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New details confirm the complexity of the legal challenge to Germany's ratification of the Unified Patent Court reforms, says expert
Businesses should not expect a speedy resolution to the legal challenge brought in Germany against the Unified Patent Court (UPC) reforms, an expert has said.
Future mergers will be assessed on datasets as well as market share, says Singapore competition regulator
Singapore's Competition Commission (CCS) must consider how to make its policies and principles relevant in an age of big data, chairman Aubeck Kam has said.
ANALYSIS: Slow take-up of building information modelling (BIM) in the private sector means that employers are missing out on the many benefits use of the technology can bring.
The Scottish parliament has been hit by a hacking attack this week.
The latest fine issued by the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) against TalkTalk should be seen as a warning to businesses of all sizes to keep their IT systems up to date, an expert has said.
The planned £11.7 billion acquisition of Sky plc by 21st Century Fox is now expected to close in the first half of next year, according to Fox chief executive James Murdoch.
UK operators of 'essential services' such as energy, health, transport or water could face fines of up to £17 million if they fail to protect themselves from cyber attacks, the government has announced.
The UK government has announced more details behind its upcoming Data Protection Bill, which will transpose into domestic law the European Union's (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
The date on which new EU rules regarding the portability of online content will come into effect has been revised.
The UK government is considering an offer from BT to provide universal broadband access to properties across the country in a move which could see a potential new regulatory universal service obligation (USO) for broadband scrapped.
The European Commission's financial stability team Fisma has contacted some European banks over the price they charge asset managers for research, Financial News has reported.
ANALYSIS: Global technology companies operating in China should consider an information audit to account for new cybersecurity and data laws in the country.
UK telecoms regulator Ofcom has confirmed its intention to make more spectrum available for mobile data services, including potential 5G services in future.
The UK's telecoms regulator has announced plans to release more spectrum to support future demand for '5G' networks.
Uber France is to work with insurance company Axa to offer accident cover to its drivers.
Plans to require BT to allow competing telecoms companies access to spare telecoms capacity, so that they can deliver rival broadband services to business customers, have been "quashed" by the UK's Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT).
Premier League wins court order to block servers supporting illegal streams and sale of streaming devices during 2017/18 football season
Major UK internet service providers (ISPs) will be forced to block access to servers used to support the illegal streaming of English Premier League matches throughout the forthcoming 2017/18 football season.
Ban on petrol and diesel car sales from 2040 puts emphasis on updating UK's energy infrastructure, says expert
UK government plans to ban the sale of new petrol and diesel cars from 2040 will place a major emphasis on improving the country's energy infrastructure, an expert has said.
Businesses cannot send marketing emails to customers that have elected to opt out of receiving such messages as part of moves to update their terms and conditions, the UK's Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has said.