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

Book recommendations for 2020, and my favourites from 2019

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I asked on Twitter for some thoughts on books I should be reading this year, and I got a superb response. Here's a list of what was recommended, along with some thoughts of my own, and a list of the Read more

Time to change your personal data diet?

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It's the time of year when many people (me included) try to shed off the excesses of Christmas and New Year by eating more healthily. Rather than going on a crash diet, you're encouraged to change Read more