In this video, Clive Gringras, Partner and Head of Technology at Olswang, explains how Olswang helped Microsoft protect its innovation on Kinect, a motion sensing input device that enables gameplay not through a handset, but through full body mapping and spoken commands.
04 May 2012
We all think differently about personal privacy. Some baulk as others splash their lives across the internet, but at the same time it’s a given that even the most cautious among us has provided personal information to a third party, and that that third party has stored the information.
12 March 2012
On 8th December the Court of Appeal handed down its eagerly-awaited judgment in the case of Michael John Durant v the Financial Services Authority. The decision is one of the first significant judicial interpretations of the Data Protection Act 1998 and has important practical implications for all businesses holding information about individuals. Although the case focussed on manual records, the ruling gives important guidance on the scope of “personal data” which will be of relevance to businesses processing data online, as well as on paper. Acknowledging the "practical reality" of dealing with subject access requests, the Court of Appeal has set out much-needed guidance for businesses, adopting a narrow interpretation of "personal data" and "relevant filing systems". In a wider context, with the increasing use of subject access requests in litigation, the ruling also sends a warning to litigants - and their lawyers - to "think very carefully" before attempting to use the Data Protection Act as a tactical weapon to obtain discovery of documents.
08 December 2003