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Cliff Richard privacy ruling likely to restrict reporting of police investigations

Fri, 07/20/2018 - 10:06
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". 
Categories: Cyber Risk News

Scotland's health and care sector set for digital technology revolution

Thu, 07/19/2018 - 08:13
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.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

Browser setting rules could be dropped from new e-Privacy Regulation

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 16:00
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.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

Google defends Android model following record EU competition fine

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 13:16
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.
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First-ever UK National Infrastructure Assessment published

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 08:49
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.
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UK to explore Unified Patent Court options in Brexit negotiations

Thu, 07/12/2018 - 15:47
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.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

New restrictions to be placed on UK communications data access

Thu, 07/12/2018 - 12:11
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.
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G-Cloud 10 goes live

Wed, 07/04/2018 - 08:58
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.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

NHS app to let patients manage data sharing preferences

Wed, 07/04/2018 - 08:50
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.
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Patents: initiating a lawsuit

Tue, 07/03/2018 - 15:07
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.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

MPs’ call for HMRC to step up VAT compliance of overseas traders 'too early', says expert

Mon, 07/02/2018 - 14:49
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.
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UK regulator considers opening up access to data from payment systems

Mon, 07/02/2018 - 10:57
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.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

New report considers potential use of blockchain in corporate reporting

Fri, 06/29/2018 - 12:02
ANALYSIS: Blockchain technology could ultimately revolutionise the way in which investors and the public consume company reports, a new report has suggested.
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Patents: filing an application and the grant procedure

Thu, 06/28/2018 - 09:25
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.
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Defamation claims on the rise in London

Wed, 06/27/2018 - 14:02
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.
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Minimum standard on cybersecurity set for UK government departments

Wed, 06/27/2018 - 08:18
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.
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EU case provides domain name trade mark lessons

Tue, 06/26/2018 - 14:11
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.
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EBA provides criteria for 'pooled audits' in CEBS update

Tue, 06/26/2018 - 08:14
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.
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Changes to UK immigration rules from 6 July 2018

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 11:52
ANALYSIS: Changes to the UK immigration rules affecting a number of categories will take effect from 6 July 2018.
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32Red pays £2m penalty after anti-money laundering failings

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 14:54
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.
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