Technology news

28 April 2015

Consumer Rights Act

Last December we reported on progress of the Consumer Rights Bill through Parliament. The Bill spent quite a while in the “ping-pong” stage whilst the Commons debated the Lords’ amendments on secondary ticketing. Eventually agreement was reached on those provisions and the Bill received Royal Assent on 26 March, just before Parliament ended for the run-up to the General Election.

27 March 2015

Burges Salmon appointed to Costain Legal Panel

Burges Salmon has been appointed to the Costain Group PLC legal panel, for three years from 2015 to 2017, to provide legal advice across its business including in relation to Construction and Engineering, Insurance, Real Estate, Corporate, IP/IT/Data Protection and Employment.

19 August 2014

Chancellor’s plans to make UK the 'FinTech capital of the world'

Earlier this month, at the launch of the new UK FinTech trade body ‘Innovate Finance’, Chancellor George Osborne announced his plans to make the UK “the FinTech capital of the world”. These plans form part of the government’s long term economic strategy to place the UK at the centre of global finance and technology.

01 July 2014

Tough stance on 'soft opt-in' for marketing emails

Organisations which send direct marketing emails should check their policies to avoid fines under electronic privacy laws. A court fined a high-street retailer this month for sending marketing emails to an individual, despite the fact he had created an online account and been given an opportunity to un-tick a box relating to receiving marketing emails.

10 June 2014

The Serious Crime Bill has been published

The Serious Crime Bill referred to in the Queen’s Speech on 4 June has now been published. It contains various measures aimed at tackling serious organised crime, strengthening powers to seize the proceeds of crime and protecting vulnerable women and children.