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  • Government reforms Company Law Reform law

    04 May 2006

    Responding to the criticism from British businesses, the Government proposed changes to its Company Law Reform Bill in Parliament yesterday. New clauses were presented that, among other things, give directors more protection against lawsuits.

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  • Ofcom steps into Carphone row with BT

    03 May 2006

    The Carphone Warehouse has suffered a setback to its ambitious plans to offer cut price broadband and phone services. A draft ruling by regulator Ofcom has failed to uphold a request by Carphone to slash the cost of migrating large numbers of users to...

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  • Apple wins right to retain fixed-price downloads

    03 May 2006

    Apple has apparently succeeded in persuading the world's major record labels to re-license their content for sale on its iTunes Music Store (ITMS) for a flat-rate 99 cents 79 pence in the UK per track. To date, label executives have been keen to stress...

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  • Renegade spammer targets junk mail registry

    03 May 2006

    Users of Blue Security's controversial anti-spam system have begun receiving email threats that they'll end up getting even more junk mail unless they opt-out of its network.

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  • Information security agency is lawful, says European Court

    03 May 2006

    Rejecting a legal challenge from the UK, the European Court of Justice ruled yesterday that the European Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA), a centre of expertise for Member States and EU Institutions, was established legally.

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  • Progress on EU battery recycling law

    03 May 2006

    A new law aims to ensure the collection and recycling of all batteries in the EU at the end of their useful life to prevent their incineration and disposal and the consequent environmental and health damage due to the heavy metals they contain.

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  • Ofcom gets fairness and plain English into 3's small print

    03 May 2006

    Mobile operator 3 has amended its terms and conditions following a consumer complaint to Ofcom which prompted an investigation. The telecoms watchdog concluded that 3's small print was lacking in fairness and plain English. It was also rather small.

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  • Websites of UK's top companies 'actively turn visitors away'

    03 May 2006

    Nearly 75% of FTSE 100 company websites fail to meet minimum accessibility requirements according to new research that, perhaps for the first time, was largely undertaken manually. There was no website that achieved a higher standard than Level A.

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  • Acas discusses tribunal reform

    02 May 2006

    Acas, the UK employment relations service, published a policy discussion paper today which looks at the impact that dispute resolution reforms of October 2004 are having on employment tribunal claims.

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  • £20,000 reward for software whistleblowers

    02 May 2006

    The Business Software Alliance has doubled its maximum reward for people who report the use of unlicensed software within UK businesses before the end of June. Staff can report their bosses, remain anonymous and receive up to £20,000.

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