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France to introduce unilateral digital tax on 1 January 2019

Wed, 12/19/2018 - 12:40
France will introduce its own tax on large multinational technology companies from 1 January 2019, its finance minister has announced.
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EU rules impacting non-personal data in force

Wed, 12/19/2018 - 12:27
New rules that seek to end unjustified 'data localisation' and that promote greater access to and use of non-personal data have come into force in the EU.
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PSD2: EBA to set up API working group

Wed, 12/19/2018 - 11:58
The European Banking Authority (EBA) wants banks, credit card providers, fintechs and other businesses to work with it and national regulators to address technical issues that arise in the lead up to an important compliance deadline in the EU's payment services market.
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Clothing brand fined €40m over online sales restrictions

Wed, 12/19/2018 - 11:52
A company has been fined for the first time by the European Commission for prohibiting retailers authorised to sell its goods over the internet from using its brand names and trade marks for the purposes of online search advertising.
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UAE fintech ‘booming’ as more startups complete accelerator

Mon, 12/17/2018 - 13:53
A further 20 innovative financial technology (fintech) projects have completed the largest accelerator programme in the Middle East, underlining how attractive the region is becoming to these businesses, an expert has said.
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Ruling provides lessons for tech contractors

Thu, 12/13/2018 - 15:07
A court in Scotland has highlighted how technology suppliers can successfully raise claims for relief for delays caused to their work, and how the businesses engaging those suppliers might properly resist those claims.
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New evidence standards set for digital health tech

Wed, 12/12/2018 - 16:24
New evidence standards have been developed to help inform investment in new digital health technologies by NHS bodies in England.
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Interaction between PSD2 standards and e-ID rules clarified

Wed, 12/12/2018 - 14:25
ANALYSIS: Technical security specifications written into regulation must be flexible enough to avoid undermining the long-tern security of open banking and broader open finance developments as technology evolves.
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Recommendations on processing data in the cloud

Wed, 12/12/2018 - 14:01
ANALYSIS: A recent report published by Ireland's data protection watchdog provides a helpful reminder to businesses to take additional steps to secure personal information when processing it in the cloud.
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First UK 'pensions dashboards' planned for 2019

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 15:01
The first free, online 'pensions dashboard', through which UK pension savers will be able to access their information from most schemes in a single place, should be up and running by next year, the government has announced.
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EU e-Privacy reforms hit stalemate

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 10:19
EU countries cannot agree on the wording of the planned new e-Privacy Regulation, causing the proposed reforms to be watered down.
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Dual-use export control appeal rules take effect in Ireland

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 09:37
A new appeals process for failed dual-use export licence applications in Ireland has been established.
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UK rail sector deal centres increased use of technology

Fri, 12/07/2018 - 16:47
The government and rail industry have agreed a plan to increase efficiency of the UK's railways, improve journeys and increase the capability of the sector to trade internationally, with a focus on more and better use of technology.
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CMA confirms investigation into PayPal's iZettle deal

Thu, 12/06/2018 - 16:29
An in-depth investigation into PayPal's acquisition of Swedish mobile payments start-up iZettle will be carried out by the UK's main competition authority.
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European Electronic Communications Code finalised

Thu, 12/06/2018 - 11:47
A 'European Electronic Communications Code' has been finalised by EU law makers, with the new rules, on issues such as the rights to install new telecoms equipment and the use of radio spectrum, set to take effect before the end of 2020.
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Amazon expected to contest competition case in Germany

Thu, 12/06/2018 - 11:42
Amazon is likely to "fiercely defend" claims that it is a dominant platform for sellers in Germany, a competition law expert has said.
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BT and KCOM chosen to deliver universal broadband services

Wed, 12/05/2018 - 12:17
BT and KCOM have been provisionally chosen as the UK's universal service providers for broadband.
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Digital tokens: US regulation has no bearing on Singapore

Wed, 12/05/2018 - 11:05
The issue or offer of digital tokens could fall outside the scope of Singapore's securities laws even if the activity is found to be subject to US law, the city state's central bank has said.
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UAE repeals arbitrators' 'objectivity and integrity' penalties

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 14:12
A contentious law under which arbitrators and court-appointed experts risked temporary imprisonment for breaching "the duty of objectivity and integrity" has been amended by the UAE legislature.
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New geo-blocking rules take effect in the EU

Mon, 12/03/2018 - 11:33
New rules which prevent online sellers from restricting cross-border sales based on the nationality, residence or place of establishment of their customers have come into force across the EU.
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