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The Time to (AI) Act is Now: A Practical Guide to Prohibited AI Systems Compliance

The AI Act bans certain types of AI systems, with fines for non-compliance greater than for GDPR ...

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The Time to (AI) Act is Now: A Practical Guide to the AI Act

The EU's Artificial Intelligence Act (the AI Act) is a landmark regulation aimed at ensuring ethi...

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AI, ChatGPT and the EDPB: Regulatory Insights from Taskforce Report

ChatGPT Report outlines European data protection regulator's preliminary views on GDPR and AI.

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William Fry AI Summit: Key Insights

William Fry's AI Summit saw AI, data, law and policy experts discuss the opportunities and challe...

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Data Protection Day: Expectations for 2024 & 2023 Look Back

William Fry is celebrating the Council of Europe’s annual Data Protection Day today, which gives ...

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EU Technology Regulation Video Portal

Eu Technology Regulation Video Portal

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Full Steam Ahead – Clamping down on Geo-Blocking

The EU General Court has determined that geo-blocking by video game companies via Steam infringes...

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AdTech Update: CJEU Landmark Data Protection Ruling for Online and Behavioural Advertising

The CJEU has handed down a landmark ruling that clarifies what legal bases controllers can rely o...

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Amazon Joins Zalando in Challenging its Designation under the Digital Services Act

Amazon joins Zalando in challenging its designation as a "Very Large Online Platform" under the D...

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William Fry CounselConnect May 2023

AI: What in-house counsel need to know was the topic for discussion at William Fry's CounselConne...

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One-Zero, eSports, tech & the ever evolving legal landscape

Barry Scannell and Trev Keane join Morgan Flanagan Creagh to look back at the One Zero sports bus...

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Building a Responsible AI Framework using the AI Act

Given the explosive arrival of the AI era, Responsible AI has become one of the most sought after...

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Digital Services Reform: General Scheme of Digital Services Bill Published

The Irish Government has published the general scheme of the Digital Services Bill 2023, to give ...

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Product Liability in the Era of New and Emerging Technology: Changes on the Horizon

Product Liability in the Era of New and Emerging Technology: Changes on the Horizon

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Legal News – January 2022

Here is a selection of our recent publications on subjects that may affect you or your business.

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The Artificial Intelligence Act

In the first of our Laws for a Digital Future segment of our Digital Transformation Series, Barry...

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Laws for a Digital Future

What is this and where is it?

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Transform with William Fry

Transform with William Fry

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William Fry World Intellectual Property Day Update 2020

To mark World Intellectual Property Day 2020, our Intellectual Property team has round-up some of...

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William Fry Data Protection Day Update 2018

Our Technology Team round-up some of the key data protection stories of 2017 and look ahead to wh...

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William Fry Data Protection Day Update 2019

On International Data Protection Day our Technology team round-up some of the key data protection...

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William Fry Data Protection Day Update 2020

To mark International Data Protection Day 2020, our Technology & Data Protection team round-up so...

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William Fry Data Protection Day Update 2021

Ahead of the Council of Europe's annual Data Protection Day on 28 January 2021, we unpack the key...

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Webinar: EU Whistleblowing Directive: Is Your Organisation Ready to Comply with the New Whistleblowing Rules?

William Fry recently participated in two webinars hosted by Franklin Paris which discussed the EU...

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Video: Ireland’s Gender Pay Gap (and Reporting) – Top 10 Questions and Answers

Video: What is the Gender Pay Gap (GPG), why does it exist, when will mandatory GPG reporting com...

