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UK study on personalised pricing commissioned

Tue, 11/06/2018 - 08:17
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".
Categories: Cyber Risk News

Unfair to blame energy suppliers for smart meter failings

Fri, 11/02/2018 - 15:36
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.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

Dutch data watchdog: PSD2 consent must be obtained 'separately'

Fri, 11/02/2018 - 15:09
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.
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Cryptoassets report hints at UK's post-Brexit approach to tech

Thu, 11/01/2018 - 10:56
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.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

Budget 2018: funding announced for rural 'full fibre' pilots

Wed, 10/31/2018 - 09:51
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.
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Budget 2018: UK private finance changes must not derail current projects

Mon, 10/29/2018 - 18:13
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.
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Facebook fined £500k for UK data protection law breaches

Thu, 10/25/2018 - 15:07
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.
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EBA to issue final outsourcing guidelines in early 2019

Wed, 10/24/2018 - 13:54
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.
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Court rules on whistleblowing protections for overseas workers

Wed, 10/24/2018 - 09:40
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.
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Patents: multiple FRAND terms possible, says UK court

Wed, 10/24/2018 - 08:14
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.
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UK considers out-of-court website blocking mechanism

Tue, 10/23/2018 - 08:56
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.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

UK innovation fund aims to tackle climate change

Mon, 10/22/2018 - 13:45
The UK government has announced a £60 million fund, split over four research programmes, designed to help the country tackle climate change.
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Focus on diversity could help close automotive the skills gap

Mon, 10/22/2018 - 08:49
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.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

EU ruling clarifies burden of proof on illegal file-sharing

Fri, 10/19/2018 - 09:06
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.
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Technology vision foresees new technical standards for NHS systems

Thu, 10/18/2018 - 15:31
Technology used by the NHS in England will need to conform to minimum technical standards in future, under plans outlined by the UK government.
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Mobile payments soar among Chinese travellers

Wed, 10/17/2018 - 15:06
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.
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CMA: collusion could be addressed with personalised pricing

Wed, 10/10/2018 - 09:51
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.
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Data protection compensation claim fails to prove 'damage'

Tue, 10/09/2018 - 11:16
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.
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Anti-malware patent survives obviousness claims over internet posts

Fri, 10/05/2018 - 14:40
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.
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UK government publishes guidance to support new trade mark laws

Thu, 10/04/2018 - 10:55
The UK government has published documents designed to support the implementation of new trade mark laws, which come into force next year.
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