Legislation and regulation

Internet of Things: beware the legal pitfalls

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Businesses adopting connected technologies must put the correct processes in place now to avoid a future legal backlash, explains Iain Monaghan, partner at Pinsent Masons LLP
15 Dec 2014

European Parliament votes in favour of breaking up Google

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But landmark vote unlikely to make any impact
27 Nov 2014

Does Oracle's licensing leave its customers 'hostile and filled with deep-rooted mistrust'?

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Computing hears from end-users and the UK Oracle User Group to find out whether CCL's report into Oracle resonates with customers
27 Nov 2014

Russian website allows UK webcam and baby monitor feeds to be watched online, warns ICO

Data watchdog urges UK citizens to use strong passwords to prevent hackers from tapping into their cameras
20 Nov 2014

RBS fined £56m for massive IT failures

IT meltdown in summer 2012 left customers exposed, says Financial Conduct Authority
20 Nov 2014

How to keep BYOD on the right side of the law

Without strict guidelines, a bring your own device policy can drag an organisation into a nightmare of fines, lawsuits and data breaches, warns lawyer Callum Sinclair
18 Nov 2014

Innovation in outsourcing - the legal view

Kit Burden, partner and global co-chair of technology sector at law firm DLA Piper, explains how outsourcing contracts can be designed to promote innovation
18 Nov 2014

SAP and Oracle finally settle long-running illegal downloads dispute

Two firms settle after seven long years of battling
17 Nov 2014

GCHQ admits to spying on 'legally privileged communications' in sensitive legal cases

Disclosures ordered by the Investigatory Powers Tribunal reveal extent of snooping into communications in cases brought against the state
07 Nov 2014

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

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

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

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