VoIP / ITSP round-up

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This week's blogpost is a bit of a cheat, as I'm linking out to a recording Simwood made of the talk I gave at their annual conference a couple of weeks ago. I gave my usual update on legal issues Read more

"I can't meet my obligations because of coronavirus"

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Yes, well, it was about time I wrote about coronavirus, I guess. I've been asked a few times "what happens if I can't meet my obligations because of coronavirus", or the opposite, "what happens if my Read more

Privacy notices in three simple steps

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What is a privacy notice? The data protection framework requires you to give people some key information about who you are, what you are doing with their data, how long you are going to be doing it, Read more

Onion services, the "dark net", and the law

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This blogpost looks at legal issues associated with making your web site or other online service available within Tor as an onion service. Tor, and onion services: a very quick primer If you are Read more

Selling online to consumers: the right to cancel

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If you are a business selling goods, services, or digital content (music, films, software, ebooks and information, and so on) online to consumers in the UK, you'll want to know when and how consumers Read more

Late payment: small businesses, solos, and freelancers

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If you are a freelancer or a small business, getting paid the right amount, on time, is important. Cash flow, they say, is king. After all, you've done the work, so you expect to be paid for it — Read more

Is cryptocurrency "property"?

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A shorter than usual blogpost today: Yes. The conclusion that was expressed was that a crypto asset might not be a thing in action on a narrow definition of that term, but that does not mean that it Read more

Do I need to worry about the new Californian privacy law?

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On 1st January 2020, California's new consumer privacy law — cunningly called the "The California Consumer Privacy Act" but known by most as the "CCPA" — came into force. (There's an unofficial, Read more

Brexit: a data protection checklist for UK controllers

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Yes. Well. Brexit. It had to come up at some point, I guess. The UK enjoys a beneficial position, from a data protection point of view, from its membership of the EU. Once we are no longer in the EU, Read more

GDPR: it's not too late

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Although the GDPR took effect in May 2018 — almost two years ago now — decoded.legal gets approached a lot by companies which have heard of it but done nothing or very little. Should they have Read more