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A new ruling by the Court of Appeal has confirmed that it will not be as challenging for people to bring defamation claims before the courts in England and Wales under new defamation laws as many media organisations may have hoped, a specialist in media litigation has said.
Vodafone Germany plans to invest approximately €2 billion by the end of 2021 in gigabit ultrafast fibre broadband services.
A government minister has announced that she is minded to refer 21st Century Fox's acquisition of Sky for an-in depth Phase 2 investigation by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) to assess whether the merger is in the public interest.
Google has lodged an appeal against the European Commission's decision to impose a fine on it for breaching EU competition laws.
The number of phishing attacks on businesses rose between April and the end of June this year, according to a new report by a cybersecurity provider.
A ruling in which Intel was fined more than €1 billion for breach of EU competition rules has been set aside by the highest court in the EU after it found problems with the way Intel's appeal against the fine had been assessed.
Businesses, schools and hospitals in six areas of the UK are to benefit from faster internet connections under a pilot scheme funded by the government.
Major technology companies received nearly double the number of requests to disclose data from the US and UK governments on average last year compared to in 2013, according to analysis conducted by Deloitte.
Online platforms in China that enable users to post comments will be obliged to verify and record the real names of those people under new regulations being introduced in the country.
Chinese authorities will carry out a review of compliance with cybersecurity and data laws later this year, according to a state news agency.
UK cybersecurity standards not implemented by more than a third of critical national infrastructure operators, according to new data
More than a third of organisations that operate critical national infrastructure in the UK (39%) have not implemented the UK government's '10 steps' guidance on managing cyber risks, according to a provider of cybersecurity services.
Telecoms companies that install "new fibre" broadband networks in England will benefit from five years' worth of 100% relief from business rates under proposed new regulations published by the UK government.
Central government departments, local authorities and other public sector bodies in the UK have spent £2.6 billion via the Digital Marketplace in the past five years, according to new data published by the government.
The High Court has granted an interim injunction requiring a consultant to reinstate its client's access to design data held in a building information modelling (BIM) system to which it controlled access.
German economy minister Brigitte Zypries has written to European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker asking for proposals on how to strengthen member countries' rights to block Chinese takeovers of European companies.
ANALYSIS: Main contractors should familiarise themselves with building information technology (BIM), given the increasing focus on greater collaboration and efficiency in construction projects.
New details confirm the complexity of the legal challenge to Germany's ratification of the Unified Patent Court reforms, says expert
Businesses should not expect a speedy resolution to the legal challenge brought in Germany against the Unified Patent Court (UPC) reforms, an expert has said.
Future mergers will be assessed on datasets as well as market share, says Singapore competition regulator
Singapore's Competition Commission (CCS) must consider how to make its policies and principles relevant in an age of big data, chairman Aubeck Kam has said.
ANALYSIS: Slow take-up of building information modelling (BIM) in the private sector means that employers are missing out on the many benefits use of the technology can bring.