Latest IT and the Law articles

US construction company sues bank over cyber-heist

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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

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US government wins the latest round in long-running dispute with Microsoft
31 Jul 2014

Legal issues behind technology mergers & acquisitions

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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

GP surgery manager prosecuted for illegally accessing patient data

Steven Tennison snooped on almost 2,000 patients during 2009 and 2010
04 Dec 2013

Infosys pays $34m to settle US government visa dispute

Indian software firm blames 'paperwork errors' and insists it's done nothing wrong
31 Oct 2013

MEPs vote in favour of strengthened data protection laws

More privacy, the "right to be forgotten", and bigger fines for internet companies that fail to comply
23 Oct 2013

Accelerating business success requires an IP focus

Patent Attorney John-Paul Rooney argues that IP should be regarded as a core element of any business strategy
29 Aug 2013

Google chairman Eric Schmidt says Google didn't steal from Oracle

Google chairman uses Google+ to reject Oracle CEO Larry Ellison's claims
27 Aug 2013

Samsung “violated labour laws” in Brazil

Employees allegedly have 32 seconds to assemble a mobile phone and 65 seconds for a television set
14 Aug 2013

Pirate Bay launches 'PirateBrowser' to dodge ISP blocks on file-sharing

Specialist browser launched 'to circumvent censorship', particularly in countries like the UK...
12 Aug 2013

Jumping the gun on EU data protection

With new EU data protection regulations experiencing delays, Peter Wainman of law firm Mills & Reeve urges businesses to concentrate on complying with the current law rather than second-guessing what it might look like in the future
29 Jul 2013

ISC exoneration of GCHQ makes a mockery of the UK legal system

According to the Intelligence and Security Committee, it is legal for GCHQ to be spying on innocent people
17 Jul 2013