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Big Data: Italian Authorities launch joint investigation on Competition and Privacy issues

Fri, 08/11/2017 - 00:00
On 30 May 2017, the Italian Competition Authority (ICA), jointly with the Italian Communications Authority (AGCOM) and the Italian Data Protection Authority (IDPA, collectively the Authorities) has opened a joint market investigation (namely, IC53) ...
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Bitcoin is not so black as it is painted…

Fri, 07/14/2017 - 00:00
Digital currency has been arousing a lot of interest for some time. In public administration circles - at least officially – so far, it has not been discussed very much. A few days ago though, the situation has changed. The National Bank of Po...
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Wannacry: avoiding being held to ransom

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 00:00
What? In recent weeks the disruptive power of ransomware has been displayed in the media, with the prominent strain ‘Wannacrypt’ or ‘Wannacry’ making headlines. High-profile ransomware attacks are not a new thing, last year &...
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Safe in the knowledge - Your questions on cyber insurance answered

Tue, 03/07/2017 - 00:00
The article has been updated, please see the 'Your questions on cyber insurance answered'  article from July 2017 In the digital era, virtually every business relies on IT infrastructure to manage c...
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Software licensing – ‘direct and indirect access and use’ SAP UK Limited v Diageo Great Britain Limited

Mon, 02/27/2017 - 00:00
Précis On 16 February 2017, the High Court ruled in favour of SAP UK Limited (“SAP”) in respect of a software licensing dispute with Diageo Great Britain Limited (“Diageo”). SAP claimed £55m from Diageo due to a...
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Blockchain - what legal changes lie ahead?

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 00:00
A lot is being said and written about blockchain, particularly in the context of virtual currencies like Bitcoin (based on the blockchain technology), as well as the possibilities offered by this technology for changing the face of the financial and...
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Law & Business 2017. Key changes. Trends and challenges

Thu, 02/09/2017 - 00:00
We are pleased to present to you our brochure which reviews the changes in the Polish law that we believe will have a major impact on business in Poland in 2017.
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Digital Financial Services: Where are we now?

Mon, 09/26/2016 - 00:00
Video briefing: the current digital financial services landscape As part of our Digital Financial Services briefing series, Craig Rogers, Partner in Eversheds' IT and outsourcing group, considers the current digital financial services landscape...
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That contract you never got round to signing? It may be binding anyway…

Thu, 06/23/2016 - 00:00
Anyone who has ever done business with a contractor or supplier without having all the terms tied down should be aware of a recent case which suggests that they may, in fact, be bound by an unsigned contract. It’s the case of Reveille Independ...
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Cybersecurity in the Financial Services Sector

Wed, 04/20/2016 - 00:00
  Cybersecurity –why is it important? In the digital era Financial Institutions rely on technology to engage with their customers, manage assets and balance sheet exposures, settle transactions, and satisfy regulatory reporting requiremen...
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Blockchain: A very light explainer of the tech and why everyone is excited/confused

Fri, 03/11/2016 - 00:00
At a technical level, ‘Blockchain’ could be described as cryptographic technology that, by operating a distributed ledger (a ledger residing across multiple locations), allows for secure, transparent and immutable peer-to-peer transactio...
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Financial institutions: are you Cloud-ready?

Tue, 12/15/2015 - 00:00
The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) recently published its long-awaited guidance on the use of Cloud services by regulated firms (the Guidance). We should stress that the Guidance does not serve to replace the existing regulatory framework (includ...
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Will the Serious Crime Act 2015 toughen the UK’s cybercrime regime?

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 00:00
Below we consider the recent toughening of cybercrime legislation in the UK through the passing of the Serious Crime Act 2015 (the “Act”) and examine the ways in which the Act will assist the Government in achieving the objectives set ou...
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Domain names and sports teams

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 00:00
In the early stages of the internet domain names were used as a way to locate specific computers on the internet often referred to as ‘signposting’. However, with the expansion and commercialisation of the internet, domain names have beg...
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.bank your assets

Thu, 05/14/2015 - 00:00
The protection of brands is a key issue for many businesses, particularly for those brands which are consumer facing. One aspect of brand protection is the protection of brands in domain names. Until fairly recently, the number of generic top level ...
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Qualcomm agrees $975 million fine and behavioural remedies in return for settlement of Chinese antitrust investigation

Wed, 02/18/2015 - 00:00
Introduction On Monday 9 February Qualcomm Inc., the world’s largest smartphone chipmaker, agreed to pay a fine of 6.09 billion RMB ($975m) to end an investigation by the National Development and Reform Commission (the “NDRC”) into anti-competitive ...
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Security still a major barrier to adoption of cloud

Tue, 12/09/2014 - 00:00
Recent studies on cloud computing suggest that security concerns are still hampering the adoption of cloud computing. BT, Fujitsu and Netspoke recently commissioned studies which, predictably, revealed that confidence in the security of the cloud is...
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Cloud Standardisation Guidelines published by the Commission

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 00:00
Précis On 26 June 2014, the European Commission released the Cloud Service Level Agreement Standardisation Guidelines. The guidelines are designed to give EU businesses more certainty around what cloud servi...
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Public or private sector: who should be taking the lead on cyber security?

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 00:00
Précis: In a recent speech, Tom Wheeler, Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) - the US body responsible for regulating interstate and international communications - has suggested that the private sector should take res...
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The Cloud: Greater than computing itself?

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 00:00
Précis The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) has issued a report stating whilst the impact of cloud on the technology world has been huge so far, this is only really the beginning for the cloud.  What? In a report issued last month EIU c...
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