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Defamation law to be reformed in Scotland

Tue, 01/15/2019 - 15:38
Major changes to defamation laws in Scotland have been backed by the Scottish government in a move which will bring the laws more closely into line with those already in place in England and Wales.
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UK moving from 'open banking' to 'open finance'

Mon, 01/14/2019 - 16:19
Businesses and consumers can expect to gain greater control over how their financial data is used, meaning they will be able to access innovative new services as the UK moves to a system of 'open finance', an expert has said.
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UK government gives advice to online businesses in case of no-deal Brexit

Mon, 01/14/2019 - 15:03
The UK government has issued guidance for online businesses and service providers on how to operate in the European Economic Area (EEA) should the UK leave the EU at the end of March with no withdrawal agreement.
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Amazon 'Dash' button ruled illegal in Germany

Mon, 01/14/2019 - 13:01
Amazon's Dash button service breaches consumer protection and e-commerce regulations in Germany, a court in the country has ruled.
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NHS to test power of smart meters to enable digital health

Mon, 01/14/2019 - 10:47
The power of smart meters to monitor the health of people in the home is to be examined in an NHS trial in England in an initiative that shows the potential for energy suppliers to diversify into the health and care sector, an expert has said.
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EU court advised to limit scope of 'right to be forgotten'

Fri, 01/11/2019 - 08:46
Search engines should not be forced to alter their search results for users outside of the EU when complying with 'right to be forgotten' requests made under EU data protection laws, a senior adviser to the EU's highest court has said.
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Last chance for international firms to settle UK tax liabilities

Thu, 01/10/2019 - 15:19
Multinational companies will be given the opportunity to disclose any cross-border arrangements that divert UK profits overseas and settle the associated tax liability, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has announced.
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Business fined after data subject access request failings

Thu, 01/10/2019 - 14:18
A business that failed to respond fully to a data subject access request and later ignored an enforcement notice served on it for doing so has been fined £15,000 for breaching UK data protection laws.
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Review urged into potential pan-EU cryptoasset regulation

Thu, 01/10/2019 - 12:18
EU policymakers should investigate the case for pan-EU regulation of cryptoassets, the European Banking Authority (EBA) has said.
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New Hong Kong international arbitration rules in force

Thu, 01/10/2019 - 10:16
New rules governing arbitrations administered by the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC) are now in force, intended to better reflect the use of technology and accommodate multi-party and multi-contract arbitrations.
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UK to recognise medical device 'CE' marks after 'no deal' Brexit

Wed, 01/09/2019 - 16:56
Medical device manufacturers will not be required to obtain new 'CE' markings for their products in the immediate aftermath of Brexit to continue supplying those devices in the UK, the Medicines & Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has confirmed.
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Life sciences: beyond Brexit, restructuring and a focus on tech to unlock value in 2019

Tue, 01/08/2019 - 16:44
ANALYSIS: Brexit concerns will continue to be a boardroom issue for the life sciences sector in 2019, but a focus on corporate restructuring, partnering and greater use of new technologies is likely to drive change and growth in the sector this year.
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Bahrain takes the lead on 'open banking' in the Middle East

Tue, 01/08/2019 - 10:37
Retail banks operating in Bahrain have until the end of this month to outline how they intend to the implement 'open banking' required by new regulations.
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Businesses urged to shield against risk of social engineering

Tue, 01/08/2019 - 10:19
Businesses should train staff how to detect and avoid falling victim to social engineering to help keep their data secure, an expert has said.
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Twitter faces Irish inquiry over data breaches

Fri, 12/21/2018 - 13:06
Twitter's compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is being scrutinised in Ireland.
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Uber fined €400,000 in France over data breach

Fri, 12/21/2018 - 12:14
Uber in France has been hit with a €400,000 fine by the country's data protection watchdog in response to a major data breach the company experienced in 2016.
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European Electronic Communications Code in force

Fri, 12/21/2018 - 10:11
New laws that aim to bring greater harmonisation to the way telecoms companies and markets are regulated in the EU have entered into force.
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FCA bans contractual restrictions on PSD2 access rights

Thu, 12/20/2018 - 16:58
Banks, credit card providers and other account servicing payment service providers (ASPSPs) are prohibited from contractually regulating the rights that third parties enjoy in law to access the payment account data, the UK's Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has confirmed.
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Uber drivers were 'workers', Court of Appeal confirms

Thu, 12/20/2018 - 14:47
A group of Uber drivers who challenged their employment status in the tribunals were 'workers', and so entitled to a minimum wage and paid holidays, the Court of Appeal has confirmed.
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Anti-virus software providers face UK probe

Wed, 12/19/2018 - 15:38
Providers of anti-virus software in the UK face scrutiny for their compliance with consumer protection laws.
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