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Copyright ruling challenges internet practices on posting photos

Wed, 08/08/2018 - 14:04
Website operators cannot lift copyrighted media lawfully posted elsewhere on the internet without first obtaining the rights holder's permission to publish the image themselves, the EU's highest court has ruled.
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Defences against patent infringement

Wed, 08/08/2018 - 08:57
Businesses can face claims of patent infringement if they carry out acts infringing patented products or processes without the consent of patent rights holders. However, UK patent law contains a number of defences against infringement which businesses may be able to rely on to defeat such claims.
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Direct and indirect patent infringement

Wed, 08/08/2018 - 08:50
Businesses can be found liable for either direct or indirect patent infringement under UK patent law. The differences between the two types of infringing acts are set out in section 60 of the Patents Act 1977.
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Unified Patent Court: UK to be a member during Brexit transition

Wed, 08/08/2018 - 08:02
The UK government has revealed that a deal was struck earlier this year to enable the UK to participate in the new Unified Patent Court (UPC) system during any Brexit implementation period that might apply.
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ICANN loses injunction bid in dispute over WHOIS data in Germany

Tue, 08/07/2018 - 12:21
A German appeal's court has rejected a bid from the internet’s global domain name organisation, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), to force a domain name registrar in the country to collect additional personal data.
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US fintech report offers chance to compare with UK and Europe

Mon, 08/06/2018 - 12:53
ANALYSIS: A recent report has highlighted areas of similarity as well as differences in the way US authorities are responding to the rise of fintech in comparison to counterparts in the UK and Europe.
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Principles for businesses and promotions rules to apply to PSD2 firms

Thu, 08/02/2018 - 15:58
All businesses regulated to provide payment services in the UK will be required to adhere to high-level standards that many other regulated financial services firms are already obliged to meet under new proposals outlined by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).
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Driverless cars insurance laws receive Royal Assent

Thu, 08/02/2018 - 14:25
A new insurance and liability regime for driverless cars has been finalised in the UK.
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Defamation law does not permit 'cumulative harm' claims, rules judge

Thu, 08/02/2018 - 07:45
Statements which, considered in isolation, do not cause or are not likely to cause serious harm to a person's reputation cannot be aggregated for the purposes of bringing a defamation claim in England and Wales, a High Court judge has ruled.
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Saudi Arabia seeks input on draft private sector participation law

Wed, 08/01/2018 - 10:53
ANALYSIS: Businesses should welcome plans outlined by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to boost private sector involvement in major projects.
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UK sets out plan to enable 'full fibre' and '5G' targets

Wed, 07/25/2018 - 10:38
A wide-ranging new vision for the future of the UK's telecoms infrastructure has been outlined by the UK government.
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New digital infrastructure taskforce to advise on future UK needs

Mon, 07/23/2018 - 15:46
A new digital taskforce will bring together experts from academia, industry and the government to advise on how data, artificial intelligence and machine learning can be used to predict the UK's infrastructure needs, the government has announced.
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ICO shares insight on data breach reporting requirements

Mon, 07/23/2018 - 09:07
The number of personal data breaches received by the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has more than quadrupled since the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force, it has said.
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Cliff Richard privacy ruling likely to restrict reporting of police investigations

Fri, 07/20/2018 - 10:06
In a ruling over a dispute between Sir Cliff Richard and the BBC, the High Court ruled that "as a matter of general principle, a suspect has a reasonable expectation of privacy in relation to a police investigation". 
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Scotland's health and care sector set for digital technology revolution

Thu, 07/19/2018 - 08:13
Scotland's new digital health and care strategy contains a blueprint for the adoption of digital technologies to transform the way health and care services are delivered and improve outcomes for patients.
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Browser setting rules could be dropped from new e-Privacy Regulation

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 16:00
Plans to force web browser providers to ask users to set their privacy preferences could be scrapped, according to proposals under consideration by EU law makers.
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Google defends Android model following record EU competition fine

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 13:16
The European Commission has imposed a €4.34 billion fine on Google over "illegal restrictions" it said the company had imposed on mobile device manufacturers and network operators.
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First-ever UK National Infrastructure Assessment published

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 08:49
The UK must act now to make the switch to low carbon energy, reduce congestion, increase recycling and improve resilience to extreme weather events, the National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) has said.
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UK to explore Unified Patent Court options in Brexit negotiations

Thu, 07/12/2018 - 15:47
The UK government will seek to ensure the country's continued participation in the Unified Patent Court (UPC) project after its EU membership ends as part of the broader Brexit negotiations, it has confirmed.
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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.
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