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The European Markets Infrastructure Regulation ("EMIR") entered into force on 16 August 2012. From 12 February 2014 EU institutions must report details of all live derivative contracts (i.e. OTC,... more
The European Commission’s plans to introduce a new single data protection regime across all 27 EU member states with a new Regulation appears to be making steady progress. The... 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
In its judgment of 6 June 2013 (Case no. 2-24 O 246/12, appeal pending), the District Court of Frankfurt am Main found several clauses contained in the terms... more
The investigationIn April 2013, the OFT announced the launch of an investigation into the ways in which online and app-based games unfairly pressure or encourage children to make... more
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