Posted: Author: Sarah Wheadon

Civil sanctions for environmental permitting offences likely to be available from 6 April 2015

New regulations, if passed by Parliament, will allow businesses guilty of environmental permitting offences to voluntarily offer an enforcement undertaking to the Environment Agency, rather than face prosecution. An undertaking is effectively a commitment to take certain action within an agreed timescale.  As a starting point, the EA will require the organisation offering the undertaking… Read more »

Posted: Author: Sarah Wheadon

Do you BYOD to work??

In the world of data protection, BYOD stands for “bring your own device” where employees (and others) use their own tablets or mobile telephones to access corporate networks. The Information Commissioner’s Office has already published some useful guidance for businesses which is supported by a recent working paper published by the International Working Group on… Read more »

Posted: Author: Laura Trapnell

New reforms introduced with regard to unjustified threats

The government outlined new measures on 26 February 2015 in response to the Law Commission’s report on unjustified Intellectual Property threats. Protection against groundless threats of infringement proceedings will be retained for patents, trade marks, registered and unregistered design right. A number of new reforms will also be introduced. These are: making sure that the… Read more »