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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.
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.
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.
EU: platforms will not lose defence to liability for illegal content they host by proactively detecting and removing that material
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.
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.
Electricity generators and distributors planning joint ventures or acquisitions to further smart energy technology ambitions, new study finds
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
Small, specialist research firms are concerned that new market rules will see larger providers driving down prices, the Financial Times has reported.
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.
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.
Ruling by Düsseldorf court offers businesses guidance on the licensing of standard-essential patents, says expert
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.
The European Court of Justice (CJEU) has upheld fines imposed on Philips and LG Electronics for participation in a cathode ray tube (CRT) cartel.
The European Commission has unveiled proposals to screen foreign direct investment (FDI) into the European Union.
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.
Technology companies have been urged to "develop new technological solutions" to prevent terrorist content from being uploaded to the internet.
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).
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.