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A new UK study is to look into how businesses use data to tailor pricing offers to consumers and whether the practice helps those consumers obtain "the best deals".
ANALYSIS: The blame for the disappointing progress of the UK's smart meter rollout should not be laid at the door of the UK's large energy suppliers. Many of the problems with the rollout stem from issues outside of their control.
Third parties seeking access to payment account information held by banks must distinguish their requests to process customer data from broader requests for acceptance of the terms and conditions for their payment services, the Dutch data protection authority has said.
ANALYSIS: A recent report on the regulation of cryptoassets provides clues about how UK authorities will support technological innovation after Brexit while addressing some of the risks that technology presents to consumers and markets.
The UK government is to fund pilot initiatives aimed at finding new ways to deliver 'full fibre' broadband networks to rural areas of the country, according to an announcement made in the chancellor's Budget on Monday.
Changes to the way private sector investment is used for public infrastructure projects in the UK must not delay essential existing and planned projects, an expert has warned.
Facebook has been fined £500,000 by the UK's Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) after the watchdog found that the company was responsible for serious breaches of UK data protection laws.
The European Banking Authority will issue final guidelines early next year on what banks and other financial institutions should have in place when outsourcing some of their functions to third parties, including cloud providers.
A recent judgment by the Court of Appeal provides important guidance on the territorial jurisdiction of the UK employment tribunals, particularly on the extent of statutory whistleblower protections for workers, an expert has said.
It is possible for more than one set of proposed licensing terms for standard-essential patents (SEPs) to be fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory (FRAND), the Court of Appeal in London has said.
Film studios, music labels and sports broadcasters would be able to prevent others making copies of their content available online via an out-of-court procedure in future, under plans being considered in the UK.
The UK government has announced a £60 million fund, split over four research programmes, designed to help the country tackle climate change.
Prospective employers in the automotive sector should "act with one voice" to address the skills gap as a matter of urgency, according to a new report.
People identified as being responsible for illegal file-sharing must be able to provide information to show that another user of their internet connection could have been responsible for the act if they wish to avoid being held liable for copyright infringement, according to a new ruling by the EU's top court.
Technology used by the NHS in England will need to conform to minimum technical standards in future, under plans outlined by the UK government.
Popular travel destinations for Chinese consumers have seen the use of mobile payments surge during the seven-day long 'Golden Week' of Chinese public holidays this October.
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.