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GDPR And The Implications Of Biometric Data

By | Biometric Data, Data & Privacy, Knowledge

Our associate, Ashley Williams worked with our client Aimbrain to co-author a whitepaper, GDPR & Beyond: Collaboration, Consent, Capture and Care in the World of Biometric Data. Aimbrain has a multi-module biometrics platform that allows institutions to authenticate their customer’s identity on any device across any channel. The whitepaper looks at the first corporate use cases in the 1960s and notes that biometrics have become commonplace across banking, government, enterprise applications, physical access and more. Today, using fingerprint and facial scans to unlock devices has put biometrics in the mainstream, and the industry is worth an estimated value of $25.3 billion by…

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New IP Associate Joins Firm

By | Brand, Intellectual Property, People

Anna Farmer joins the intellectual property (IP) team at JAG Shaw Baker from Maclay Murray & Spens LLP where she was a trainee solicitor for two years. Anna will focus on contentious and non-contentious IP matters. This includes trademark and patent matters as well as data protection, cyber-squatting, licensing, technology, copyright and database and design rights. On being a lawyer When talking about being an IP lawyer, Anna says the complexity of IP and technology today, intertwined with the types of clients JAG Shaw Baker works with, is what inspires her as a lawyer. Anna is a graduate of Durham University…

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The Privacy Shield Has Arrived

By | Current Affairs, Data & Privacy, Investor and VC News, Knowledge

It’s finally here! The EU – U.S. Privacy Shield (aka Safe Harbour 2.0) has been approved by the European Commission which means businesses in the EU will be able to transfer personal data to U.S. self-certified companies without the need for any further safeguards. There’s been an air of uncertainty around personal data transfers between the EU and the U.S. since the European Court of Justice (ECJ) invalidated the Safe Harbour scheme in October 2015; so this is great news for businesses in the EU which use service providers based in the U.S. Rather than discussing the background of the…

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