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No implied copyright licence following takeover, rules Court of Appeal

A businessman who forged a document and lied about its authenticity has won a legal battle against a major financial institution over copyright. 15 Apr 2014

Consultation launched on mobile health but expert says guidance for organisations needed now

Organisations need more guidance now on how to address some of the legal challenges with developing or implementing mobile health (m-health) solutions, an expert has said. 10 Apr 2014

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    Businesses and outsourcing suppliers often face problems that cause commercial harm but are not serious enough to merit using contractual remedies, which are usually confined to damages claims or contract termination. 

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    This guide is based on UK law. It was last updated in April 2008. To most people, RSS stands for 'Really Simple Syndication'. It is growing in popularity. It is a means of sharing content – usually...

  • AJAX: the legal issues

    This guide is based on UK law. It was last updated in July 2008. AJAX is short for Asynchronous JavaScript and XML. It makes web pages more responsive by exchanging small amounts of data with the...

  • Website compliance: 10 tips

    This guide is based on UK law. It was last updated in March 2008. Every organisation is obliged to ensure that its website complies with what seems to be a never-ending volume of legislation....

  • Web design (checklist)

    This guide is based on UK law. It was last updated in February 2008. Have you ascertained the notices and disclaimers that you need to include?   Have you incorporated your terms and conditions? (S...

  • Software development contracts

    This guide is based on UK law. It was last updated in February 2008. Where a business needs bespoke software solutions, the rights and obligations of a software developer and of the business (the...

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Researchers flag 'Heartbleed' security flaw that could expose business data and communications

Researchers have identified a vulnerability in the security of popular encryption software product that, if left unfixed, could expose business data and communications to hackers. 09 Apr 2014

Supervisory bodies call on banks to address operational risks to IT infrastructure

Banks and insurance companies should be called upon to improve and test the resilience of their systems against cyber attacks and ensure their plans to continue serving customers following such attacks are "robust", according to a group of supervisory authorities.... 04 Apr 2014

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