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Geo-blocking rules apply to cross-border cloud contracts

Mon, 09/24/2018 - 11:30
Geo-blocking rules set to take effect later this year apply to cross-border cloud computing contracts between businesses, the European Commission has confirmed.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

Proposed national security merger controls will be intrusive

Fri, 09/21/2018 - 10:02
ANALYSIS: A UK government proposal would expand ministers' already considerable powers to intervene in mergers on national security grounds.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

EU: Luxembourg McDonald's tax ruling was not illegal state aid

Fri, 09/21/2018 - 08:40
Tax rulings granted by Luxembourg in favour of McDonald's were not illegal state aid, the European Commission has concluded following an investigation.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

UK panel on competition in digital markets begins work

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 11:39
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.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

US antitrust law dubbed wrong tool for FRAND breaches

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 09:46
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.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

No-deal Brexit: new e-notification service will replace OJEU

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 13:19
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.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

Human rights court rules on UK's mass interception of communications

Fri, 09/14/2018 - 10:31
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.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

Data watchdog seeks views on regulatory sandbox

Wed, 09/12/2018 - 16:33
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.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

MEPs back planned copyright reforms

Wed, 09/12/2018 - 16:05
Controversial plans to reform EU copyright laws have been backed by MEPs in a vote on Wednesday.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

Growth in robo advice slow and risks limited, EU report reveals

Tue, 09/11/2018 - 16:08
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.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

British Airways reports data breach

Tue, 09/11/2018 - 09:04
British Airways (BA) has reported that personal data belonging to customers was stolen in a cybersecurity breach that impacted its website and mobile app.
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Ping's online sales ban upheld by competition tribunal

Tue, 09/11/2018 - 08:45
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.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

Code on data-driven health technologies developed in the UK

Mon, 09/10/2018 - 09:10
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.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

Stronger consumer protections proposed for remote gambling

Thu, 09/06/2018 - 16:23
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.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

UK government to undertake further work to clarify scope of NIS Directive

Tue, 09/04/2018 - 10:20
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.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

International trade at a time of increased US and EU sanctions

Tue, 09/04/2018 - 09:01
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.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

Singapore personal data protection reforms in force from next year

Mon, 09/03/2018 - 10:08
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.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

Virgin Media agrees £1 telecoms land access settlement

Thu, 08/30/2018 - 10:55
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.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

'Gainshare' provisions save £500m for superfast broadband project

Tue, 08/21/2018 - 08:36
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.
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Trans Pennine railway 5G trials advertised

Tue, 08/21/2018 - 08:30
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.
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