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UK warned against unilateral 'digital tax'

Wed, 02/28/2018 - 15:00
Taxing technology companies on their UK revenue, rather than profit, would be "fraught with problems", particularly if imposed without international agreement, a tax expert has warned.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

Ultrafast broadband measures set out by Ofcom

Tue, 02/27/2018 - 09:49
Measures to improve 'ultrafast broadband' coverage in the UK have been outlined by the UK's telecoms regulator.
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Video channels with promotional content exempt from EU video rules

Mon, 02/26/2018 - 10:33
Promotional videos that businesses post on dedicated channels of online video service platforms are not subject to the EU's Audiovisual Media Services (AVMS) Directive, the EU's highest court has ruled.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

Unified Patent Court project at risk, warns Munich lawyer

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 14:48
The entire Unified Patent Court (UPC) project is at risk of failing due to continued delays to the ratification of the new regime, a Munich-based patent litigator has warned.
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Success for HMRC in TV presenter employment status appeal

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 17:23
A former BBC television presenter engaged by the company through a personal service company (PSC) should be taxed as an employee under the employment intermediaries legislation, a tax tribunal has ruled.
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Trade secrets laws consulted on in the UK

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 14:55
New regulations on trade secrets are being consulted on in the UK.
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Children's digital health records in England – the new standard

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 12:45
ANALYSIS: The creation of a standardised digital health record for every child in England should ensure that in future children receive better, more consistent and coordinated health care in a way that is transparent to parents and guardians. However, if this initiative is to be success, it is vital that privacy risks are effectively managed.
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Auctions for 4G and 5G spectrum imminent following Court of Appeal ruling

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 15:15
Formal bidding for spectrum identified as central to '4G' and future '5G' services in the UK is set to commence after the Court of Appeal rejected a legal challenge against the rules set for the auction.
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Technology companies encouraged to sign UK 'Tech Talent Charter'

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 15:39
Major technology companies have been encouraged to sign up to the UK's 'Tech Talent Charter'.
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LCIA transparency drive welcomed as anonymised challenge decisions published

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 13:56
The recent publication of an online database of anonymised arbitrator challenge decisions by the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) is a "significant development in regards to transparency", an expert has said.
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'Gig economy' clampdown pushes up HMRC payroll tax take, says expert

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 09:34
HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) recovered an additional £819 million from investigations into payroll taxes last year, up by 16% from the previous year, according to new figures.
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LCIA comments on use of experts in international arbitration

Fri, 02/09/2018 - 15:25
ANALYSIS: The increasing size and complexity of international disputes means that experts will more frequently be called on to provide expertise, and in a wider variety of capacities, according to the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA).
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Singapore finalises new Cybersecurity Act

Fri, 02/09/2018 - 09:50
The first dedicated cybersecurity framework in Singapore has been passed by the country's parliament.
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'Ambitious' French international court plans will be welcomed by businesses, says expert

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 17:30
"Ambitious" plans to create new international sections of the Paris Court of Appeal will be welcomed by international businesses operating in France, particularly those for whom French is not the native language, experts have said.
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UK to review laws on 'offensive online communications'

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 10:43
UK prime minister Theresa May has commissioned a review into current legislation on "offensive online communications".
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Employment law reforms will focus on 'quality' of UK work, as well as quantity of jobs, says government

Wed, 02/07/2018 - 17:31
The UK government will place the same focus on 'quality' of work as quantity of jobs, and report on this annually as part of efforts to ensure that employment laws reflect modern working practices.
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Gender pay gap reporting duties offer tech companies a chance to attract female talent, says expert

Wed, 02/07/2018 - 09:49
ANALYSIS: Technology companies should use their gender pay gap (GPG) reporting duties as a chance to attract female talent.
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Brexit will give the UK the chance to be more 'innovative and responsive' on competition law matters, say peers

Mon, 02/05/2018 - 16:48
The UK's forthcoming exit from the EU will enable the country to adopt a "more innovative and responsive" approach to the way in which competition law is enforced and mergers regulated, a UK parliamentary committee has said.
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New questions raised about UK surveillance laws following Court of Appeal ruling

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 14:22
New questions have been raised about the lawfulness of UK surveillance laws following a court ruling on Tuesday.
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Supreme Court begins to hear arguments regarding website blocking for trade mark infringements

Tue, 01/30/2018 - 16:25
A case before the UK's Supreme Court is set to provide guidance on whether and to what extent internet service providers (ISPs) will be expected to pick up the cost of blocking customers' access to websites that facilitate the sale of fake goods, an intellectual property law expert has said.
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