Latest legal news on tmt from Out-Law.com, part of international law firm Pinsent Masons
Updated: 2 hours 14 min ago
A 'digital highway code' "may be desirable" and help ensure driverless cars operate within UK road traffic laws, according to the bodies commissioned to assess what legal reforms are necessary to account for the use of autonomous vehicles.
ANALYSIS: The UAE's much-anticipated Foreign Direct Investment Law ('FDI Law') has recently come into force, laying the framework for up to 100% direct foreign investment in the UAE.
ANALYSIS: The second edition of the Building Information Modelling (BIM) Protocol brought about some welcome changes, but after six months the uptake from industry has not been as extensive as hoped.
New rules have been introduced in Hong Kong to shield retail investors from risks associated with investing in cryptoassets.
Telecoms companies in the UK will be given "unrestricted access" to the infrastructure owned by BT to deploy their own high-speed, high-capacity broadband networks, including those built on fibre-optic cables and '5G' wireless technology, under proposals published by Ofcom.
Technology and telecoms companies dominate the list of companies that have filed the most applications for European patents relating to driverless cars, according to data compiled by the European Patent Office (EPO).
ANALYSIS: Landowners and telecoms operators can expect the UK's Electronic Communications Code (ECC) to be updated again in the coming months to support the government's broadband ambitions, but can learn how the current ECC applies from two recent rulings.
ANALYSIS: Ireland is set to grow in popularity as a place businesses will choose to assert or challenge patent rights.
The total value of disputed tax potentially underpaid by the UK's 2,000 biggest businesses increased to £27.8 billion last year, driven by in part by more inquiries into transfer pricing arrangements.
Claims for compensation made under the old Electronic Communications Code (ECC) in the UK cannot be brought before a tribunal tasked with resolving disputes under the new ECC, the tribunal has confirmed.
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".
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.
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.
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.
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.