Legislation and regulation

Public cloud in 2014: same old pros, same old cons?

Warning sign against cloud backdrop
Computing polled hundreds of IT leaders about their attitude to, and experience of, public cloud services. John Leonard analyses the responses
22 Oct 2014

Trade secrets and reverse engineering - the legal view

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Computing speaks to legal experts about proposals to extend the EU Trade Secrets Directive to better protect product developers
30 Sep 2014

Europe boosts electronic identification and trust services with new regulation

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Building trust in the online environment is key to the development of the European digital market, as Patrick Van Eecke, partner at DLA Piper, discusses
30 Sep 2014

The long arm of the EU Data Protection directive

Even enterprises based on the other side of the world to the EU could find themselves ensnared by the directive, argues lawyer Dana Post
29 Sep 2014

Google fights back against News Corp accusation that it's 'a platform for piracy'

Web firm responds to Rupert Murdoch's open letter with a blog post
26 Sep 2014

Microsoft fights back against US warrant demanding overseas emails be handed over

Microsoft resists US search warrant demanding data held in data centre in Ireland
01 Sep 2014

Judge rejects latest Apple injunction plea against Samsung

US District Judge Lucy Koh says patent disputes have not harmed Apple's reputation or sales
28 Aug 2014

'Clear room for improvement' for data protection in local authorities, finds ICO

No councils get high assurance rating for data protection in Information Commissioner's Office audit report
27 Aug 2014

One-third of GPs will opt patients out of care.data

Question marks over laws requiring GPs to hand over patient information for the care.data project
07 Aug 2014

Regulators must catch up with the speed of technological development - fast!

John McKinlay, partner at law firm DLA Piper, argues that it's time for a fresh approach, where laws are put in place before new technology becomes widely adopted
07 Aug 2014

ICO issues warning to law firms following string of data breaches

ICO issues warning following 15 security breaches at law firms in the past three months
06 Aug 2014

EU right to be forgotten 'wrong and unworkable'

'Right to be forgotten' ought to be forgotten, according to Parliamentary report
30 Jul 2014

Legal issues behind technology mergers & acquisitions

Jonathan Snade of Thomas Eggar LLP explains what the legal issues are for buyers and sellers in an increasingly competitive market
28 Jul 2014

Lenient EU Google antitrust decision 'fatally flawed'

Open letter to European Commission says there will be 'catastrophic consequences' for Google's smaller competitors if harsher penalties aren't applied
23 Jul 2014

European cloud standardisation guidelines: what’s it about?

Patrick Van Eecke and Antoon Dierick, of law firm DLA Piper, explain what the European Commission is doing to help firms standardise on cloud contracts
17 Jul 2014

HiddenfromGoogle.com "a misplaced attempt to put the ‘right to be forgotten' debate in the hands of the public"

Christian Toon, head of information risk at Iron Mountain, warns website listing censored Google search results could lead to problems
16 Jul 2014

GCHQ to be quizzed on surveillance claims by Investigatory Powers Tribunal

Lawyers representing spy agencies will be tasked with proving that surveillance is lawful and justified
14 Jul 2014

Google asked to remove a quarter of a million links through "right to be forgotten" ruling

Huge number of requests to take down links, but Google has reversed one decision suggesting it is still getting to grips with ruling
04 Jul 2014

Avoiding the storm clouds: cloud-based document storage and disclosure obligations

Elinor Thomas, senior associate at law firm DLA Piper, gives advice on how to avoid potentially expensive complications in cloud-storage agreements
26 Jun 2014

Is the ICO doing enough to punish data sloppiness?

With a number of organisations being let off with warnings after losing sensitive data, should the Information Commissioner's Office be taking a more hardline view, asks Danny Palmer?
25 Jun 2014

Theresa May still wants to push through 'snooper's charter', denies UK is a surveillance state

Home secretary claims legislation is needed to fight modern criminals using the web, but plans still concern privacy campaigners
25 Jun 2014

Is £266bn just the tip of the cybercrime iceberg?

Mark Sparshott, EMEA director at Proofpoint, argues that the EU is doing a good job at focusing business minds on security
19 Jun 2014

European Court of Justice to investigate Facebook-NSA privacy fears

Privacy campaigner Max Schrems wants investigation on how the NSA uses EU Facebook users' data
19 Jun 2014

Is Apple Ireland's sweetheart? EC confirms investigation (updated)

The European Commission has confirmed it is looking into whether the Irish government's tax arrangements with Apple constitute state aid.
12 Jun 2014