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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.
The European Investment Bank (EIB) has called for the introduction of a European-wide database to pull together all available information on financing for technology companies.
The legal threshold that people must satisfy to bring defamation claims in England and Wales is set to be clarified by the UK Supreme Court.
Corporate tax rules should be reformed so that profits are taxed where businesses have significant interaction with users through digital channels, the European Commission has proposed .
An auction for spectrum identified as suitable for providing future '5G' services was officially opened by the UK's telecoms regulator on Tuesday.
A UK tax tribunal has ruled that digital versions of daily newspapers should be subject to VAT, unlike printed editions containing the same content.
ANALYSIS: The documents issued alongside the UK chancellor of the exchequer's Spring Statement had a particular focus on the 'new' economy and showed a continuing trend to use large businesses to be HMRC's unpaid tax inspectors.
The way in which content is consumed and provided will be revolutionised by the introduction of '5G' technology, a telecoms expert has said.
Reforming the way multinational technology and digital businesses are taxed should predominantly be an international effort, the UK government has said.
The UK's telecoms regulator is investigating whether practices engaged in by two mobile network operators complied with EU 'net neutrality' laws.
ANALYSIS: Two recent cases involving breaches of working at height regulations offer a clear reminder to workers of their own duties to take reasonable care for the health and safety of themselves and others.
Manufacturers of branded medicines face new statutory controls on the cost of their drugs to the NHS in the UK from 1 April.
The UK and Saudi Arabian governments have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) which commits the two countries to working together to develop technologies that will reduce carbon emissions.
Bidding will begin on 20 March for the latest batch of UK spectrum being made available for 4G and 5G services, Ofcom has announced.
The amount of investment businesses can expect to raise floating on London stock exchanges is likely to diminish the closer the UK gets to Brexit in March 2019, a corporate finance expert has said.
Debate over the scope that electronic communication service providers should be given to process metadata reflects a broader debate about how regulation should apply to different businesses in the communications market, a technology law expert has said.
ANALYSIS: The UK government's new product safety agency has published guidance to help companies deal with safety issues and recalls. Though the guidance is practical, helpful and easy to follow, smaller companies may struggle to comply with all its demands.
Cybersecurity should be embedded into the way 'smart' consumer devices are made, the UK government has said.
The next iteration of the UK's 'G-Cloud' framework is scheduled to go live in June, the UK government has announced.