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IT, Technology & Telecoms
Intellectual Property Law
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Course Aims:

The first podcast in this CPDcast series aims to introduce listeners to the concept of Big Data. It provides an overview of how businesses and specific sectors are using Big Data, the benefits of Big Data and the general legal principles that relate to Big Data; as well as an introduction to the detailed legal content which is provided by the second podcast in this series.

After completing the course you will:
  • Understand what Big Data is and why its use is increasing;
  • Be aware of how different industries are using Big Data;
  • Have knowledge of how data and information differs from other types of property;
  • Appreciate the key legal principles involved in this area and how they relate to Big Data;
  • Have knowledge of the six level data stack;
  • Have considered the first three levels in more detail.
General Interest Difficulty: 2 of 5
Legal Principles
Legislative Updates
Market Update / Hot Topic
Sources and References:
  • EU Database Directive;
  • Oxford v Moss [1979] Crim LR 119;
  • Your Response Ltd v Datateam Business Media Ltd [2014] EWCA 281 (Cannot hold a lien over a database).

In this two-part CPDcast mini-series Richard Kemp from Kemp IT Law provides both an introduction and analysis of Big Data and its increased usage by businesses and sectors. He also explores in some depth the legal aspects of managing Big Data and details the legal principles practitioners should be aware of and how they relate to the world of Big Data.

Podcast Length: 27.30

Date Recorded: 2nd October 2014

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