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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.
A plumber engaged as an "independent contractor" by a London firm was a 'worker', entitled to bring certain employment law claims against the company, the UK's highest court has ruled.
The UK government has lowered the threshold for merger intervention in sectors with implications for national security in the first stage of amendments to the Enterprise Act.
ANALYSIS: Businesses that fail to take active steps to protect their trade secrets risk missing out on new protections being introduced across Europe.
A telecoms operator cannot rely on its statutory right to retain equipment on third party property to avoid a landowner's claim for damages for breach of a contractual 'lift and shift' provision, a county court has ruled.
Ireland's data protection authority will play "a central role" in shaping the enforcement of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), a Dublin-based data protection law expert has said.
Manufacturers of connected cars and medical devices will be among the businesses able to obtain an EU-wide certificate that their products conform to cybersecurity standards under new laws that have been proposed.
A new European Electronic Communications Code has been provisionally agreed on by EU law makers amidst heavy industry criticism.
The UK government should be putting in place measures to support start-up companies in the technology sector more effectively, concludes a new report.
EU law makers have been called on to regulate online platforms that allow users to exchange virtual currencies for other virtual currencies "as a priority".
The UK's accountancy watchdog has lodged formal complaints against two former senior executives of Autonomy, the UK software company, and two of the company's former accountants.
UK firms are responsible for an increasing proportion of the tax HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) suspects of being underpaid by big businesses, according to the latest figures.
Planned reforms to EU copyright laws attempt to balance providing protection for rights holders with encouraging growth in the digital single market, an intellectual property law expert has said.
Company directors could be made personally liable for nuisance calls, leading to potential fines of up to £500,000, under plans announced by the UK government.