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The risk of businesses colluding with one another over the price of goods and services would diminish if there was extensive use of personalised pricing algorithms in digital markets, the UK's Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has said.
Businesses that breach UK data protection law or misuse personal information are not automatically obliged to pay compensation to people affected by that breach, the High Court in London has confirmed.
A series of messages posted on an internet bulletin board about how certain anti-malware software could be used did not invalidate a patent covering that technology, the High Court in London has ruled.
The UK government has published documents designed to support the implementation of new trade mark laws, which come into force next year.
The role that data can play in improving competition, innovation and consumers' experiences in the UK's financial services, energy and telecoms markets is to be considered in a new cross-government review.
The Competition and Consumer Commission of Singapore (CCCS) fined Grab and Uber over S$13m, saying that their merger led to a substantial erosion of competition in Singapore.
Competition and digital innovation at banks is at risk unless significant changes are made to planned new regulatory guidelines on outsourcing, an international law firm has said.
Geo-blocking rules set to take effect later this year apply to cross-border cloud computing contracts between businesses, the European Commission has confirmed.
ANALYSIS: A UK government proposal would expand ministers' already considerable powers to intervene in mergers on national security grounds.
Tax rulings granted by Luxembourg in favour of McDonald's were not illegal state aid, the European Commission has concluded following an investigation.
A panel of academics, led by a former economic advisor to the US government, has been given a few months to come up with recommendations on how the UK's competition regime could be updated to better account for developments in digital markets.
Holders of standard-essential patents (SEPs) should not automatically be considered to be in breach of US competition laws if they fail to licence their patents to others on fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory (FRAND) terms, a senior US official at the Department of Justice (DoJ) has said.
The UK will set up its own electronic tender notification platform to replace the Tenders Electronic Daily (TED) section of the EU Official Journal (OJEU) if it leaves the EU without a formal Brexit deal in place, it has confirmed.
It is possible for intelligence agencies and law enforcement bodies to engage in the mass interception of communications to protect national security without breaching human rights, the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) has said.
Businesses can help shape the way a new testbed for "innovative products and services using personal data in innovative ways" is designed, according to the UK's data protection authority.
Controversial plans to reform EU copyright laws have been backed by MEPs in a vote on Wednesday.
The growth of automation in financial advice has been slower than anticipated and risks identified earlier have not materialised, according to a new report from the three European supervisory authorities.
British Airways (BA) has reported that personal data belonging to customers was stolen in a cybersecurity breach that impacted its website and mobile app.
Ping cannot impose an outright ban on the online sale of its golf clubs by retailers, the UK's Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT) has confirmed.
Suppliers of artificial intelligence (AI) tools to the NHS in England should explain how their algorithms work, according to new guidelines developed by the UK government.