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Content monitoring duties at centre of CJEU case

Mon, 06/10/2019 - 10:23
Hosts of online content could face greater obligations to monitor their services for illegal content if the advice of a senior court official is written into EU case law.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

Money2020: progress needed on digital IDs

Fri, 06/07/2019 - 12:02
ANALYSIS: Financial institutions have an opportunity to build on the trust customers have in their handling of sensitive data to develop market-leading digital identity (ID) solutions that can be used to access other on- and off-line services.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

'Model clauses' data case moves to EU court

Thu, 06/06/2019 - 10:09
A legal challenge against the use of EU-endorsed standard contractual clauses for underpinning the transfer of personal data from the EU to the US has successfully navigated its way through the Irish courts.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

Money2020: PSD2 deadline threatens e-commerce but drives broader innovation

Wed, 06/05/2019 - 10:14
ANALYSIS: Banks, fintechs and retailers are wrestling with the technical challenge of payment security standards as EU deadlines approach but, whilst compliance is the immediate priority and treat to transactions, those businesses must also look towards the longer term opportunities likely to arise from the wider push to open up access to data.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

CJEU asked to rule on German copyright 'framing' case

Tue, 06/04/2019 - 08:56
The scope to display content belonging to others on websites and apps is set to be clarified in a case before the EU's highest court.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

Money2020: financial services must 'own' ethical use of AI

Tue, 06/04/2019 - 08:39
ANALYSIS: There is growing recognition of the importance of ethical use of artificial intelligence (AI), but there remain challenges for financial services institutions over how to operationalise guidelines that have been developed so far and which function of the business should 'own' such a project.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

BBC presenter wins personal service company case

Wed, 04/24/2019 - 10:49
ITV's 'Loose Women' presenter Kaye Adams has won a tax tribunal case in which HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) claimed that her personal services company (PSC) should have applied IR35 rules to payments made by the BBC for presenting a BBC Scotland radio programme. 
Categories: Cyber Risk News

'Data trusts' can support competing interests, studies find

Wed, 04/17/2019 - 13:15
The conflicting interests different organisations have in using information can be managed through 'data trust' models, the Open Data Institute (ODI) has said at the end of a piloting scheme.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

Expect further debate over EU copyright reforms, says Rauer

Mon, 04/15/2019 - 14:32
The debate over controversial reforms to EU copyright laws will not end with the adoption of the Digital Single Market Copyright Directive, an intellectual property law expert has said.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

UK 'leading market' for autonomous vehicles

Mon, 04/15/2019 - 09:00
The UK will be the best place in the world to deploy connected and autonomous vehicles (CAVs) over the next 10 years, provided the country avoids a 'no deal' Brexit, an automotive industry association has said.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

Online platforms to face new 'duty of care' in the UK

Tue, 04/09/2019 - 08:46
A new statutory 'duty of care' will be imposed on online platforms operating in the UK under plans outlined by the UK government.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

Technology can be a catalyst for positive change in higher education

Mon, 04/08/2019 - 10:18
Technology can be a catalyst for positive change within the higher education sector, with the potential to improve student engagement and help higher education providers keep up to speed with the technical environments students are already accustomed to living in. The result is that higher education providers can not only facilitate more 'employable' graduates but they can also open up new commercial opportunities and get ahead of rivals. It is not something any provider should be ignoring.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

Tribunal unable to impose new Code agreement over occupied site

Mon, 04/08/2019 - 08:12
The Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber) has no jurisdiction to impose rights under the Electronic Communications Code ('the Code') in favour of an operator of telecommunications equipment, where a third party is currently occupying the land, it has concluded.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

Cloud tech for education providers gets UK government backing

Fri, 04/05/2019 - 10:47
Education providers in England have been encouraged to consider moving their IT estate into the cloud.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

Court finds repudiation in software customer’s non-co-operation’

Wed, 04/03/2019 - 15:17
A recent ruling has highlighted how businesses might be said to be responsible for a repudiatory breach of contract through the indications they give in their words or conduct, an expert in the resolution of technology contract disputes has said.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

Geo-blocking: businesses must act to ensure compliance

Tue, 04/02/2019 - 16:14
ANALYSIS: Businesses should check whether they need to make changes to their online sales methods to account for new 'geo-blocking' rules that came into force late last year.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

UK approach on EU copyright reforms depends on Brexit

Mon, 04/01/2019 - 09:50
The UK government may not implement controversial new copyright laws that are set to be fixed in EU law in the coming weeks, the UK's Intellectual Property Office (IPO) has confirmed.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

UK opens up access to oil and gas data

Thu, 03/28/2019 - 10:28
Terabytes of data on the UK's oil and gas fields and infrastructure has been made freely available for use by industry.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

EU copyright reforms approved by MEPs

Wed, 03/27/2019 - 14:13
The European Parliament has formally approved controversial new EU copyright laws.
Categories: Cyber Risk News