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US tech giants criticised for lobbying against EU data privacy laws

Capitol Hill in Washington DC
Coalition of US privacy bodies and EU representatives slam the likes of Google and Facebook
04 Feb 2013

Antigua seeks WTO permission to host piracy website

dealing cards
Copyright-free website in retaliation against US extra-territorial laws against online gambling
28 Jan 2013

4G launch could see mobile makers sued by software firms, says lawyer

Handset makers must heed lessons of RIM's dispute with Visto after the 3G auction
24 Jan 2013

Banks told to establish social media risk management programme

Draft report from regulator calls for banks to draw up social media policies – even covering employees' personal social media use
24 Jan 2013

Apple CEO Tim Cook to have four hours’ questioning over alleged anti-poaching deals

Google, Intel and others also involved in lawsuit
18 Jan 2013

AMD accuses former execs of stealing 100,000 confidential files before quitting for Nvidia

Chip maker says it has uncovered an 'extraordinary case of misappropriation'
16 Jan 2013

Ericsson sells over 2,000 patents to 'patent troll'

Mobile IP-licensing specialist Unwired Planet will pass on some of the revenues generated to Ericsson
14 Jan 2013

Facebook, Google attack MEP report calling for tougher restrictions on use of personal data

Document urges EU to give its citizens much more control over how their data is exploited
09 Jan 2013

Jury decides Apple’s iPhone infringes patents from Sony, Nokia

Patents held by licencing firm MobileMedia Ideas
14 Dec 2012

MPs warn on 'chilling effect' of proposed anti-trolling law

Defamation Bill would curb online freedom says Joint Committee on Human Rights
12 Dec 2012

US prepared to walk out of ITU talks over internet regulation

US negotiator says America will veto new global telecoms treaty over internet regulations
10 Dec 2012

Samsung appeals against US patent judgment in court

Jury foreman was 'deliberately dishonest' and damages award wrong – Apple says claims 'outrageous'
07 Dec 2012

Analysis: Twitter mob rule

Getting carried away in a 'Twitter lynch mob' could prove very costly for some. But what constitutes a potential libel online? Graeme Burton talks to Addleshaw Goddard libel lawyer David Engel.
29 Nov 2012

Case study: Knowledge management at Slaughter & May

‘Flaky’ Hummingbird replaced by Recommind
15 Nov 2012

Staff emails 'don't belong to the business'

Businesses don't have right of access to staff email – unless they contain confidential or copyrighted information
09 Nov 2012

Kim Dotcom unveils Mega, the 'completely secure' successor to Megaupload

Filesharing site will use encryption to keep users' identity secure
01 Nov 2012

Apple ordered to make a clearer apology to Samsung on its UK home page

Court of Appeal unimpressed by Apple's response to Samsung tablet court order
01 Nov 2012

'Abolish software patents,' says Linus Torvalds

'Broken' US system doles out bad patents, encouraging 'suicidal behaviour'
23 Oct 2012

Apple fails to overturn UK High Court decision on Samsung tablet design

Samsung hails decision as Apple is defeated again
18 Oct 2012's T&Cs can leave users high and dry, claims customer

Cloud vendors should use escrow agreements to protect users, says Resilient Networks CEO
17 Oct 2012

Wikileaks and Anonymous file for divorce

Julian Assange's ego 'too big' for Anonymous
12 Oct 2012

RSA: Nation states and criminals working together to commit cybercrime

Coviello warns of ‘chilling’ discovery and expands on new combat strategy
09 Oct 2012

Oracle, Google to appeal API case

Appeals to be filed in the US Court of Appeals
08 Oct 2012

Keep data for AT LEAST six years, say lawyers

Pinsent Masons lays down the law on data retention
08 Oct 2012