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The nascent private equity and venture capital industry in the MENA region has gone through some testing times in recent years. The recession saw the disappearance of a... more
In the recent case of Matchbet Limited v Openbet Retail Limited, the High Court rejected a claim for breach of a software licensing and development agreement, ruling that... more
The second half of 2013 saw the UK Court of Appeal re-examine the law of breach of confidence in the case of Force India Formula One Team Limited... more
Earlier this year, the U.S. National Telecommunications and Information Administration (“NTIA”) announced the release of a voluntary code of conduct which promotes transparency for consumers in mobile app... more
The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has a power to fine up to £500,000 for serious breaches of the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA) and the Privacy and Electronic... more
As part of an on-going debate on the European data protection reform, the “safe harbor” agreement between the EU and US is under review by the European Commission.The... more
Website operators need to be aware of their potential liability for content posted on their websites by third parties. In the April 2013 edition of Technology pICTure, we... more
BackgroundArticle 5 of the E-Commerce Directive (Directive 2000/31/EC) and related national legislation requires service providers to provide certain information, including their contact details, in an easily accessible way.... more
The investigationIn September 2013, the OFT reported on the results of its investigation into whether online and app-based games unfairly pressure or encourage children to make purchases. Following... more
The European Commission has fined eight international financial institutions a total of €1,712,468,000 for illegal cartel activity regarding financial derivatives markets in the European Economic Area. The combined... more
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