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European Parliament votes in favour of breaking up Google

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But landmark vote unlikely to make any impact
27 Nov 2014

How to keep BYOD on the right side of the law

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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

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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

Taylor Wessing CIO Stuart Walters moves to rival Olswang

Walters had been CIO at law firm Taylor Wessing for over three years and replaces Olswang IT director Clive Knott
27 Oct 2014

Outsourcing IT teams would be to the detriment of the business, say IT leaders

The internal IT team understands value of IT, and can leverage relationships it builds with the business
01 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

US construction company sues bank over cyber-heist

TEC Industrial sues TriSummit Bank after cyberheist perpetrated by gang based in Eastern Europe
14 Aug 2014

US court upholds ruling granting authorities global access to data held in the cloud

US government wins the latest round in long-running dispute with Microsoft
31 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

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

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

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

Developing practises in cloud computing

Kit Burden, partner and head of technology sector at law firm DLA Piper, takes a look at what terms should and shouldn't be in a cloud contract
23 May 2014

Ten steps to profiting from your app

Claire Bennett, partner at law firm DLA Piper, explains the steps app developers need to take to protect their products, and avoid copyright infringement
15 Apr 2014

How to achieve optimum IT service levels in the retail sector

Chloe Hersee, senior associate at law firm DLA Piper, explains the issues around agreeing service level agreements in the retail sector
08 Apr 2014

Cyber security - what does the future hold?

Callum Sinclair, partner at law firm DLA Piper, reflects on the EU Directive for Network and Information Security - and highlights the risks in imposing more red tape on businesses
14 Mar 2014

Russia rules Bitcoin to be illegal

Virtual currency 'cannot be used' declares Prosecutor General as country hosts Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics
10 Feb 2014

Resale of software: 18 months after Usedsoft

As the European Commission consults on a review of EU copyright law, it is time to reconsider the Usedsoft judgment, argues DLA Piper partner John Wilks
03 Feb 2014

Police 'don't give a stuff' about catching cyber criminals, claims Eversheds lawyer

Speaking at the law firm's Retail Conference 2014, Tim Buckingham said cyber criminals aren't convicted because it takes too much effort
30 Jan 2014

Six private investigators sentenced after unlawfully acquiring data

ICU Investigations Ltd workers tricked utility companies, GP surgeries and TV Licensing into revealing personal details about their customers
27 Jan 2014