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The Irish government and Apple have signed a legal agreement which will enable Ireland to begin recovery of around €13 billion worth of state aid granted to the company between 2003 and 2014.
ANALYSIS: The North Sea was built on innovation and enterprise, so it is not surprising that the well-publicised difficulties of recent years have led to a host of new technology startups.
A long-running case over whether US authorities have a right to access data stored outside of the country has been brought to an end.
A group of UK MPs said it had “serious concerns” over the ability of the senior leadership of NHS Digital to understand and protect health and social care data.
The number of outstanding tax disputes waiting to be heard by the UK tribunals has continued to rise, as the high profile crackdown on tax avoidance by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) continues.
A journalist should generally be entitled to obtain copies of documentation lodged with the tribunal as part of a tax appeal, including the grounds of appeal and the response of HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC), the Upper Tribunal (UT) has ruled.
ANALYSIS: Businesses looking to develop connected and autonomous cars must consider how they will access patented technology central to the way those vehicles will operate.
The UK government is to consider whether the powers that the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has at its disposal are fit for the digital age as part of a major review of the UK's competition law framework.
ANALYSIS: The mainstream adoption of new connected and autonomous vehicles (CAV) will depend on infrastructure being updated with CAV technologies in mind: in this respect, collaboration between the infrastructure and technology sectors is essential.
France is entitled to prosecute Uber for operating its 'UberPop' carpooling service in breach of French law without first notifying the European Commission, the EU's highest court has ruled.
More than £1.3 billion has been raised from the latest '4G' and '5G' spectrum auctions in the UK, the country's telecoms regulator has announced.
A new '5G city' is to be established in the UK, the government has confirmed.
Telecoms companies installing new fibre broadband networks in England will not have to pay business rates on impacted land under new laws set to come into force later this month.
Online marketplaces, online search engines and cloud computing service providers operating in the UK can expect new guidance to be issued to help them comply with the EU's Network and Information Security (NIS) Directive, the UK government has said.
The design of the UK's new universal service obligation (USO) for broadband has been specified in law.
Plans to invest in the use and development of "immersive technologies", such as virtual and augmented reality, have been set out by the UK government as part of a package of measures to support the country's creative industries.
The way in which the discount rate applied to lump sum personal injury payments is calculated will be changed in order to "better reflect evidence of actual investment habits", the UK government has confirmed.
ANALYSIS: A recent ruling by the Court of Appeal in London highlights a gap in the law on software, and should prompt a change in UK legislation.
New laws that will impact online content service providers and copyright holders are set to take effect from 1 April.
New laws that prohibit online businesses in the EU from applying practices that discriminate against consumers on the basis of their nationality, place or residence or place of establishment have entered into force.