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Law Firms in Abu Dhabi
Sep 2018

ADR and Domain Name Control Law in UAE

UAE Domain Name Governance and Dispute Resolution What is in the name, asked a layman. Everything, if it is a domain name, replied the lawyer!   Introduction Almost every kind of business, whether a startup or a fully-grown company need an online presence through an official website. A website is…

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Lawyers in Abu Dhabi
Jul 2018

The Law, the iPhone and Facial Recognition - Part II

eye-Phone: Legal Issues about Apple's New Facial Recognition  Feature – Part II The ever-changing technology the law is always trying to keep up its pace as now the interaction of law and technology is more critical than ever. The ungoverned technology is a danger to the society if drones are flying…

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Lawyers in Dubai
Jun 2018

The Law, the iPhone and Facial Recognition

eye(PHONE) Mahatma Gandhi said an eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind. Talking about eyes, we have heard that every closed eye is not sleeping and every open sight is not seeing. From eyeglasses to contact lens and from augmented reality to google glass, disruptive technologies…

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Law Firms in Dubai
May 2018

The General Data Protection Regulation

  GDPR COMPLIANT OR NOT? Introduction On 25 May 2018, General Data Protection Regulation (the GDPR) will come into effect in European Union. It is the most significant transformation to the landscape of European data protection in the past twenty years. Upon the enactment of new GDPR law, all the…

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Lawyers in Dubai
May 2018

Digital platforms and Their Terms of Use

Digital platforms and their terms of use: Does it matter? The many digital platforms are transforming almost every industry today; it is swiftly becoming apparent that the similar looking terms of use and privacy policies currently applicable may not provide new entrepreneurs or platform users with an adequate sense of…

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Lawyers in Dubai
Jan 2018

Cloud Computing at Arm's Length?

Cloud Computing and Transfer Pricing In these times life without Netflix or Google Drive is hard to imagine, right? Accessing your all-time favorite movies from wherever you are to whenever you need without the hassle of carrying a bunch of discs and tapes wherever you go. Be it your slumber…

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Technology Law Firms in Dubai
Sep 2017

MAN, the Law, and Algorithms!

MAN, the Law, and Algorithms! “Computers will overtake humans with Artificial Intelligence within the next 100 years. When that happens, we need to make sure that computers have goals aligned with ours.”         Stephen Hawking A few years ago, I used to take the morning bus to reach…

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Insurance Lawyers in Dubai
Apr 2017

Fair Share - An Overview of Insurance Web Aggregators

Fair Share - An Overview of Insurance Web Aggregators  “When action grows unprofitable, gather information” -Ursula K. Le Guin, The Left Hand of Darkness   From driverless cars to high-tech drones, mankind reveals an inclination to innovate first and plan later. The internet, for instance, has developed so fast making…

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MLM Lawyers in Dubai
May 2016

Bit Coins: Decrypting the Currency (Updated)

In this interesting Article, Surbhi questions the legal standing of the cryptocurrency Bitcoin and the challenges it has posed for both financial institutions and regulators at large. Historically, finance has always been international in character; capital has rarely been mobile. Money has moved freely across borders for all of the…

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Legal Protection of Software - An Overview
Mar 2015

Legal Protection of Software - An Overview

Legal Protection of Software - A Detailed Overview   Intellectual property is an intrinsic part of the modern economy. We have discussed trademarks in all forms be it color or smell, discussed copyright and its infringements; and highlighted the importance of having a claim over one’s work product or invention.…

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STA Law Firm - Information Technology Lawyers
Mar 2014

Cybercrime and UAE Law

From coding a logic bomb to malicious hacking and from the formation of ransomware gangs to spear phishing, no computer in the cyber world is today immune from an electronic misdeed that continues to grow and develop and at the same time survive criminal prosecution in many instances. The year…

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