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The body behind the operation of several hospitals and other health institutions in Singapore and the city state's central national IT agency for the public healthcare sector have been fined a total of SIN$1 million ($739,000) over data security failings that enabled a hacker to access the personal data of nearly 1.5m people.
Major changes to defamation laws in Scotland have been backed by the Scottish government in a move which will bring the laws more closely into line with those already in place in England and Wales.
Businesses and consumers can expect to gain greater control over how their financial data is used, meaning they will be able to access innovative new services as the UK moves to a system of 'open finance', an expert has said.
The UK government has issued guidance for online businesses and service providers on how to operate in the European Economic Area (EEA) should the UK leave the EU at the end of March with no withdrawal agreement.
Amazon's Dash button service breaches consumer protection and e-commerce regulations in Germany, a court in the country has ruled.
The power of smart meters to monitor the health of people in the home is to be examined in an NHS trial in England in an initiative that shows the potential for energy suppliers to diversify into the health and care sector, an expert has said.
Search engines should not be forced to alter their search results for users outside of the EU when complying with 'right to be forgotten' requests made under EU data protection laws, a senior adviser to the EU's highest court has said.
Multinational companies will be given the opportunity to disclose any cross-border arrangements that divert UK profits overseas and settle the associated tax liability, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has announced.
A business that failed to respond fully to a data subject access request and later ignored an enforcement notice served on it for doing so has been fined £15,000 for breaching UK data protection laws.
EU policymakers should investigate the case for pan-EU regulation of cryptoassets, the European Banking Authority (EBA) has said.
New rules governing arbitrations administered by the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC) are now in force, intended to better reflect the use of technology and accommodate multi-party and multi-contract arbitrations.
Medical device manufacturers will not be required to obtain new 'CE' markings for their products in the immediate aftermath of Brexit to continue supplying those devices in the UK, the Medicines & Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has confirmed.
ANALYSIS: Brexit concerns will continue to be a boardroom issue for the life sciences sector in 2019, but a focus on corporate restructuring, partnering and greater use of new technologies is likely to drive change and growth in the sector this year.
Retail banks operating in Bahrain have until the end of this month to outline how they intend to the implement 'open banking' required by new regulations.
Businesses should train staff how to detect and avoid falling victim to social engineering to help keep their data secure, an expert has said.
Twitter's compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is being scrutinised in Ireland.
Uber in France has been hit with a €400,000 fine by the country's data protection watchdog in response to a major data breach the company experienced in 2016.
New laws that aim to bring greater harmonisation to the way telecoms companies and markets are regulated in the EU have entered into force.
Banks, credit card providers and other account servicing payment service providers (ASPSPs) are prohibited from contractually regulating the rights that third parties enjoy in law to access the payment account data, the UK's Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has confirmed.
A group of Uber drivers who challenged their employment status in the tribunals were 'workers', and so entitled to a minimum wage and paid holidays, the Court of Appeal has confirmed.