Technology, Media & Telecoms

The rapid growth in the number of digital companies engaged with MacRoberts has underlined our status as a world leader in technology excellence. Both the UK and the Scottish Government express their firm support for this sector, recognising the potential for job creation and seeing it as a key part of the nation’s economic growth strategy.

It is therefore important to have a team of advisers who understand these challenges and the specific needs of their clients. We have experts who understand not only the law but also many of the technologies which our clients need to use. Our expert knowledge spans the full range of legal services for the sector and we take the time to understand your business, your business drivers and risks and reflect these in the commercial advice we provide. We offer sensible commercial and practical advice based on our knowledge and experience.

“The technology sector is one of MacRoberts’ key strengths and our knowledge of tech and IP is unrivalled – we’re real tech geeks at heart.”

Alan Kelly, Head of Technology, Media & Telecoms
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    • GDPR An indigestible cookie: pre-ticked box cookie consent ruled invalid Website operators should take steps to ensure that they do not fall foul of a recent preliminary ruling on cookies by the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU). On 01 October 2019, the CJEU held that a user’s consent to the use of cookies is not valid if consent is given by way of a pre-ticked box.
    • Technology, Media & Telecoms Digesting the ICO's new cookie guidance - 6 things to note The ICO recently released new guidance on the use of cookies and similar technologies such as scripts, tracking pixels and plugins. This important guidance may have been missed by those away over the summer when it was issued.
    • Technology, Media & Telecoms Scotland's FinTech credentials on the rise The UK Government's 'UK FinTech State of the Nation' brochure provides an overview of the UK's booming FinTech industry.
    • Technology, Media & Telecoms Smart Devices to get regulatory baseline security measures? The use of smart devices or smart products by both consumers and industry is rapidly increasing, however, there are growing concerns over their security with many being potentially vulnerable to cyber attacks.

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