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Belfast lawyer Jude Copeland is to address a major legal technology conference in London next week. Mr Copeland, a legal technology specialist at Cleaver Fulton Rankin, will speak at the Future Lawyer UK conference on the shifting landscape of client expectations and the imperative for law firms to

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The European Commission has launched investigations into Google owner Alphabet, Apple and Meta under the Digital Markets Act (DMA). The non-compliance investigations announced yesterday will scrutinise Alphabet's rules on steering in Google Play and self-preferencing on Google Search, Apple's rules

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The Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL) has launched a new unit which will "investigate, litigate and advocate" to protect human rights globally. The new unit, called Enforce, will respond to the "tech threat to democracy and human rights" by investigating technology and tech industry practices

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More than 850 business leaders from the European tech industry and beyond attended the sixth edition of global law firm DLA Piper’s European Tech Summit at The Convention Centre in Dublin this week.

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Six major technology companies have been designated by the European Commission as "gatekeepers" under the new Digital Markets Act (DMA) and now have six months to bring their services in compliance with the law. Alphabet, Amazon, Apple, ByteDance, Meta, Microsoft have been designated in respect of 2

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Meta's new social media app Threads, widely seen as a rival to Twitter, has been launched in the US and the UK but is not yet available in Ireland or the rest of the EU due to regulatory concerns. Threads, a text-based spin-off from Instagram, is now available in more than 100 countries — but

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ByrneWallace LLP has welcomed back Laura Greene, who previously trained with the firm, as a partner in its technology law practice. Ms Greene specialises in advising the private and public sector on a broad range of IT-related matters including software development and licensing, outsourcing, large

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Addleshaw Goddard has extended its successful AG Elevate programme for UK tech businesses to include Ireland for the first time. The fast-track 10-month programme is designed to advance tech businesses in all sectors of the economy through legal challenges that arise as they grow.

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Queen's University Belfast School of Law has launched a new Global Intellectual Property and Technology Centre (G-IPTech) aimed at becoming a global hub of excellence for intellectual property and technology law. Professor Giancarlo Frosio has been appointed as director of the centre, an interdiscip

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Gerard Kelly, partner at Mason Hayes & Curran, examines the potential impact of new AI-powered tools on legal practice. E-discovery is the process by which traditional discovery, a process in litigation whereby the parties exchange and review potentially relevant documents, has been increasingly

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