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GDPR – Update for Pension Trustees

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European Commission launches consultation on Digital Services Act package

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EU Commission’s Guidance on How to Combat COVID-19 Through Mobile Apps and Location Data While Maintaining GDPR and Data Protection Rights

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Don’t Press Too Hard: Use of Behavioural Biometrics Brings Privacy Issues Under GDPR

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Copy That! Ireland Implements EU Copyright Directive

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Conditional Agreement Reached to Create World’s Largest Area of Privacy Compliant Data Transfers

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Clarity on EU Design Protection Exemption Following ECJ Decision

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Central Bank of Ireland – Report on Outsourcing

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Brand Protection in the Metaverse: EUIPO Updates Guidance on Trade Mark Applications for NFTs and Virtual Goods

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Airbnb Ireland Services are an Information Society Service According to the Advocate General of the CJEU

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After GDPR, a New Regulation to Provide for Free Movement of Non-Personal Data

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A Path Forward – Draft Guidance Published For Dealing With International Data Transfers Post-Schrems II

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Blockchain Resolution Passed by EU Parliament but GDPR Could Be Weak Link

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Green Light for the Digital Services Act

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European Commissioner Provides Strong Support for the Data Protection Commission

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Legal News – July 2022

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Legal News – June 2022

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Health Research Rules Updated via New Regulations

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EU Temporarily Permits Data Transfers to the UK Pending a Decision on Adequacy

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Road Traffic and Roads Bill 2021 Scoots off for Cabinet Approval

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Amber Light for the EU’s Digital Green Certificate

EDPB and the EDPS release Joint Opinion on the EU's Digital Green Certificate.

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A Lookback at Data Protection for 2020: The DPC Publishes the 2020 Annual Report

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Return to Work: Dealing with a Confirmed Case of the Virus in the Workplace

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COVID-19 and an Overview of Contact Tracing Apps Across Europe

Contact tracing apps appear to be one of the various technological companions for progressive dec...

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FRAND or Foe: UK Supreme Court Confirms English Court’s Jurisdiction to Set global FRAND Rates

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COVID-19: Company Law Changes

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Content Moderation: Facebook Oversight Board Announced

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Do Sports Clubs’ WhatsApp Groups Breach the GDPR?

We consider whether sports clubs' WhatsApp groups are in breach of the GDPR and alternative optio...

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William Fry Submits Feedback to Consultation on Draft SCCs for International Data Transfers

William Fry submit feedback to the European Commission in respect of consultation feedback on the...

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Schrems II: Court Orders the DPC to Pay Majority of Costs

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Beginning of the End of the “Fishing Expedition”? English High Court offers DSAR Guidance to UK Data Controllers

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Over the Rainbow. High Court Orders Twitter to Disclose Information About Parody Account

The High Court has ordered Twitter to reveal the identity of whomever is behind a parody account,...

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COVID-19: Data Protection Issues When Video Conferencing

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H&M Subject to €35.3m GDPR Fine for Keeping a Clothes Eye on Employees

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COVID-19 & Cybersecurity: Key Threats and Practical Tips When Working Remotely

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WADA’s Anti-Doping Rules Not So Dope According to the EU Data Protection Watchdog

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EU Member States Declare Support for a Next Generation European Cloud Service

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Data Protection Commission Finds Prison Security System in Breach of GDPR

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GDPR Stock Take (Part 1): Data Protection Commission Publishes Two-year Regulatory Review

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Digitalisation in the (Re) Insurance Sector – Part 1- Key Challenges

In the first part of this 2-part series on Digitalisation in the (Re)Insurance Industry we assess...

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Low Rate of Notified Body Designations under MDR and IVDR Causes Bottleneck Concerns for the European MedTech Industry

Continuing our series of publications, in this briefing we explore which EU Notified Bodies have ...

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Increased Obligations for Retailers this Christmas with the Introduction of New Gift Voucher Legislation

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GDPR in Numbers

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Data Protection Update: Data Security Breach Reports Rise By 70%, Complaints Up 56%

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Increase in Access Requests and Breach Notifications after 25 May 2018

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Budget 2019 Increases Data Protection Commission Funding by €3.5 Million

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Glen, Is That A Scotch?

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It’s a Family Affair for Digital Piracy as Court of Justice Rule on Strotzer Case

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ECJ Rejects Attempt by Schrems to Bring Class Action in Austria

The European Court of Justice has ruled that privacy activist, Max Schrems, cannot bring a class ...

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Legal News – September 2018

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Technology M&A: The Importance of Pre-deal Planning

We were delighted to co-sponsor the Deloitte Fast 50 Lunch, inviting a group of the Fast 50 winne...

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