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In a ruling over a dispute between Sir Cliff Richard and the BBC, the High Court ruled that "as a matter of general principle, a suspect has a reasonable expectation of privacy in relation to a police investigation".
Scotland's new digital health and care strategy contains a blueprint for the adoption of digital technologies to transform the way health and care services are delivered and improve outcomes for patients.
Plans to force web browser providers to ask users to set their privacy preferences could be scrapped, according to proposals under consideration by EU law makers.
The European Commission has imposed a €4.34 billion fine on Google over "illegal restrictions" it said the company had imposed on mobile device manufacturers and network operators.
The UK must act now to make the switch to low carbon energy, reduce congestion, increase recycling and improve resilience to extreme weather events, the National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) has said.
The UK government will seek to ensure the country's continued participation in the Unified Patent Court (UPC) project after its EU membership ends as part of the broader Brexit negotiations, it has confirmed.
New restrictions are to be placed on accessing communications data in the UK after the government moved to implement an EU court ruling applicable to surveillance laws in place in the country.
Public sector bodies in the UK can buy cloud-based IT services from more than 3,500 suppliers via the new 'G-Cloud 10' framework, which went live on Tuesday.
NHS patients in England will be able to manage how the data held about them by their GP is shared via the new NHS app due to launch later this year.
Patents are valuable assets. It is sometimes necessary for owners to assert their patent rights in legal proceedings and, equally, for third parties restricted from selling rival goods by the existence of patents that are not valid to seek revocation of the rights those patents confer.
The House of Commons Public Accounts Committee has called on HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) to increase VAT compliance checks on overseas traders selling goods in the UK via online platforms.
The business chosen to provide the central infrastructure behind new payments architecture in the UK could be required to give companies active in the payments market access to the "global transaction datasets" it will hold, according to plans under consideration by a UK regulator.
ANALYSIS: Blockchain technology could ultimately revolutionise the way in which investors and the public consume company reports, a new report has suggested.
Inventions may be protected by the patent system, which has a statutory basis developed and refined by case law. Businesses wishing to obtain patent protection need to file an application to patent offices.
The growing use of social media could be a factor behind the 39% rise in the number of defamation claims brought before the courts in London that has been recorded, a media law expert has said.
UK government departments must record which "security related responsibilities" lie with them and which with their suppliers when outsourcing services, according to new cybersecurity standards that have been mandated.
A US company has lost its bid to obtain EU trade mark protection for 'france.com' after an EU court ruled it was too similar to an existing trade mark owned by the French government.
ANALYSIS: A new checklist has been developed by the European Banking Authority (EBA) to help banks and other financial institutions understand when they might rely on 'pooled audits' of service providers.
ANALYSIS: Changes to the UK immigration rules affecting a number of categories will take effect from 6 July 2018.
An online gambling provider has paid a penalty of more than £2 million after it failed to meet its obligations on social responsibility and on addressing the risk of money laundering.