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CMA to enforce 'geo-blocking' rules in the UK

Thu, 11/15/2018 - 16:52
The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) will be responsible for the UK enforcement of new rules on 'geo-blocking' set to take effect early next month.
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The taste of food cannot be copyrighted, rules EU court

Wed, 11/14/2018 - 16:55
The taste of food cannot be copyrighted in the EU, a recent ruling has confirmed.
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ICO prosecutes under Computer Misuse Act

Wed, 11/14/2018 - 10:51
A man has been sentenced to prison for the first time following a prosecution by the UK's Information Commissioner's Office (ICO). 
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Defamation: Supreme Court hears case on 'serious harm' test

Tue, 11/13/2018 - 15:18
The UK Supreme Court has begun hearing arguments in a case set to help clarify the legal threshold that people need to satisfy to bring defamation claims in England and Wales.
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UK reviews telecoms supply chain

Mon, 11/12/2018 - 14:34
The security of the UK's telecoms infrastructure is being reviewed by the UK government.
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Virtual interactions can ease NHS pressures, says expert

Mon, 11/12/2018 - 14:05
NHS bodies should be bolder in using technology to address the increasing cost and time pressures they are under, a digital health expert has said.
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Electric vehicles: utilities and automotives tipped to collaborate

Fri, 11/09/2018 - 14:53
We can expect to see energy suppliers collaborate more with automotive manufacturers and retailers to push solutions in response to the growing electric vehicle market, an expert has said.
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Driverless cars: 'digital highway code' considered in UK review

Fri, 11/09/2018 - 10:49
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.
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UAE foreign direct investment changes 'will increase diversification' of economy

Thu, 11/08/2018 - 12:38
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.
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How has the construction industry adapted to the new BIM Protocol?

Thu, 11/08/2018 - 11:26
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.
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Hong Kong stiffens regulation of cryptoassets

Thu, 11/08/2018 - 11:07
New rules have been introduced in Hong Kong to shield retail investors from risks associated with investing in cryptoassets.
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UK telcos to gain new rights to support 5G connectivity

Thu, 11/08/2018 - 10:57
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.
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Tech companies lead on driverless car patent applications

Thu, 11/08/2018 - 10:52
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).
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Insight into Electronic Communications Code rulings and reforms

Wed, 11/07/2018 - 11:38
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.
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Ireland tipped to grow as centre for patent litigation

Wed, 11/07/2018 - 11:23
ANALYSIS: Ireland is set to grow in popularity as a place businesses will choose to assert or challenge patent rights.
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Transfer pricing disputes push up disputed large business tax

Wed, 11/07/2018 - 10:10
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.
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Electronic Communication Code: Tribunal clarifies its jurisdiction

Tue, 11/06/2018 - 09:46
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.
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UK study on personalised pricing commissioned

Tue, 11/06/2018 - 08:17
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".
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Unfair to blame energy suppliers for smart meter failings

Fri, 11/02/2018 - 15:36
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.
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Dutch data watchdog: PSD2 consent must be obtained 'separately'

Fri, 11/02/2018 - 15:09
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.
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