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Technology Law Alliance

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Jeremy Newton

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Technology Law Alliance


Jeremy is a director of Technology Law Alliance, a leading specialist IT and outsourcing practice, and is based in their London office. He advises both IT service providers and customer-side clients on large IT projects and outsourcing contracts. Active clients in the current year have included Hitachi Data Systems (IT storage solutions and services), Crest Nicholson (housebuilder), F&C Asset Management (financial services) and Cooper Gay Swett & Crawford (wholesale and reinsurance broking).


Slaughter and May (trainee and then assistant in IP group): 1989-94; Pitmans (assistant and then partner): 1994-97; CMS Cameron McKenna (partner): 1997-2000; Sun Microsystems (assistant general counsel): 2000-01; Nabarro Nathanson (partner): 2001-05; Technology Law Alliance (director): 2005 to date. Publications of note include: contributor to and joint editor of A Manager's Guide to IT Law (published by the British Computer Society); contributor to Computer Law (ed. by Chris Reed, published by Oxford University Press).


Law Society; IOD; International Technology Law Association; British Computer Society (Secretary of the Financial Services Group).


University of Warwick, BA English and American Literature (1986); City University, London, CPE (1987); Wolverhampton Polytechnic, Law Society Finals (1989); University of Bristol, Diploma in Intellectual Property Law (1991); University of Birmingham, MA Shakespeare and Theatre (2007); University of Oxford, MSt Literature and Arts (2014).


Drama; sport.

London: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

IT and telecoms

Within: IT and telecoms

Boutique firm Technology Law Alliance is noted for handling complex IT projects for suppliers and buyers of outsourced services, and has substantial experience in the insurance and financial services sectors. Practice head Jeremy Newton handles IT contracts and complex outsourcing arrangements, while Gavin Wakefield is recognised for his financial, energy and public sector knowledge.

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The B?rbulescu case and employee monitoring: all the sordid details

March 2016. By Jeremy Newton

A recent judgment of the European Court of Human Rights attracted an unusual amount of media attention. The decision in B?rbulescu v Romania [2016] in January concerned the tension between an employer’s right to monitor the activities of staff in the workplace, and an employee’s right to privacy. Many of the press reports that followed had alarmist headlines suggesting, wrongly, that companies could now engage in unrestricted monitoring of all private communications by their staff. This article outlines the factual background to the case, and discusses what it means for companies and their obligations in relation to private e-mails and internet use. [Continue Reading]

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