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Are You Part of the Fantech Frenzy?

Did you attend the rugby, football or any sporting event this weekend? And when you were there, how much time did you spend on your phone? After attending a Celtic football match, my brother was frustrated about the number of fans spending more time glued to their smart phones instead of actually watching the match.


The reality is that technology continues to disrupt our world and the sports sector is no exception. Digital advances mean that technology is transforming the fan experience like never before. Today, it is not just about watching a game.

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Think Before You Wi-Fi

I am sure that at some point we have all benefited from free public Wi-Fi. It is often of great importance when abroad or somewhere where 4G is not up to the task.

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Cyber Security: What You Need To Know Following #Yahoobreach

Last week news broke that one billion Yahoo accounts had been affected by a cyber attack in 2013 which saw the personal data of users – including their names, phone numbers and email addresses – accessed without authorisation.  It represents the largest data breach ever reported and bookends a year which has not been kind to the internet giant, who only in September announced that it had been subject to a separate attack in 2014 which saw another 500 million of its user accounts hacked. 

While there will be long running investigation and analysis into the causes – Ya

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What will our IP Team be Dreaming of this Christmas?

Our IP Christmas Wish List This Year...

With the Christmas adverts taking over our TVs and the office parties well underway, there’s no escaping that the festive season is upon us. Now that we’ve met Buster the Boxer and sourced those all important Christmas Jumpers, the IP team here at Burness Paull has been busy writing their own  Christmas wish lists.  So, as we put out our mince pies for Santa and carrots for Rudolph, here’s what our team would like to find in their stockings....

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Smarten Up! Why Embracing Smart Cities Concepts Is Good For Your Business

Maggie Bochel

Why Smart Cities?

Smart Cities are a reaction to the increasing concentration of the world’s population in urban areas resulting in a collision with eco-systems.  Although accounting for just over 50% of the world’s population, urban areas account for more than 75% of the consumption of non-renewable resources and three quarters of global pollution.

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Device Mesh, Imagination And The Law

Callum Sinclair, Head of Technology

Only imagination limits the opportunities available from our rapidly connected world. It’s hard to think of a household product or work device that could not have some benefit from being connected to another application via the internet of things (IoT), which adapts based on data from another source.

Unsurprisingly, Gartner identified that the number-one strategic technology trend for 2016 would be the so-called device mesh: the ever-expanding set of end points that people can use to find information and communicate online.

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"Bite-Size" Legal Predictions on Brexit And The Tech Sector (Part 2)

Callum Sinclair, Head of Technology

Thanks to all those who viewed Part 1 of my Brexit and the Tech Sector update (which you can find here).

As promised, this Part 2 covers impact of Brexit on existing and future contracts, and some typical clauses which could be affected.

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“Bite-Size” Legal Predictions On Brexit And The Tech Sector (Part 1)

  • The tech sector will not be heavily affected – there might be a bit of a slowdown whilst uncertainty endures, but the UK and US lead the world on tech innovation and that’s unlikely to change even if a few businesses do relocate (though there’s no evidence yet of that happening in numbers and I don’t believe it will). The tech community is generally very adaptable and agile.
  • Technology transformation and related projects opportunities are likely to arise from re-locating or restructuring of businesses or parts of them (e.g.

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Electronic Signatures – A Sign Of The Times?

Claire Brady

We live in an era where technology is pervading every area of our lives and changing the way we live and work.

Often the law struggles to keep up with the digital reality, but another significant step along the way is the updated framework for electronic signatures and online authentication. The Electronic Identification Regulation (EU/910/2014) entered into force on 1 July, replacing the E-Signature Directive (1999/93/EC).

The desired result of the changes in the law?

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EU-US Privacy Shield Adopted Today. What Do You Need To Know?

Claire Brady

When the European courts ruled on the inapplicability of Safe Harbor in October 2015, it left many companies all at sea (pardon the pun).

However, following our previous blog the European Commission has now formally adopted the new Privacy Shield agreement, replacing Safe Harbour.

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