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Government announces emergency legislation to continue telecoms data retention after CJEU's strike-down of directive

The UK government has proposed emergency legislation to ensure that telecoms companies continue to store internet and phone user data after Europe's top court struck down previous data retention laws.  10 Jul 2014

"Essential suppliers" to be prevented from terminating contracts with insolvent companies

IT and utility companies that provide "essential" supplies would be prevented from enforcing termination clauses in contracts with companies that fall into financial difficulties under plans put forward for consultation by the UK government. 10 Jul 2014

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European Commission: EU countries must "wake up" to economic potential of coordinated 'big data'

Lack of cross-border coordination, insufficient infrastructure and funding opportunities are preventing countries in the EU from taking full advantage of the economic benefits of 'big data' and cloud computing, the European Commission has said. 09 Jul 2014

Samsung, Dell among first companies to commit to development of open standard for 'smart' devices

Development of an industry-wide specification and certification programme for 'smart' devices for use in connected homes and offices will be the first priority of a new industry consortium. 09 Jul 2014

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