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EU Vehicle Data Consultation and the Evolving EU Regulatory Landscape for Connected Vehicles

April 12, 2022

In the coming years, data collected by vehicles will be subject to a new EU regulatory regime consisting of horizontal rules applicable across many industries and vertical rules designed specifically for the automotive sector.

High Court rejects claim blockchain developers owe duties to users

March 29, 2022

The latest instalment in the Tulip Trading v Bitcoin Association litigation has been greeted with relief by many in the blockchain community, after the High Court threw out a claim that bitcoin developers (including several bitcoin forks) owed a duty of care or a fiduciary duty to an alleged owner of bitcoin.

Copyright protection for AI-created work?

March 21, 2022

Artificial intelligence (AI) systems are capable of creating a wide range of artistic, musical, and literary works and inventions without human involvement. These AI creations raise challenges to intellectual property (IP) frameworks.

The EU's Data Act: Capstone of the EU Data Strategy

March 14, 2022

On 23 February 2022 the EU Commission published its long-awaited Data Act, the last major building block of the Commission’s February 2020 Data Strategy.

Digital Health 2022

March 08, 2022

Norton Rose Fulbright lawyers Roger Kuan and Jason Novak contributed several chapters to Digital Health 2022 International Comparative Legal Guide, published by GLG, which is a leading global platform for legal reference, analysis and news.

Facebook data "scraping" claim lacks some basis in fact

February 25, 2022

The Supreme Court of British Columbia recently dismissed an attempt to certify a class action lawsuit against Facebook after the court found the plaintiffs failed to provide some “basis in fact” for their central allegation – that Facebook engaged in unauthorized data scraping.

Intellectual property rights in the Metaverse

February 21, 2022

The metaverse will offer an immersive digital world that feels physical and tangible in nature. Interacting with metaverse has the opportunity to shift the internet in a new direction and pose new intellectual property rights for developers, contributors, and users.

Privacy in a Parallel Digital Universe: The Metaverse

January 28, 2022

For many years, the immersive three-dimensional digital world has been left to the cinematic experience. However, the emergence of the metaverse presents an opportunity to translate everyday activities – working, attending a concert, travelling, shopping, socializing – into a parallel digital universe.

Meta: Cracking the door open for data-related class actions?

January 27, 2022

The announcement on 14 January 2022 of a proposed competition collective action against Meta (formerly Facebook) is the latest in a number of collective actions against the tech giants, including Apple and Google, and is of particular interest owing to the subject matter – namely data collection practices.

Where data meets IP - protecting business data in a commercial context

November 15, 2021

In this publication we give some some practical tips that businesses transacting with data should consider when licensing their data to third parties.