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Category Archives: Media & E-Commerce

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The big emoji conundrum

Emoticons or ‘emojis’ are commonly used to express ourselves in messages. But what happens when emojis are used in communications which have legal consequen […]

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PRIVATE – keep out!

It is easy to forget the little things when you delegate your responsibilities, especially if your delegates are the ‘experts’. However, some seemingly ‘s […]

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#socialmediapolicies

Having a Social Media Policy for the workplace is an essential safeguard for all employers in the social media age. It is no longer a luxury, it is a necessity. […]

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Security alert: mandatory data breach laws

This is a security alert that should not be ignored! Mandatory data breach notification laws will soon commence in Australia[1]. The new laws will affect fed […]

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Counting the cost of outsourcing (part 3)

Welcome to the third of a 3-part series on the risks associated with offshoring arrangements. Job losses may occur when organisations offshore office functions. […]

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Counting the cost of outsourcing (part 2)

Welcome to the second instalment of a 3-part series on the risks associated with offshoring personal information. It is increasingly common for organisations to […]

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Counting the cost of outsourcing (part 1)

This is the first of a 3-part series on risks associated with offshoring personal information. In this series, we will discuss: an organisation’s obligati […]

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Blue skies or storm ahead?

A recent EU case highlights the importance of trade mark clearance searches and brand strategy from an early stage. Of notable interest is the fact that this st […]

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Comparing Apples with apps

In a previous post (Apple takes a bite out of retail) we reviewed Apple’s US trade mark application for its iconic layout of flagship stores. Closer to home, […]

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Controversial Facebook case still in the balance

A landmark decision was handed down in Northern Ireland with the High Court in Belfast deciding to award damages against social media giant Facebook. The cas […]

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