Social media and Game Retail Ltd v Laws UKEAT

The EAT has held that a dismissal for offensive tweets by an employee on his personal Twitter feed was potentially fair and that a tribunal had incorrectly applied the range of reasonable responses test.

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What companies need to know about moving into Europe

If the United States and the United Kingdom are two countries separated by a common language, Europe is a common market separated by 28 languages. Doing business, even in England, where, as George Bernard Shaw (or maybe Oscar Wilde) alluded to, words may be common to both countries, but the meaning of those words in English may not be as they are in American.

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Legal considerations on the Internet of things: 2015 and beyond

IOT is a very promising and interesting new area of business, as well as an incredible opportunity to provide new services and improve the quality of existing ones. It is a complex and unregulated area, which will need new dedicated legislation to thrive and develop.

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Ten recommendations for the data reforms of the decade

As the new Commission and Parliament, and Council of Ministers, roll up their sleeves for final work on the  EU General Data Protection Regulation, Partner Ruth Boardman and Consultant Francis Aldhouse, stand back and suggest ten ideas to improve data protection.

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UAE: What are some of the potential legal issues surrounding TV formats?

TV shows are big business.  According to tview’s annual report (http://tview.ae), Arabs’ Got Talent, The Voice and Arab Idol were the top three TV shows watched by UAE households in 2013. What do these popular TV shows have in common? The answer; they are all extremely successful (and lucrative) TV formats.

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