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UK proposals for child data consent could be illegal, says peer

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 07:11
Plans to make 13 the age at which children in the UK can consent to the processing of their data on social media websites and other online platforms "would almost certainly be illegal", a UK peer has said.
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South Korea to ban initial coin offerings

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 14:12
Use of initial coin offerings (ICOs) as a means of raising money via virtual currencies will be banned in South Korea, the country's financial regulator announced last week.
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EU court asked to consider validity of 'model clauses' for facilitating data transfers to the US

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 09:08
The EU's highest court is to be asked to determine whether 'model clauses', endorsed by EU policy makers to help facilitate the flow of personal data overseas, offer sufficient protection to EU citizens when their data is transferred to the US.
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EU: platforms will not lose defence to liability for illegal content they host by proactively detecting and removing that material

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 16:01
Online platforms would not expose themselves to becoming liable for illegal content uploaded by their users by proactively detecting and removing such material from their sites, the European Commission has said.
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Amazon state aid decision 'likely to worry' other US multinationals, says expert

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 15:13
The European Commission has decided that tax rulings given by Luxembourg granted "undue tax benefits" to online retailer Amazon of around €250 million which breach EU state aid rules.
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Electricity generators and distributors planning joint ventures or acquisitions to further smart energy technology ambitions, new study finds

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 10:00
Large electricity generators and distributors are planning joint ventures and acquisitions and are looking at ways of developing innovative business models to further their ambitions in smart energy technology, according to newly published research.
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Smart energy technologies offer opportunities for businesses now and in the future, say experts

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 10:00
ANALYSIS: The first smart energy technologies to be implemented at full commercial scale will be solar power combined with battery storage; smart metering; wind and battery farms, and new businesses models based on the electrification of vehicles.
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Students, universities to benefit from new intellectual property resources

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 14:11
The Intellectual Property Office has published a suite of new material for universities and colleges, aimed at helping students to better understand the relevance of intellectual property (IP).
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Construction industry must embrace collaborative working quickly or miss out on benefits

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 11:43
More collaborative ways of working will deliver massive improvements in efficiency and profitability for the construction industry, according to a new report by experts at Pinsent Masons, the law firm behind Out-Law.com.
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Ofcom chief defends decision to cap spectrum auction

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 09:31
Ofcom chief executive Sharon White has defended the telecoms regulator's decision to put a limit on the amount of mobile spectrum an operator can control, after legal action was launched by two companies.
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Small research providers express concerns about MIFiD II rules

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 15:08
Small, specialist research firms are concerned that new market rules will see larger providers driving down prices, the Financial Times has reported.
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Corporate tax cuts at centre of US tax reform 'framework'

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 10:15
The headline corporate tax rate in the US would be cut from 35% to 20% under plans aiming to improve competitiveness and deliver "fiscally responsible" tax reform.
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Price comparison websites 'forcing businesses to up their game', says CMA

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 08:47
The widespread use of price comparison websites and other 'digital comparison tools' (DCTs) is helping consumers to shop around and forcing businesses to "up their game" to hold on to customers, the UK's competition watchdog has found.
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Ruling by Düsseldorf court offers businesses guidance on the licensing of standard-essential patents, says expert

Wed, 09/27/2017 - 10:44
ANALYSIS: New guidance on how businesses should go about negotiating the terms of licence agreements for standard-essential patents has been provided by the Düsseldorf Appeals Court in a recently published ruling.
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CJEU upholds €1.47bn fines over cathode tube cartels

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 08:55
The European Court of Justice (CJEU) has upheld fines imposed on Philips and LG Electronics for participation in a cathode ray tube (CRT) cartel.
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European Commission proposes framework for screening foreign direct investments

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 08:45
The European Commission has unveiled proposals to screen foreign direct investment (FDI) into the European Union.
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Fox takeover of Sky referred to UK competition authority

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 15:39
The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) in the UK is to conduct an in-depth investigation into the proposed takeover of Sky by 21st Century Fox.
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Industry urged to develop technology to prevent terrorist content appearing online

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 09:45
Technology companies have been urged to "develop new technological solutions" to prevent terrorist content from being uploaded to the internet.
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New figures show small rise in number of privacy injunction proceedings in England and Wales

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 09:17
There was a small rise in the number of cases dealt with by the courts in England and Wales concerning applications for privacy injunctions during the first half of this year, according to new statistics published by the Ministry of Justice (MoJ).
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Construction delivery 'step change' required if UK to meet targets, says Arcadis

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 08:56
UK construction must be able to "innovate on a massive scale" if it is to successfully deliver on the country's infrastructure ambitions, according to a new report.
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