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UK government shores up merger control powers to protect national interest

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 15:03
The UK government has lowered the threshold for merger intervention in sectors with implications for national security in the first stage of amendments to the Enterprise Act.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

France and Germany lag as deadline passes for new trade secrets laws

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 14:10
ANALYSIS: Businesses that fail to take active steps to protect their trade secrets risk missing out on new protections being introduced across Europe.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

Court: telecoms code does not always supersede contractual agreements

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 10:20
A telecoms operator cannot rely on its statutory right to retain equipment on third party property to avoid a landowner's claim for damages for breach of a contractual 'lift and shift' provision, a county court has ruled.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

Yahoo case highlights pivotal role of Irish data watchdog

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 08:28
Ireland's data protection authority will play "a central role" in shaping the enforcement of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), a Dublin-based data protection law expert has said.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

Cybersecurity certification framework backed by EU law makers

Fri, 06/08/2018 - 12:22
Manufacturers of connected cars and medical devices will be among the businesses able to obtain an EU-wide certificate that their products conform to cybersecurity standards under new laws that have been proposed.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

EU telecoms agreement reached amidst industry criticism

Thu, 06/07/2018 - 09:04
A new European Electronic Communications Code has been provisionally agreed on by EU law makers amidst heavy industry criticism.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

Better post-Brexit support needed for tech start-ups says report

Wed, 06/06/2018 - 09:01
The UK government should be putting in place measures to support start-up companies in the technology sector more effectively, concludes a new report.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

Regulate virtual currency exchange platforms, EU law makers urged

Tue, 06/05/2018 - 13:21
EU law makers have been called on to regulate online platforms that allow users to exchange virtual currencies for other virtual currencies "as a priority".
Categories: Cyber Risk News

UK accountancy watchdog lodges complaints in Autonomy case

Tue, 06/05/2018 - 09:39
The UK's accountancy watchdog has lodged formal complaints against two former senior executives of Autonomy, the UK software company, and two of the company's former accountants.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

Figures show HMRC shifting tax investigation focus to UK firms

Fri, 06/01/2018 - 10:56
UK firms are responsible for an increasing proportion of the tax HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) suspects of being underpaid by big businesses, according to the latest figures.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

Proposed EU copyright reforms keeping pace with digital age

Thu, 05/31/2018 - 15:49
Planned reforms to EU copyright laws attempt to balance providing protection for rights holders with encouraging growth in the digital single market, an intellectual property law expert has said.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

Directors could be made personally liable for nuisance calls

Thu, 05/31/2018 - 12:23
Company directors could be made personally liable for nuisance calls, leading to potential fines of up to £500,000, under plans announced by the UK government.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

Digital health tech backed to reduce burden on NHS

Thu, 05/31/2018 - 11:28
Digital health solutions have the potential to reduce the burdens on the NHS by helping people manage health problems before they need to be admitted to hospital, an expert in health contracts has said.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

European Data Protection Board backs ban on 'cookie walls'

Thu, 05/31/2018 - 08:06
Website and mobile app operators should be barred from requiring consumers to agree to the collection and use of their personal data in return for gaining access to their services, a new data protection watchdog has said.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

UK drone laws set with safety in mind

Wed, 05/30/2018 - 16:01
Drone operators will face height and geographical restrictions on where they can fly their machines from later this summer under new UK laws.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

US-Iran sanctions: what should non-US businesses do now?

Wed, 05/30/2018 - 15:04
ANALYSIS: As we approach 4 August, when US secondary sanctions begin to be reactivated, businesses with connections to Iran should be carefully considering their next steps.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

Ruling offers guidance on interpreting the Managed ICT Services Model Agreement

Wed, 05/30/2018 - 14:28
ANALYSIS: A recent ruling by the Court of Session in Edinburgh has provided guidance on how the UK government model IT services contract should be operated and interpreted, as well as for independent experts in preparing their reports.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

New broadband speed advert standards in force in the UK

Wed, 05/30/2018 - 13:58
Broadband providers in the UK are now subject to stricter rules over the claims they can make about the speed of their services.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

Role of data in driverless cars infratech highlighted in NIC projects

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 09:48
Data can be used to maximise the potential of infrastructure assets, as demonstrated by new plans outlined to improve the flow of vehicles through traffic light systems, a specialist in infrastructure and technology projects has said.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

UK government promises new 'online safety legislation'

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 15:28
The UK government will set out new "online safety legislation" later this year, it has confirmed.
Categories: Cyber Risk News