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MEPs back planned copyright reforms

Wed, 09/12/2018 - 16:05
Controversial plans to reform EU copyright laws have been backed by MEPs in a vote on Wednesday.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

Growth in robo advice slow and risks limited, EU report reveals

Tue, 09/11/2018 - 16:08
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.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

British Airways reports data breach

Tue, 09/11/2018 - 09:04
British Airways (BA) has reported that personal data belonging to customers was stolen in a cybersecurity breach that impacted its website and mobile app.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

Ping's online sales ban upheld by competition tribunal

Tue, 09/11/2018 - 08:45
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.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

Code on data-driven health technologies developed in the UK

Mon, 09/10/2018 - 09:10
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.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

Stronger consumer protections proposed for remote gambling

Thu, 09/06/2018 - 16:23
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.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

UK government to undertake further work to clarify scope of NIS Directive

Tue, 09/04/2018 - 10:20
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.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

International trade at a time of increased US and EU sanctions

Tue, 09/04/2018 - 09:01
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.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

Singapore personal data protection reforms in force from next year

Mon, 09/03/2018 - 10:08
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.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

Virgin Media agrees £1 telecoms land access settlement

Thu, 08/30/2018 - 10:55
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.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

'Gainshare' provisions save £500m for superfast broadband project

Tue, 08/21/2018 - 08:36
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.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

Trans Pennine railway 5G trials advertised

Tue, 08/21/2018 - 08:30
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.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

Remedies for patent infringement

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 14:57
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.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

Responsibility for paying costs in patent litigation

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 14:48
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.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

Assigning patent rights to others

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 14:32
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.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

Procedures of a patent trial and settlement

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 14:25
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.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

Reasons and remedies for patent revocation

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 10:43
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.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

Celebrities investigated by UK regulator over online endorsements

Thu, 08/16/2018 - 14:49
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.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

BBC seeks review of laws on reporting criminal investigations

Thu, 08/16/2018 - 11:19
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.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

Landowners, operators recommit to Electronic Communications Code

Wed, 08/08/2018 - 16:19
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.
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