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New geo-blocking rules take effect in the EU

Mon, 12/03/2018 - 11:33
New rules which prevent online sellers from restricting cross-border sales based on the nationality, residence or place of establishment of their customers have come into force across the EU.
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Defamation and privacy case cost reforms earmarked for 2019

Mon, 12/03/2018 - 10:26
Publishers that lose defamation and privacy cases brought against them in England and Wales will not be forced to pay the "success fee" charged by lawyers of the successful party via so-called 'conditional fee arrangements' (CFAs) under cost reforms due to be implemented in April next year.
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US brings fraud charges in Autonomy case

Fri, 11/30/2018 - 16:45
US prosecutors have charged Mike Lynch, the former chief executive of UK software business Autonomy, with fraud.
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Data watchdogs seek 'added value' in GDPR cloud codes

Fri, 11/30/2018 - 11:50
ANALYSIS: A letter published by an EU data protection watchdog earlier this year offers clues as to how a new cloud computing code of conduct will be assessed for approval under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
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Ofcom to consult on universal broadband providers before 2019

Thu, 11/29/2018 - 15:37
Telecoms operators in the UK will find out before the end of the year if Ofcom intends to place them under a duty to deliver minimum-standard broadband services across the whole or part of the country, Out-Law.com has learned.
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Spain legislates for out-of-court copyright enforcement

Thu, 11/29/2018 - 11:44
New laws in Spain provide for out-of-court enforcement of copyright.
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PSD2 sparks rise in UK reported tech and cyber incidents

Wed, 11/28/2018 - 15:52
The number of outages that financial services firms reported to the UK's Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) more than doubled in a year, according to new data published by the regulator.
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Uber fined in the UK and Netherlands over data breach

Wed, 11/28/2018 - 10:07
Businesses are free to pay ethical hackers for flagging up security vulnerabilities to them, but should not reward malicious attackers that steal personal data after exploiting such vulnerabilities, the UK's data protection watchdog has said.
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MPs to scrutinise cause of bank 'IT failures'

Fri, 11/23/2018 - 16:22
A new UK inquiry will look into the common causes of bank IT problems and their impact on consumers.
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Men behind TalkTalk data breach jailed

Tue, 11/20/2018 - 16:17
Two men behind a major data breach at UK internet service provider TalkTalk have been jailed.
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Estonia and Scandinavia show UK the way on digital IDs

Mon, 11/19/2018 - 11:24
The process of verifying someone's identity when they use online public or business services in the UK can be streamlined by learning lessons from the way things are done in Estonia and Scandinavia, one of Estonia's foremost technologists has said.
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China and Singapore 'upgrade' free trade agreement

Fri, 11/16/2018 - 12:39
The free trade agreement (FTA) between China and Singapore has been 'upgraded' in a move Singapore's leader would expand trade and investment between the two states.
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Brexit: businesses urged to accelerate IP registrations

Thu, 11/15/2018 - 17:11
Businesses hoping to register new EU trade marks or Community designs should accelerate any pending applications to try to obtain those rights prior to Brexit, an intellectual property (IP) law expert has said.
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CMA to enforce 'geo-blocking' rules in the UK

Thu, 11/15/2018 - 16:52
The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) will be responsible for the UK enforcement of new rules on 'geo-blocking' set to take effect early next month.
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The taste of food cannot be copyrighted, rules EU court

Wed, 11/14/2018 - 16:55
The taste of food cannot be copyrighted in the EU, a recent ruling has confirmed.
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ICO prosecutes under Computer Misuse Act

Wed, 11/14/2018 - 10:51
A man has been sentenced to prison for the first time following a prosecution by the UK's Information Commissioner's Office (ICO). 
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Defamation: Supreme Court hears case on 'serious harm' test

Tue, 11/13/2018 - 15:18
The UK Supreme Court has begun hearing arguments in a case set to help clarify the legal threshold that people need to satisfy to bring defamation claims in England and Wales.
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UK reviews telecoms supply chain

Mon, 11/12/2018 - 14:34
The security of the UK's telecoms infrastructure is being reviewed by the UK government.
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Virtual interactions can ease NHS pressures, says expert

Mon, 11/12/2018 - 14:05
NHS bodies should be bolder in using technology to address the increasing cost and time pressures they are under, a digital health expert has said.
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Electric vehicles: utilities and automotives tipped to collaborate

Fri, 11/09/2018 - 14:53
We can expect to see energy suppliers collaborate more with automotive manufacturers and retailers to push solutions in response to the growing electric vehicle market, an expert has said.
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