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Geo-blocking rules set to take effect later this year apply to cross-border cloud computing contracts between businesses, the European Commission has confirmed.
ANALYSIS: A UK government proposal would expand ministers' already considerable powers to intervene in mergers on national security grounds.
Tax rulings granted by Luxembourg in favour of McDonald's were not illegal state aid, the European Commission has concluded following an investigation.
A panel of academics, led by a former economic advisor to the US government, has been given a few months to come up with recommendations on how the UK's competition regime could be updated to better account for developments in digital markets.
Holders of standard-essential patents (SEPs) should not automatically be considered to be in breach of US competition laws if they fail to licence their patents to others on fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory (FRAND) terms, a senior US official at the Department of Justice (DoJ) has said.
The UK will set up its own electronic tender notification platform to replace the Tenders Electronic Daily (TED) section of the EU Official Journal (OJEU) if it leaves the EU without a formal Brexit deal in place, it has confirmed.
It is possible for intelligence agencies and law enforcement bodies to engage in the mass interception of communications to protect national security without breaching human rights, the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) has said.
Businesses can help shape the way a new testbed for "innovative products and services using personal data in innovative ways" is designed, according to the UK's data protection authority.
Controversial plans to reform EU copyright laws have been backed by MEPs in a vote on Wednesday.
The growth of automation in financial advice has been slower than anticipated and risks identified earlier have not materialised, according to a new report from the three European supervisory authorities.
British Airways (BA) has reported that personal data belonging to customers was stolen in a cybersecurity breach that impacted its website and mobile app.
Ping cannot impose an outright ban on the online sale of its golf clubs by retailers, the UK's Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT) has confirmed.
Suppliers of artificial intelligence (AI) tools to the NHS in England should explain how their algorithms work, according to new guidelines developed by the UK government.
Online gambling companies would have to verify the ages and identities of their customers before allowing them to deposit funds or place bets under proposals put forward by the UK's Gambling Commission.
The UK government is to carry out further work to help online marketplaces, online search engines and cloud computing service providers identify whether they fall under the scope of the EU's Network and Information Security (NIS) Directive.
ANALYSIS: Exporting can be a daunting prospect, but the UK and Scottish governments are making considerable efforts to encourage exporters and to explain the support that is available to them.
Organisations in Singapore will no longer be able to collect certain "unjustified" personal identification data about individuals from next year, the Personal Data Protection Commission (PDPC) has announced.
Virgin Media has settled its case with Durham County Council and will be allowed to lay cables for the delivery of its 'Project Lightning' ultrafast broadband scheme on council land for a nominal fee, both parties have announced.
Approximately £500 million in public funds were saved from the cost of delivering 'superfast' broadband access across the UK as a result of a clawback mechanism included in the project contracts, according to a new independent report.
Businesses keen on trialling technology that could provide '5G' connectivity to passengers travelling between Leeds and Manchester have been urged to express their interest in doing so to the UK government.