Legislation and regulation

Lenient EU Google antitrust decision 'fatally flawed'

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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?

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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"

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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

Delays in IT programmes - what to do when things go wrong - Part 2

Simon Kenyon, partner and head of IT litigation at DLA Piper, and Philip Hay-Jahans, senior manager at Boxwood continue their advice on what to do when IT programmes run into trouble
09 Jun 2014

Delays in IT programmes - what to do when things go wrong

Simon Kenyon, partner and head of IT litigation at DLA Piper, and Philip Hay-Jahans, senior manager at Boxwood, explain how to investigate the causes of project delays
05 Jun 2014

ICO slams Council's 'startling' data security policy, threatens court order

Information Commissioner issues enforcement order which if not upheld will result in court action
30 May 2014

Google's Eric Schmidt and ICO clash on European Court's 'right to be forgotten' ruling

ICO claims victory for personal data privacy, but Google executive Eric Schmidt thinks it a poor decision
15 May 2014

Google Glass and other wearables: the legal view

John McKinlay, partner at law firm DLA Piper, explains the legal issues firms will face with the advent of wearable technology
08 May 2014

Samsung to pay Apple $119.6m in latest patent battle

South Korean firm infringed on two of Apple's patents, jury finds
06 May 2014

Apple, Google, Intel, Adobe to pay $324m to settle anti-poaching class action suit

The tech workers who were seeking recompense for lost earnings had asked for $3bn
25 Apr 2014

Should enterprises be forced to disclose data breaches?

Graeme Burton tackles the thorny issue of the need for corporations to admit their IT security breaches to the public
23 Apr 2014

Talent shortage and immigration laws holding back London tech scene

Tech City entrepreneurs want easier access to Silicon Valley talent
23 Apr 2014

Samsung goes on the attack against Apple in patent battle

South Korean firm says it should only pay $6m to Apple if found guilty - not $2.19bn
22 Apr 2014

Council of Europe launches human rights guide for the internet

Governments, private companies and other organisations have a duty to respect the human rights of internet users, the Council of Europe says
17 Apr 2014

Managing big data privacy and ethics

Experts discuss big data ethics at Computing's recent Big Data Summit 2014
15 Apr 2014

Wirral Borough Council breached Data Protection Act by sending personal information to wrong address twice

ICO says council should have done more to keep information secure
15 Apr 2014