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The Digital Shift: 10 Themes Shaping the Legal Agenda

The legal issues around data security, data protection and intellectual property are now top of the legal compliance agenda

We are in the middle of the 2nd industrial revolution, comprising the ‘digital shift’ from an analogue to a fully networked society. It is transforming all aspects of economic and well as social activity.  Businesses at the heart of the digital economy, such as software, e-commerce and online services providers, represent an increasingly significant part of an economy.  But the effect of the ‘digital shift’ is pervasive. There is virtually no company whose internal business processes, supply chain or customer engagement activities are not affected.

Laurance Kaye, Partner, Publishing & Digital Media at SHOOSMITHS LLP, and BIIA’s newest contributing writer, has identified ten overriding, interlinked themes that characterize this shift and shaping digital media’s legal agenda.

  1. Digital disruption in the value chain
  2. Big data, big IP
  3. The rise and rise of social media
  4. The digital consumer calls the shots
  5. Mind the (digital) platform
  6. Collaboration is the name of the game
  7. Consolidation and fragmentation
  8. It’s a mobile economy
  9. Everyone is in the technology business
  10. It’s a borderless world

For those who are responsible for governance and legal compliance their in-tray has probably never been fuller. The compensation is that they have never been closer to the heart of their businesses.

In this paper, Laurence Kaye will identify each one and suggest the key messages for those responsible for governance and compliance. In a nutshell, the legal issues around data security, data protection and intellectual property are now top of the legal compliance agenda.

To learn more about the ten interlinked themes click on this link:  The Digital Shift_ 10 themes shaping the legal agenda

Kaye 200 904059About the author:  Laurence Kaye, Partner at Shoosmiths LLC responsible for Publishing and Digital Media.  Laurence can be reached at: +44 (0)1908 48 8335 or [email protected]

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