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Key data protection development – Safe harbour blown away

What is ‘safe harbour’? In a nutshell, the Data Protection Act says that you can’t send data overseas unless that data is adequately protected. The Safe Harbour system is the main way of satisfying this requirement and involves U.S companies that handle data relating to EU citizens signing up and self-certifying that they protect that […]

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Pacific Grim; The Pacific nations lose out to money and politics

“Fiji effectively go out of the World Cup in the first five days, to me that is ridiculously unfair” The words of David Campese come in the wake of Fiji having lost to two of the tournament’s favourites England and Australia in the space of five days. Campese contends that every four years the Pacific […]

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Privacy injunctions – What’s the point?

Back in 2011, the country’s newspapers were awash with reports of privacy ‘super-injunctions’. The furore reached its peak with the case of Ryan Giggs who successfully obtained and maintained an injunction preventing the publication of a story about his affair with Imogen Thomas when his identity was easily available on social media and had been […]

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Miss Piggy’s Prince Turned into a Frog

In SHOCKING news the famous Muppets duo announced on social media via a joint statement that they have taken the decision to separate after decades of on-screen romance. Muppets fans will recall that the pair have spent many years contemplating marriage and in The Muppets Take Manhattan they walked down the aisle as part of […]

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‘Twagiarism’: Jokes hidden on Twitter

“BREAKING NEWS: Twitter is hiding tweets reported stolen. And it’s referring to the author as a ‘copyright holder’” The tweet was made on Saturday 25 July 2015 by @PlagiarismBad in reference to copyright infringement over Twitter. @PlagiarismBad detected five lifted tweets that plagiarised a joke referring to ‘juice cleansing’ composed by writer and comedian Olga Lexell […]

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Where there is a Will…there is a family member

The Court of Appeal made a landmark ruling yesterday in relation to a claim against a Will made by a daughter of the deceased. The case involved a Will of Malita Jackson who had died in 2004 leaving her estate to be split between The Blue Cross, The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds […]

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Police state: London helicopter police’s turbulent Tweet

Scotland Yard has defended a picture tweeted by a police helicopter team which appears to show comedian Michael McIntyre standing in a London street. The ground operations director for the NPAS, Superintendent Richard Watson, said: “We are aware of the tweet and, as far as we are aware, it does not breach any data protection […]

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Transfer Window Open: What will clubs do if they have to pull the cord and open the parachute in 10 months time?

The Transfer Window opened on Wednesday and now is the time of the year when all clubs will look to strengthen their squads with vast amounts of money committed by Premiership Clubs, not only in transfer fees (and invariably Agents commissions) but major investment in players contracts, where the ‘average’ salary is close to £50,000 […]

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Holiday Parks – Know Your Name

Does your park have a name which stands out from the crowd? Is there another park with the same name? Are clients confused? What if someone sets up down the road with the same name? Have you heard of trade marks or brand names? A trade mark is basically a method of distinguishing the good/services […]

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Best Law firm in Yorkshire…for Touch Rugby

Last night saw team @LawBlacks take part in the annual Wooden Spoon touch rugby tournament, with the heightened excitement this year of playing on the hallowed turf of Headingley stadium. With the rugby union World Cup coming to the city of Leeds later this year and the following fixtures at Elland Road; Italy vs Canada […]

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