials hearing following the first instance decision where Tesco was held to infringe Lidl's IP rights in the Lidl logo. In this decision the Court assessed whe…
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Can the legal cannabis industry provide affordable and high-quality medicine for patients? On the latest episode of The Cannabis Conversation, we’re joined by my good friends, Carly Barton from Cancard - the largest patient advocacy group in Europe - and Alex Fray and Charlie Price GLO - a British medical cannabis company headquartered on the Isle …
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On the latest episode of The Cannabis Conversation, we’re joined by Nicolas Martin & Andreas Becker journalists for DW in Germany, and presenters of the Cannabis Cowboys podcast series. We discuss the Juicy Fields scandal, an investment scam targeting investors in the medical cannabis industry, and what Nicolas and Andreas discovered as they invest…
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IP expert and director, Sheena Sheikh Brown, summarises and considers the impact of the Shenzhen Carku Technology Co. Ltd v The NOCO Company [2022] EWHC 2034 (Pat) decision in this 5 minute SnIPpets podcast. In a nutshell, the High Court ruled that requests made to Amazon to delist competitors' products amounted to unjustified threats by a patent h…
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On 22 May 2023, the Irish DPC announced it had fined Meta €1.2bn for infringement of Article 46(1) GDPR when it transferred personal data from the EU to the USA. What is the legal significance of the case? Going forward, what does it mean for businesses who transfer their data abroad? In our latest Bytesize Legal Update, Fieldfisher's Natalie Farme…
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On the latest episode of The Cannabis Conversation, we’re joined by Leonid Kotlyar, Co-Founder and Managing Director of DéWarrior Unlimited B.V. - a sustainability-focused managing consulting firm headquartered in The Netherlands. We explore the intersection of sustainability and the cannabis industry, the challenges of applying ESG to the cannabis…
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Flick Fisher and Natalie Farmer discuss the new EU ruling providing welcome clarification on the standard for anonymization. In this case the EDPS had decided data transmitted to the recipient was pseudonymized data simply because SRB held additional information to decode the data. The Court overturned the decision, and our experts help you underst…
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On the latest episode of The Cannabis Conversation, we speak with Luc Richner, CEO of Cannavigia - Europe’s pioneer compliance software for businesses to trace, secure and simplify transactions along the entire cannabis supply chain. We explore Switzerland's approach to cannabis legalisation and the pilot projects they are implementing, the importa…
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Fieldfisher IP expert and director, Sheena Sheikh Brown, summarises the weighty decision of Anna Pasternak v Lara Prescott [2022] EWHC 2695 (Ch) in this 5 minute SnIPpets podcast. In brief, in 2022, the UK High Court dismissed a detailed copyright claim brought by the great-niece of Boris Pasternak (author of Doctor Zhivago), that a substantial par…
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On the latest episode of The Cannabis Conversation, we’re joined by Nikolaas Faes, a senior research analyst at Bryan, Garnier & Co - an independent full-service investment bank for European healthcare and technology-led companies and their investors. We discuss the size and potential growth of the European Cannabis market, the different sub-sector…
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On the latest episode of The Cannabis Conversation, we’re joined by Jorge Cervantes, Dr. Gary Yates, & Stefan Meyer. We explore some of the different ways to grow cannabis, focusing on seeds, as well as discussing some of their pros and cons, and we discuss the huge commercial trade in seeds. The Cannabis Conversation is sponsored by Lumino - a bou…
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The UK government has now published its much-anticipated White Paper detailing its new approach to regulating Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the UK, the aim of which is ‘to guide the use of artificial intelligence in the UK, to drive responsible innovation and maintain public trust in this revolutionary technology'. Director Sheena Sheikh Brown br…
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On the latest episode of The Cannabis Conversation, we’re joined by Zach Klein, documentary maker and producer of "The Scientist," a film about Professor Raphael Mechoulam. We pay tribute to the life and work of Professor Mechoulam, a pioneering scientist in the field of cannabis research, also dubbed ‘The Godfather of Cannabis Research’. Prof Mech…
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On the latest episode of The Cannabis Conversation, we speak with Jeffrey Graham, CEO of Pistil Data - providers of data and analytics to cannabis brands and retailers. We explore cannabis consumer patterns, pricing strategies for retailers, and how the market is evolving, as well as the cannabis industry in North America in general. The Cannabis C…
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In the first of our podcast series, Fieldfisher Director and IP expert Sheena Sheikh Brown summarises the decision of the Louboutin v Amazon joined cases (C-148/20 and C-184/21). This decision saw the CJEU rule that Amazon and other online marketplaces can be held directly liable for counterfeit goods sold by a third party on its platform, if a use…
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Sheena Sheikh Brown summarises the judge's combined UK/EU approach to copyright infringement, studying the case of Shazam Productions Ltd v Only Fools The Dining Experience Ltd & Ors [2022] EWHC 1379 (IPEC). The Intellectual Property and Enterprise Court (IPEC) ruled that a fictional character is capable of copyright protection as a literary work a…
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How effective is CBD oil? On the latest episode of The Cannabis Conversation, we’re joined by Dr Sung Min Pyo - Head of Laboratory - Enabling Pharma Excipients for BASF. A 2018 report from the World Health Organisation (WHO) estimated the bioavailability from oral consumption of CBD to be only 6% (WHO Technical Report Series 1013 - https://www.who.…
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