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A court in Scotland has highlighted how technology suppliers can successfully raise claims for relief for delays caused to their work, and how the businesses engaging those suppliers might properly resist those claims.
New evidence standards have been developed to help inform investment in new digital health technologies by NHS bodies in England.
ANALYSIS: Technical security specifications written into regulation must be flexible enough to avoid undermining the long-tern security of open banking and broader open finance developments as technology evolves.
ANALYSIS: A recent report published by Ireland's data protection watchdog provides a helpful reminder to businesses to take additional steps to secure personal information when processing it in the cloud.
The first free, online 'pensions dashboard', through which UK pension savers will be able to access their information from most schemes in a single place, should be up and running by next year, the government has announced.
EU countries cannot agree on the wording of the planned new e-Privacy Regulation, causing the proposed reforms to be watered down.
A new appeals process for failed dual-use export licence applications in Ireland has been established.
The government and rail industry have agreed a plan to increase efficiency of the UK's railways, improve journeys and increase the capability of the sector to trade internationally, with a focus on more and better use of technology.
An in-depth investigation into PayPal's acquisition of Swedish mobile payments start-up iZettle will be carried out by the UK's main competition authority.
A 'European Electronic Communications Code' has been finalised by EU law makers, with the new rules, on issues such as the rights to install new telecoms equipment and the use of radio spectrum, set to take effect before the end of 2020.
Amazon is likely to "fiercely defend" claims that it is a dominant platform for sellers in Germany, a competition law expert has said.
BT and KCOM have been provisionally chosen as the UK's universal service providers for broadband.
The issue or offer of digital tokens could fall outside the scope of Singapore's securities laws even if the activity is found to be subject to US law, the city state's central bank has said.
A contentious law under which arbitrators and court-appointed experts risked temporary imprisonment for breaching "the duty of objectivity and integrity" has been amended by the UAE legislature.
New rules which prevent online sellers from restricting cross-border sales based on the nationality, residence or place of establishment of their customers have come into force across the EU.
Publishers that lose defamation and privacy cases brought against them in England and Wales will not be forced to pay the "success fee" charged by lawyers of the successful party via so-called 'conditional fee arrangements' (CFAs) under cost reforms due to be implemented in April next year.
US prosecutors have charged Mike Lynch, the former chief executive of UK software business Autonomy, with fraud.
ANALYSIS: A letter published by an EU data protection watchdog earlier this year offers clues as to how a new cloud computing code of conduct will be assessed for approval under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
Telecoms operators in the UK will find out before the end of the year if Ofcom intends to place them under a duty to deliver minimum-standard broadband services across the whole or part of the country, Out-Law.com has learned.
New laws in Spain provide for out-of-court enforcement of copyright.