Appearing on the Andrew Pierce show on Friday 2 April, Rory Lynch, a Senior Associate in the Reputation & Privacy team, discussed the rise of deep fakes, their potential for harm and what could be done to regulate them. You can listen to the full interview by clicking this link and navigating to 7:23. Andrew Pierce: What do deep... Read More
The Cyber Security Breaches Survey 2021, published last week, revealed that 39% of all businesses have been impacted by a cyber-attack or breach this year. The survey, commissioned by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, has been analysing the risk of cyber attacks across the UK economy since 2016. In order to reach... Read More
As the dust began to settle following Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s explosive interview with Oprah Winfrey, Rory Lynch, a Senior Associate in our Reputation & Privacy department was invited to join the Wright on the Nail podcast to examine the fallout. Hosted by Chris Wright, a prolific producer and founder of Chrysalis Records, the... Read More
Appearing on ITV News’ flagship broadcast last night, Alex McCready, Head of Reputation and Privacy at Vardags, discussed the upcoming interview between Harry, Meghan Markle and Oprah Winfrey. The interview, which is due to be broadcast on the US channel CBS late on Sunday, before being repeated for British audiences on Monday on... Read More
After blocking all news websites from the feeds of Australian users last week, Facebook have now backed down, and restored news content, after announcing a deal with the Australian government. Facebook’s unprecedented decision to restrict what Australian users were able to see was the result of a proposed piece of legislation which... Read More
The steady move from marketing in traditional media to online platforms has always been accompanied by the development of assistive technologies. From cookies to the creation of psychometric profiles for individual users, marketers and advertisers are constantly searching for ways to refine their approach based on the characteristics of those... Read More
Over the last few weeks, the new generation of celebrity, “the influencers”, have come under increasing scrutiny. You may remember the barrage of newspaper articles criticising influencers for making unavoidable “work trips” to Dubai which of course, as any busy business professional will know, involves multiple pictures... Read More
Key to the reputation of any business is how their service is viewed by consumers. Whilst previously conceptions could be cultivated through word of mouth or direct advertising, the rise of review sites has fundamentally altered the landscape. Now, potential consumers are able to peruse hundreds of testimonials of former customers with just... Read More
Like almost all social media platforms, Twitter was originally designed with a purely social purpose. By posting status updates, users could communicate, keep in touch with distant friends and share what they had been getting up to. 15 years later, the platform is almost entirely unrecognisable. With over 300 million users, spanning... Read More
Vardags Limited is a limited company trading as Vardags, Company No 7199468, registered in England and Wales, having its registered office at 10 Old Bailey, London EC4M 7NG. Vardags is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA Number 535955). Its VAT number is 99 001 7230.
Vardags uses the term ‘Partner’ as a professional title only, to describe a Senior Solicitor, Employee or Consultant with relevant experience, expertise and qualifications (whether legally qualified or otherwise) to merit the title. Our Partners are not partners in the legal sense. They are not liable for the debts, liabilities or obligations of Vardags Limited. Similarly, the term ’Director’ is a professional title only, to describe a non-legally qualified employee or consultant of Vardags with relevant experience, expertise and qualifications to merit the title. It does not necessarily imply that the relevant individual is a director of Vardags Limited.
A list of the directors of Vardags Limited and a list of the names of those using the title of ’Director’ and ’Partner’ together with their official status is available for inspection at Vardags’ registered office.