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Love (or hate) Data?

Published on 21 February 2019. By Nicola Cain, Partner and Charles Buckworth, Partner and Jonathan Greenway, Associate

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Personal Data and Special Category Personal Data – what has changed? "The course of true love never did run smooth" - Shakespeare, W., A Midsummer Night's Dream The definition of personal data is obviously fundamental to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). When considering data protection, your first question should always be – 'is this data personal data?'

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Happy Valentine's Day from RPC: Love (or hate) data?

Published on 14 February 2019. By Nicola Cain, Partner and Charles Buckworth, Partner

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So it is that time of year again. Love is in the air - roses, prosecco (if you're lucky, champagne), chocolates (in boxes covered in sickly hearts as though a heart surgeon has gone serial killer – yes, we're big fans of Luther).

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White Paper on National Security and Investment

Published on 17 December 2018. By Neil Brown, Partner and Charles Buckworth, Partner

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In our last blog, published on 11 December 2018, we explained the motivation behind the UK government's white paper on national security and investment. In this blog, we explain more of the detail in those proposals.

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Huawei and UK National Security - A new technology cold war?

Published on 11 December 2018. By Neil Brown, Partner and Charles Buckworth, Partner

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Chinese technology giant, Huawei, has been making plenty of headlines recently. First, a number of Western governments (including the US, Australia and New Zealand) have banned Huawei equipment from being used in 5G networks, citing national security concerns. Next, Huawei's CFO was arrested in Canada in connection with alleged breaches of international sanctions.

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Key legal pitfalls of starting up: Protect your confidential information

Published on 11 December 2017. By Charles Buckworth, Partner

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Good commercial practice and robust contractual agreements are essential to safeguard confidential information.

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Key legal pitfalls of starting up: Agreeing the deal with your co-founders

Published on 05 December 2017. By Charles Buckworth, Partner

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RPC advice on agreeing the deal with your start-up co-founders, including a list of key considerations, which can prevent expensive disagreements in the future.

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Key legal pitfalls of starting up

Published on 27 November 2017. By Charles Buckworth, Partner

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Introduction to the RPC blog series 'key legal pitfalls of starting up' – a guide for Insurtech start-ups. Contains top-tips on legal issues.

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PSR issues public censure on payment system operator

Published on 15 August 2017. By Charles Buckworth, Partner

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The Payment Systems Regulator (PSR) has recently announced its first enforcement outcome, as it issued a public censure against a payment system operator.

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CMA approves new payment systems operator

Published on 25 July 2017. By Charles Buckworth, Partner

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On 12 July 2017, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) approved the consolidation of the operators of Cheque and Credit Clearing Company, Faster Payments and Bacs into a new payment systems operator (NPSO). This consolidation was one of the key recommendations in the PSO Delivery Group's (PSODG) Report of 4 May 2017.

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