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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.
ANALYSIS: Businesses that fail to take active steps to protect their trade secrets risk missing out on new protections being introduced across Europe.
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.
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.
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.
A new European Electronic Communications Code has been provisionally agreed on by EU law makers amidst heavy industry criticism.
The UK government should be putting in place measures to support start-up companies in the technology sector more effectively, concludes a new report.
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".
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Drone operators will face height and geographical restrictions on where they can fly their machines from later this summer under new UK laws.
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.
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.
Broadband providers in the UK are now subject to stricter rules over the claims they can make about the speed of their services.
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.
The UK government will set out new "online safety legislation" later this year, it has confirmed.