Duncan Milne is a Trainee Solicitor with Blackadders @EmplawyerDunc

Duncan Milne: Taped talk can cost jobs and reputations

Covert recordings are topical at the moment. Boris Johnson was recorded with his girlfriend Carrie Symonds in their home under unpleasant circumstances. The debate that followed on Twitter was heated after Telegraph columnist Allison Pearson tweeted that the recording was harassment as it was politically motivated. The Secret Barrister stepped in to tell her it was not illegal and she was (his words, not mine) #lawyered. Covert recordings were also used against Donald Trump’s presidential election campaign in 2016 where he was recorded talking about how easy it was to pick up women with his fame.

Businesses in all sectors are becoming increasingly aware of what data they hold and its value, says Fava. Picture: contributed

Comment: Bet safe when it comes to commercialising data

It is becoming more common to hear business managers and their advisors talk about “data ownership”, but most legal systems do not ­recognise a general right of ownership over data – and businesses which do not consider and appreciate the limits of their legal rights may soon find their plans to turn data into revenue being challenged.

Work has already started on design of the ultra-fast fibre network to launch in Inverness.

Fast broadband boost for Inverness

CityFibre, the fibre optic ­telecoms firm behind ultra-fast broadband networks in Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Stirling, has today announced plans to launch its services in Inverness.

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