Creating, Exploiting and Protecting Information
It is difficult to imagine any business that does not create and use commercially valuable information. For some industries gathering and exploiting information is the core activity – for example broadcasting, marketing or social media. Regardless of the size of your organisation or the sector in which you work, the handling of information, and the laws surrounding this, will have a significant impact on your business.
“Not only is their advice excellent, the team is always on the ball and they are readily available if you need to query anything.”
Chambers UK, 2012
In order to provide you with legal advice that spans all aspects of the creation, exploitation and protection of information, we have assembled experts in Data Protection, Privacy, Intellectual Property, Technology and Employment. Given our long involvement in the media and entertainment industries, both in the UK and globally, we understand the value of information to a business and can provide you with a depth and breadth of advice based upon unparalleled experience.
We will provide you and your business with contentious and non-
contentious advice in three broad areas:
- Creation of information – confidentiality agreements; information gathering and the lawful collection and storage of information; brand creation and intellectual property, including trade marks, copyright and database rights
- Exploitation of information – data protection and freedom of information compliance; image rights; format rights; commercial agreements; pre-publication content clearance and content regulation
- Protection of information – information disputes, whether arising between former employees or business partners, commercial competitors, customers or business partners; breach of confidence; data leaks; crisis management; disclosure of information by or to an industry regulator; use or threatened use of information by the media; defamation or malicious falsehood; comparative advertising; home networks, DVRs and access to EPGs.
Advised in relation to the application of Data Protection Act and
Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act to Phorm’s deep packet
inspection based online behavioural advertising technology.
Interactive Entertainment Company
Advised on data protection aspects of third party content distribution via
a computer games console platform.
Advised Omnifone in relation to data protection issues related to its
music platform services.
Advised an international computer games company in relation to
international data transfers and compliance issues.
Global Car Manufacturer
Advised in relation to international data transfers.
Health Club Operator
Advised in relation to an alleged data security breach.
Advising on network access to information hosted on home networks via
remote cloud-based DVR services.