The European Commission will clarify the procedures for taking down and blocking
access to illegal content after complaints that the rules were unclear and
resulted in illegal content staying online for too long, it has said.
The organisation that oversees the addressing system for websites will consider
applications for new domains submitted from today.
A plan for an EU-wide patent could lead to inconsistent decisions and high legal
costs, a committee of MPs has warned.
Authorities should have at least double the time they currently do to bring
prosecutions against people who amend official records to prevent material being
released under freedom of information (FOI) laws, the outgoing Scottish
Information Commissioner has said.
The public should be informed when a building or facility operator uses systems
to track the location and movements of mobile phones, a data privacy expert has
The Canadian Patent Office has granted online retail giant Amazon a patent for a
'one-click' payment method for processing transactions, according to reports.
Nearly one third of businesses which take on temporary staff and contractors are
expected to end contracts early to avoid new laws giving those workers the same
employment and working conditions as permanent staff, according to a poll of
Researchers have said that they have intercepted unencrypted smart meter data and used it to uncover details that represent an intrusion into user privacy. 11/01/2012
Proposed changes to the Private Finance Initiative (PFI) do not fully address
concerns that it is being used as a way of keeping the cost of major
infrastructure projects off the Government's balance sheet, an influential
committee of MPs has said.
The Government should not delay new laws to allow a £32 billion national high
speed rail network to go ahead, an infrastructure law expert has said.
Banks will be allowed to go below new minimum liquidity levels set by global
regulators in times of particular financial difficulty, a group of international
banking supervisors has announced.
The Government must develop a more "ambitious" approach to waste management in
order to tackle the shortage of materials that the manufacturing industry sees
as its biggest threat, the industry has said.
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