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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
ANALYSIS: Blockchain technology could ultimately revolutionise the way in which investors and the public consume company reports, a new report has suggested.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
ANALYSIS: Changes to the UK immigration rules affecting a number of categories will take effect from 6 July 2018.
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.
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.
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.
A national data strategy is to be developed in the UK, the government has announced.
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.
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.
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.