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New restrictions to be placed on UK communications data access

Thu, 07/12/2018 - 12:11
New restrictions are to be placed on accessing communications data in the UK after the government moved to implement an EU court ruling applicable to surveillance laws in place in the country.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

G-Cloud 10 goes live

Wed, 07/04/2018 - 08:58
Public sector bodies in the UK can buy cloud-based IT services from more than 3,500 suppliers via the new 'G-Cloud 10' framework, which went live on Tuesday.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

NHS app to let patients manage data sharing preferences

Wed, 07/04/2018 - 08:50
NHS patients in England will be able to manage how the data held about them by their GP is shared via the new NHS app due to launch later this year.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

Patents: initiating a lawsuit

Tue, 07/03/2018 - 15:07
Patents are valuable assets. It is sometimes necessary for owners to assert their patent rights in legal proceedings and, equally, for third parties restricted from selling rival goods by the existence of patents that are not valid to seek revocation of the rights those patents confer.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

MPs’ call for HMRC to step up VAT compliance of overseas traders 'too early', says expert

Mon, 07/02/2018 - 14:49
The House of Commons Public Accounts Committee has called on HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) to increase VAT compliance checks on overseas traders selling goods in the UK via online platforms.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

UK regulator considers opening up access to data from payment systems

Mon, 07/02/2018 - 10:57
The business chosen to provide the central infrastructure behind new payments architecture in the UK could be required to give companies active in the payments market access to the "global transaction datasets" it will hold, according to plans under consideration by a UK regulator.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

New report considers potential use of blockchain in corporate reporting

Fri, 06/29/2018 - 12:02
ANALYSIS: Blockchain technology could ultimately revolutionise the way in which investors and the public consume company reports, a new report has suggested.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

Patents: filing an application and the grant procedure

Thu, 06/28/2018 - 09:25
Inventions may be protected by the patent system, which has a statutory basis developed and refined by case law. Businesses wishing to obtain patent protection need to file an application to patent offices.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

Defamation claims on the rise in London

Wed, 06/27/2018 - 14:02
The growing use of social media could be a factor behind the 39% rise in the number of defamation claims brought before the courts in London that has been recorded, a media law expert has said.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

Minimum standard on cybersecurity set for UK government departments

Wed, 06/27/2018 - 08:18
UK government departments must record which "security related responsibilities" lie with them and which with their suppliers when outsourcing services, according to new cybersecurity standards that have been mandated.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

EU case provides domain name trade mark lessons

Tue, 06/26/2018 - 14:11
A US company has lost its bid to obtain EU trade mark protection for 'france.com' after an EU court ruled it was too similar to an existing trade mark owned by the French government.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

EBA provides criteria for 'pooled audits' in CEBS update

Tue, 06/26/2018 - 08:14
ANALYSIS: A new checklist has been developed by the European Banking Authority (EBA) to help banks and other financial institutions understand when they might rely on 'pooled audits' of service providers.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

Changes to UK immigration rules from 6 July 2018

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 11:52
ANALYSIS: Changes to the UK immigration rules affecting a number of categories will take effect from 6 July 2018.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

32Red pays £2m penalty after anti-money laundering failings

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 14:54
An online gambling provider has paid a penalty of more than £2 million after it failed to meet its obligations on social responsibility and on addressing the risk of money laundering.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

New rules on free flow of non-personal data move closer

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 10:54
Governments across the EU would have to justify national regulations requiring companies to store non-personal data locally under proposed new rules that moved closer to being finalised on Tuesday.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

Company entitled to damages despite affirming contract in bribery case

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 10:26
A company was entitled to bring a claim for damages against a contractor which had paid bribes to its former managing director, regardless of whether it had affirmed its commercial relationship with the briber after the bribery came to light.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

National data strategy to be developed in the UK

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 15:11
A national data strategy is to be developed in the UK, the government has announced.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

EU court could settle ICANN data gathering dispute

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 11:55
The amount of data that domain name registrars can be forced to gather on people operating websites could be determined by the EU's highest court.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

'World first' marine insurance blockchain platform welcomed

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 16:33
The launch of a 'world first' marine insurance blockchain platform shows that the insurance industry is moving the technology "from hype into reality", an expert has said.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

PSD2: no cross-checking on consent needed, says EBA

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 08:35
Banks do not need to check whether their customers have given other companies permission to access information from their payment accounts under EU payment services laws, the European Banking Authority (EBA) has confirmed.
Categories: Cyber Risk News