Fintech

Focus On The New GDPR Fintech: Money Talks

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Parts of this article were originally published as part of a GDPR Fintech piece in the Sunday Business Post on 30 April 2017 called “The Sting In The GDPR Tail”. You can subscribe to the Sunday Business Post here. Data Protection Changes Affecting Fintech The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into legal force from 25 May 2018. It replaces a lot of the current […]

Brexit

Post Brexit Ireland: 5 to reasons to invest and setup in Ireland

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Post Brexit Ireland Post Brexit Ireland is an interesting place. IDA Ireland is the government body responsible for attracting foreign direct investment into Ireland. The IDA helps foreign companies setup in Ireland. It brands the country as “one of the best places in the world to do business“. Is this true? And if so, does the UK’s […]

Software

Jailbreak an iPhone: Will you end up in court?

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Jailbreak an iPhone? As technology becomes more sophisticated, hackers are responding with new and innovative ways to manipulate and control hardware and software. But does the law make it illegal to ‘jailbreak’ an iPhone or otherwise circumvent the security measures of the operating system of a mobile device or tablet? What is ‘jailbreaking’? The late CEO of […]

Fintech

Fintech in Ireland: Investment and Innovation

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The text of this Fintech in Ireland article originally appeared in the January 2016 edition of PaymentCompliance magazine and is reproduced here with permission. You can subscribe to PaymentCompliance here Introduction Since the 1980s Ireland has transformed itself into a global hub for technology and international financial services (IFS). In 2015 the Irish government published “A Strategy […]

Contract Law

Gig Economy App Services: Licence to Disrupt

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Gig Economy We are living in the age of the gig economy. It is causing disruption all around us. Technology, the online marketplace, and the internet of things (IoT) is rapidly changing the status quo at a phenomenal and unyielding rate. The so called ‘gig economy’ (also know as the sharing economy) and its apps […]

Contract Law

Best Governing Law For Technology Contracts

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Where can I sue and what law will apply? The effect of the terms of a contract and how they are interpreted can differ a lot depending upon which country’s laws govern them. All commercial entities want to select the best governing law for their contract and make sure that their disputes are heard somewhere that is convenient and pro-business. Parties […]

Cloud Computing

Cloud computing contract: 8 clauses to beware

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Cloud computing contracts are big news. Previously, I examined some techniques and tactics that customers can use to help them when negotiating cloud computing contract clauses with vendors.  However, it may not always be possible to negotiate your cloud computing contract if the vendor is a large company, or is offering you an ‘off-the-shelf’ product. […]

Contract Law

API is red hot right now (and an API is like the doors of a house)

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API is red hot right now Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) are red hot right now and like the doors of a house. If you don’t understand what I am talking about don’t worry. APIs often sit in the background of apps and software you use everyday unnoticed. Although it is a new technology, APIs are the […]

Contract Law

Browse wrap agreement: Top 7 secrets

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Browse wrap agreement A properly drafted browse wrap agreement can help a business ensure its website online terms and conditions are enforceable. In 2014 many businesses operate and transact solely online. It is therefore becoming extremely common for websites to use electronic terms and conditions of use and sale rather than written contracts. However, courts have […]