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Opt out consent 'incompatible' with 'the right to informational self-determination', says Hamburg watchdog

Forcing consumers to de-select pre-ticked boxes to prevent businesses collecting, using and disclosing their personal information goes against their "right to informational self determination", a data protection watchdog in Germany has said. 01 Apr 2015

Trade in pensions information 'the next PPI scandal', warns privacy watchdog

The trade in individuals' pension data has the potential to be "the next PPI scandal", the Information Commissioner has said. 30 Mar 2015

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Mixed views expressed about 'double patenting' through new unitary patent framework

Businesses, trade groups and intellectual property (IP) specialists are split on whether UK rules should allow inventors to obtain both a UK national patent and a new unitary patent for the same invention, according to the UK Intellectual Property Office (IPO).... 19 Mar 2015

German ruling on 'cease and desist' obligations lacks clarity for website operators, says expert

Website operators in Germany forced to remove infringing content from their site must also ask Google to remove the content from their search engine cache, a court in the country has ruled. 19 Mar 2015

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