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2 Mar 2018

Data Protection and Mergers & Acquisitions: Legal issues

The due diligence period of any merger and acquisition includes an analysis of risks of a potential merger or acquisition for both parties. The analysis focuses on legal, business and other issues that the acquiring party would have
18 Feb 2018

5 Basic Legal Issues of Agile software development

It would be ridiculous to start an article about agile software development with an obvious statement, such as: Agile software development is becoming very popular in a technological world. However, it is not ridiculous to say, that
16 Jan 2018

EU General Data Protection Regulation and its impact on health data, multichannel retailers or employers

On December 2015, the institutions of the EU had published a compromise version of the new General Data Protection Regulation. It is very likely, that this version will be the new basis for data protection regulation within
10 Dec 2017

Data protection: 4 criteria to evaluate, if data subject is identifiable

As was already examined at, one of the best ways, how to use data for commercial or other purposes, is to make them anonymous. Once data are anonymous, there is no need to satisfy legal requirements
18 Nov 2017

Data protection and anonymous data: European law

There are several legal ways, how to collect and process data. The article describes the legal regulation of the use of anonymous data under the Directive 95/46/EC (find full text here, referred to as “Directive 95/46/EC”) and
30 Oct 2017

The Dark Side of the Use of Big Data by Lawyers

The majority of articles about the use of Big Data by lawyers describes its possibilities and how it might improve the legal practice (here, here, here, here or also data & it law). That´s good, since lawyers
12 Oct 2017

First Legal Analytics Course Available Online

Daniel Martin Katz and Michael J. Bommarito started their “Legal Analytics Course”. Most probably, it is the first legal analytics course available online for anyone interested in learning data analysis for legal practice. Therefore, we would like