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Finding of defamation did not unfairly restrict journalist's freedom of expression rights, rules ECHR

Fri, 06/16/2017 - 14:10
A journalist found to have defamed a businessman did not have his rights to freedom of expression unfairly restricted as a result of that finding, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has ruled.
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Europe to investigate Qualcomm acquisition of NXP

Thu, 06/15/2017 - 12:59
The European Commission has opened an in-depth investigation into the proposed purchase of semiconductor manufacturer NXP by Qualcomm under EU merger regulations.
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'Sharing platforms' can be held liable for copyright infringement, rules CJEU

Thu, 06/15/2017 - 07:41
Online platforms that allow users to search for and share copyright-infringing content uploaded to the internet by others can be held liable for copyright infringement, according to a new ruling by the EU's highest court.
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EU study finds 'little reason' for concern over impact of 'zero-rating' of apps on competition

Thu, 06/15/2017 - 07:33
Competition between internet service providers (ISPs) or content providers does not appear to have been affected very much by the 'zero-rating' practices applied by ISPs to some applications, according a new study.
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Europe to investigate Qualcomm acquisition of NXP

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 13:38
The European Commission has opened an in-depth investigation into the proposed purchase of semiconductor manufacturer NXP by Qualcomm under EU merger regulations.
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EU law makers move to limit scope of new rules on the supply of digital content

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 11:53
The rights and remedies that consumers could be entitled to in future when supplied with faulty digital content could depend on the way personal data they trade in return for that content is used, according to new proposals backed by EU law makers.
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German ratification of new Unified Patent Court system in doubt following constitutional complaint

Tue, 06/13/2017 - 13:40
Germany's ratification of the planned new Unified Patent Court (UPC) system in Europe is in doubt after a legal challenge was raised against national legislation that would endorse the new framework.
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EU considers new powers to access data held by tech companies

Fri, 06/09/2017 - 16:22
Law enforcement agencies in the EU could be given new powers to access data held by technology companies to aid their terrorist investigations, according to plans being considered by the European Commission.
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Rules on the portability of online content finalised

Fri, 06/09/2017 - 08:42
Online content service providers will be obliged to ensure that consumers in the EU can access the material they subscribe to when they are "temporarily present" in another EU country, under new rules approved by EU law makers.
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FRAND injunction issued by London court is 'globally ground-breaking', says expert

Thu, 06/08/2017 - 15:19
A judge at the High Court in London has granted the world's first 'FRAND injunction' in a move which could see devices manufactured by Chinese technology company Huawei banned from sale in the UK.
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Experts call for better balance between detail and flexibility when planning major infrastructure

Thu, 06/08/2017 - 11:34
The delivery of major infrastructure under the planning regime for nationally significant infrastructure projects (NSIPs) risks becoming too bogged down in detail at the examination and authorisation stages, research carried out by planning experts has warned.
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Telecoms groups express concern about direction of EU regulatory reforms

Thu, 06/08/2017 - 09:53
Telecoms bodies have expressed concern that planned regulatory reforms in the EU may not provide sufficient support for them to invest in new 5G technologies.
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Range of factors behind fall in number of defamation cases, says expert

Wed, 06/07/2017 - 13:55
A change in the law that makes it more challenging to prove defamation in England and Wales is just one reason why the number of defamation cases brought in the UK fell last year, according to a media law expert.
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Machine learning adopted by half of top insurers

Wed, 06/07/2017 - 10:33
Machine learning is being used for predictive analytical modelling by over half of top insurance firms worldwide, according to research by analytics firm Earnix.
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Google tool offers choice over funding for online content

Tue, 06/06/2017 - 14:39
Publishers can offer internet users a choice over how their content should be paid for by using a new tool developed by Google.
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More SMEs could benefit from venture capitalist funding under EU plans agreed on by law makers

Mon, 06/05/2017 - 10:59
A greater number of SMEs in Europe could receive investment from specialist EU venture capital funds under reforms agreed on by EU law makers.
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Global consent tools could hit targeted advertising and personalised services to the detriment of consumers, says expert

Wed, 05/31/2017 - 13:52
ANALYSIS: Consumers could miss out on services or offers they would be interested in if proposed reforms to EU e-Privacy rules make it into law.
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EU agrees to fund free community Wi-Fi hotspots

Wed, 05/31/2017 - 09:49
An EU initiative will support the installation of free public Wi-Fi hotspots in local communities.
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EBA guidance offers more clarity to banks on managing cloud supply chain issues, says expert

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 14:20
ANALYSIS: Banks will welcome the clearer guidance recently provided by the European Banking Authority (EBA) on the level of oversight that they need to have over their cloud providers' subcontracting arrangements.
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EU moves towards platform-neutral approach to regulating video and audio content

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 08:36
The same regulatory standards should apply to video and audio content posted on online platforms as those that apply to content broadcast on TV or via on-demand services, according to EU law makers.
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