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Navigating the digital landscape: the impact of the UK's Online Safety Bill

06 November 2023

After years of debate, the UK Parliament has signed off on the Online Safety Bill ("the Bill"), marking a significant stride towards a safer online environment for children and increased accountability for tech companies. Technology Secretary Michelle Donelan celebrates the Bill as a means of securing the online safety of British society. This pivotal development has however not been devoid of controversy, particularly concerning privacy.

Trade Mark Update – UK addresses for service

01 November 2023

Following the UK's exit from the EU on 31 January 2020, holders of EU trade marks (which were enforceable in the UK prior to Brexit) were automatically granted corresponding UK trade marks (a “comparable trade mark”) without the need for rights owners to take any action.

Scottish COVID-19 Inquiry – Hearings on Health and Social Care Start

26 October 2023

This week marks the start of the Scottish COVID-19 Inquiry’s evidential hearings on the health and social care impacts of the pandemic. The witnesses giving evidence at these hearings represent those most profoundly impacted by Covid-19 in Scotland and will include bereaved family members, care home relatives, individuals who required to shield because of underlying health conditions, sufferers of long Covid, and those unable to receive urgent medical treatment due to the pressures the NHS was under as a result of the pandemic.

Period tracking apps - a presumption against privacy?

24 October 2023

The “femtech” revolution has grown to encompass a wide range of technology-enabled and consumer-centric products and apps designed to enable better outcomes for female patients and consumers. One example is Flo, a women’s health app which invites its more than 100 million global users to enter daily – and personal - details about their menstrual cycles with a view to tracking their periods and fertility.

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