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Move to introduce jail time as potential punishment for UK data protection breaches stalls

Another attempt to introduce jail sentences as a possible punishment to individuals who access or disclose personal data in breach of data protection rules has stalled in the UK parliament. 24 Oct 2014

Planned new computer hacking laws need greater clarification, say UK lawmakers

The wording of draft UK laws that would introduce new criminal penalties for computer hacking and a stiffer punishment regime have been criticised as being too vague. 23 Oct 2014

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Academic behind copyright law changes warns that rights holders could lose even more control of content by taking test cases to court

Rights holders could lose even more control over their content if they take cases to court to test new copyright exceptions, the academic whose proposals prompted the new laws has exclusively told Out-Law.com.  07 Oct 2014

EU opens debate on whether KYC obligations can address problems with identifying IP infringers

A debate into whether internet service providers (ISPs) should be able to deliver content over their networks to anonymous internet users has been launched in the EU. 19 Sep 2014

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