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Controversial plans to reform EU copyright laws have been backed by MEPs in a vote on Wednesday.
The growth of automation in financial advice has been slower than anticipated and risks identified earlier have not materialised, according to a new report from the three European supervisory authorities.
British Airways (BA) has reported that personal data belonging to customers was stolen in a cybersecurity breach that impacted its website and mobile app.
Ping cannot impose an outright ban on the online sale of its golf clubs by retailers, the UK's Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT) has confirmed.
Suppliers of artificial intelligence (AI) tools to the NHS in England should explain how their algorithms work, according to new guidelines developed by the UK government.
Online gambling companies would have to verify the ages and identities of their customers before allowing them to deposit funds or place bets under proposals put forward by the UK's Gambling Commission.
The UK government is to carry out further work to help online marketplaces, online search engines and cloud computing service providers identify whether they fall under the scope of the EU's Network and Information Security (NIS) Directive.
ANALYSIS: Exporting can be a daunting prospect, but the UK and Scottish governments are making considerable efforts to encourage exporters and to explain the support that is available to them.
Organisations in Singapore will no longer be able to collect certain "unjustified" personal identification data about individuals from next year, the Personal Data Protection Commission (PDPC) has announced.
Virgin Media has settled its case with Durham County Council and will be allowed to lay cables for the delivery of its 'Project Lightning' ultrafast broadband scheme on council land for a nominal fee, both parties have announced.
Approximately £500 million in public funds were saved from the cost of delivering 'superfast' broadband access across the UK as a result of a clawback mechanism included in the project contracts, according to a new independent report.
Businesses keen on trialling technology that could provide '5G' connectivity to passengers travelling between Leeds and Manchester have been urged to express their interest in doing so to the UK government.
Businesses found to have infringed patent rights can face potentially substantial bills for compensation and a block on the manufacture, supply and sale of infringing products.
Businesses that are involved in patent litigation incur costs when engaging legal advisers. Some of these costs may be recoverable from the other side, but there are rules around costs that parties to litigation should familiarise themselves with.
Patent rights are property rights and as such can be assigned, mortgaged, licensed, etc… However, when assigning a patent there are strict requirements and procedures that the patentee must adhere to and follow.
Bringing or defending a patent claim before the courts can be a daunting prospect, not least because of the complicated nature of patents and patent law. It is vital that businesses understand the procedures that govern how patent trials operate.
When patents are granted they provide inventors up to 20 years of protection for their invention, but there are circumstances in which patents can be revoked.
A number of celebrities and social media influencers are being investigated by a UK regulator over their endorsements of others' products and services on the internet.
The BBC has called on the UK government to open a review of current laws governing the reporting of criminal investigations after deciding not to pursue an appeal against a recent privacy ruling in a case between it and the entertainer Sir Cliff Richard.
UK landowners, telecommunications operators and the government will work collaboratively to implement the revised Electronic Communications Code ('new Code') and deliver the UK's digital connectivity ambitions.