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  • Watchdog approves first overseas employee data transfer

    05 Jan 2006

    The UK’s Information Commissioner has made use of new procedures governing the transfer of personal data outside the European Economic Area to authorise General Electric to pass employee information to parts of the group situated overseas.

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  • How to sue a British spammer

    05 Jan 2006

    Chartered engineer Nigel Roberts became the first person to win a court judgment over a company's breach of the UK's anti-spam law late last year. His success received widespread media coverage – and now he's encouraging others to do the same.

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  • Commission rethinks policy on abuse of a dominant position

    05 Jan 2006

    The abuse of a dominant market position can incur the wrath of the European Commission – but its policy of enforcement is perceived as inconsistent and difficult to understand. Accordingly, the Commission is putting clarity at the centre of a new...

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  • PC World 'misled' punters over discount lappy

    04 Jan 2006

    PC World has been ticked off for not having enough stock to meet a promotion for a cut-price laptop.

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  • Nominet wins damages in data mining dispute

    04 Jan 2006

    Nominet UK, the national registry for all .uk domain names, has been awarded AUD $1.3 million (£550,000) in damages following a data mining scam that led to thousands of Nominet registrants receiving misleading domain name notices.

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  • Confusion over whose patch to use for Windows flaw

    04 Jan 2006

    Conflicting advice is being offered to Windows users over the latest software vulnerability to be revealed. Microsoft is urging users to wait for an approved patch to be released, but some security experts say that a third-party patch should be used right...

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  • Sony BMG to settle 'rootkit' lawsuits

    04 Jan 2006

    Sony BMG looks set to settle a class action lawsuit filed over its release of music CDs that, when played on PCs, installed potentially damaging copy-control software. A deal awaiting court approval offers compensation of $7.50 and free music to each...

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  • Undelete those deleted emails, FOIA ruling tells Government

    22 Dec 2005

    'Deleted' Government records needn't necessarily be treated as deleted after all, according to a ruling by the Information Tribunal, which deals with appeals against rulings under the Freedom of Information Act.

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  • European Commission threatens Microsoft with daily fine

    22 Dec 2005

    The European Commission has threatened to impose a €2m (£1.36m; $2.4m) per day fine on Microsoft if it does not supply "adequate information about its server programs" by 25 January, the BBC reports. The EU declared it was "left with no alternative"...

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  • Protect industrial designs overseas with one application

    22 Dec 2005

    The European Commission today set out proposals that would allow companies to use one application to protect their designs both within the EU and in countries that have signed up to a treaty on the international registration of industrial designs.

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