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Court of Appeal clarifies 'serious harm' test under defamation laws

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 15:08
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.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

Vodafone Germany to invest €2 billion in gigabit ultrafast fibre broadband

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 13:42
Vodafone Germany plans to invest approximately €2 billion by the end of 2021 in gigabit ultrafast fibre broadband services.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

UK minister says Fox's acquisition of Sky should receive deeper scrutiny

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 11:31
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.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

Google appeals against EU fine

Tue, 09/12/2017 - 11:56
Google has lodged an appeal against the European Commission's decision to impose a fine on it for breaching EU competition laws.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

Number of phishing attacks on businesses rises

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 09:20
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.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

EU court told to re-examine Intel appeal against fine for competition law breach

Wed, 09/06/2017 - 16:09
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.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

'Full fibre' broadband to be piloted in six areas of the UK

Mon, 09/04/2017 - 15:20
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.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

Rise noted in number of requests for data made to tech companies by US and UK governments

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 15:55
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.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

China tightens regulations around online comments

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 15:52
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.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

China to review compliance with new cyber and data laws

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 15:48
Chinese authorities will carry out a review of compliance with cybersecurity and data laws later this year, according to a state news agency.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

UK cybersecurity standards not implemented by more than a third of critical national infrastructure operators, according to new data

Wed, 08/30/2017 - 13:43
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.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

Government consults on new regulations to provide for business rates relief to telcos

Wed, 08/30/2017 - 12:25
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.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

UK public sector spend on cloud and digital services in past five years hit £2.6bn, says government

Tue, 08/29/2017 - 09:04
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.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

Court grants injunction to allow client access to design data held in BIM model

Tue, 08/29/2017 - 08:49
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.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

Germany pushes for tighter foreign takeover rules

Fri, 08/25/2017 - 14:12
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.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

Building information modelling: tips for contractors

Thu, 08/24/2017 - 16:09
ANALYSIS: Main contractors should familiarise themselves with building information technology (BIM), given the increasing focus on greater collaboration and efficiency in construction projects.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

New details confirm the complexity of the legal challenge to Germany's ratification of the Unified Patent Court reforms, says expert

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 13:37
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.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

Retailers' web tracking can expose 'real world identity' of bitcoin users, US study finds

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 11:25
Consumers who elect to pay for goods and services online using the cryptocurrency 'bitcoin' can have their identities exposed when online retailers use cookies or device fingerprinting technologies, according to a new study.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

Future mergers will be assessed on datasets as well as market share, says Singapore competition regulator

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 10:59
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.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

Building information modelling: the benefits for employers

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 09:01
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.
Categories: Cyber Risk News