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Online content portability rules in effect from 1 April

Tue, 03/27/2018 - 14:08
New laws that will impact online content service providers and copyright holders are set to take effect from 1 April.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

EU 'geo-blocking' laws now in force

Tue, 03/27/2018 - 09:22
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.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

European Investment Bank pushes growth in financing for tech start-ups

Mon, 03/26/2018 - 16:03
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.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

Defamation: Supreme Court to clarify 'serious harm' test

Mon, 03/26/2018 - 15:12
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.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

EU proposes new rules to tax digital business

Wed, 03/21/2018 - 15:41
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 .
Categories: Cyber Risk News

Ofcom opens '5G' spectrum auction

Tue, 03/20/2018 - 14:23
An auction for spectrum identified as suitable for providing future '5G' services was officially opened by the UK's telecoms regulator on Tuesday.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

Tax tribunal rules digital newspapers should be subject to VAT

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 16:47
A UK tax tribunal has ruled that digital versions of daily newspapers should be subject to VAT, unlike printed editions containing the same content.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

Tax enforcement and compliance aspects of the UK Spring Statement

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 12:31
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.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

5G will be revolutionary for consumers and providers, says telecoms lawyer

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 12:08
The way in which content is consumed and provided will be revolutionised by the introduction of '5G' technology, a telecoms expert has said.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

UK clarifies position on 'revenue-based' digital tax

Thu, 03/15/2018 - 12:53
Reforming the way multinational technology and digital businesses are taxed should predominantly be an international effort, the UK government has said.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

Net neutrality investigations opened by Ofcom

Thu, 03/15/2018 - 12:17
The UK's telecoms regulator is investigating whether practices engaged in by two mobile network operators complied with EU 'net neutrality' laws.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

Employees must comply with work at height safety duties too

Wed, 03/14/2018 - 15:23
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.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

Branded medicines face new NHS cost controls

Tue, 03/13/2018 - 11:49
Manufacturers of branded medicines face new statutory controls on the cost of their drugs to the NHS in the UK from 1 April.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

UK and Saudi Arabia sign clean energy agreement

Tue, 03/13/2018 - 10:00
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.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

UK's 4G and 5G spectrum auction to begin on 20 March

Tue, 03/13/2018 - 09:55
Bidding will begin on 20 March for the latest batch of UK spectrum being made available for 4G and 5G services, Ofcom has announced.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

Brexit expected to impact on private equity-backed IPOs

Tue, 03/13/2018 - 09:44
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.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

Metadata privacy regulation at heart of broader telecoms market debate

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 15:57
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.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

UK product safety recall guidance emphasises forward planning

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 14:07
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.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

Security by design backed to combat cyber risk in smart devices

Wed, 03/07/2018 - 16:07
Cybersecurity should be embedded into the way 'smart' consumer devices are made, the UK government has said.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

G-Cloud 10 to go live in June

Wed, 03/07/2018 - 14:32
The next iteration of the UK's 'G-Cloud' framework is scheduled to go live in June, the UK government has announced.
Categories: Cyber Risk News