Technology/Digital

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DCMS consults on AVMS Directive

07 November 2019

How will the updated provisions in the Audiovisual Media Services Directive (AVMSD) impact on video-sharing platforms (VSPs)?

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New EU Platform for Business Regulation: improving fairness of the trading practices of online platforms

04 July 2019

What are the EU’s proposals for improving trading practices in the online economy?

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Internet of Things – DCMS consultation on security for consumers

04 July 2019

What are the Government’s proposals for ensuring the security of everyday items which are always connected to the internet (Internet of Things)?

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Government response to DCMS report on disinformation and fake news

04 July 2019

What does the Government’s response to the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) select committee report on disinformation mean for businesses with an online presence?

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Online Harms White Paper proposes regulatory framework to entrench online safety

04 July 2019

Can the UK become the safest place in the world to go online?

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House of Lords Communications Committee: “Regulating in a digital world”

08 April 2019

The Government's Digital Charter identified its key priorities, including protecting people from harmful content and behaviour, the legal liability of online platforms, and data and artificial intelligence.

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The EU fights “fake news”

20 December 2018

What will the EU’s code of practice on disinformation mean for tech companies?

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Unjustified Geoblocking Regulation

20 December 2018

Can a business block EU consumers from accessing their website to purchase goods or services?

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EU takes on the power of online intermediate services

24 September 2018

What steps is the EU taking in response to concerns over the growth in power of online intermediation services?

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Online advertising to tackle copyright infringement and counterfeit good

24 September 2018

How is industry responding to the threat of advertising on websites and apps which infringe copyright or disseminate counterfeit goods?

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Government publishes Digital Charter

12 April 2018

On 25 January 2018, the Department for Media Culture and Sport ("DCMS") published the Digital Charter that was announced in the 2017 Queen's speech.

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EU Online Platform Bill

18 December 2017

Search engines, app stores and other online platforms are facing new transparency obligations in relation to their contracts with other businesses in a new EU draft Bill proposed to be introduced next year.

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DCMS report on cyber security for the Internet of Things

18 December 2017

What are the risks associated with the Internet of Things and what needs to be done to make the Internet of Things safer for consumers?

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European Commission Recommendation on illegal content online

18 December 2017

What new measures will be required of online hosting service providers in relation to the European Commission Recommendation on measures to effectively tackle illegal content online?

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Online Platforms - Commission communication on tackling illegal content online

18 December 2017

The European Commission (Commission) has published a Communication containing nonlegally binding guidelines for online platforms on preventing, detecting, removing and disabling access to illegal content.

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Online platforms - Internet Safety Strategy green paper

18 December 2017

The internet is now all but ubiquitous, and there are growing public concerns about online safety. The issues range from online trolling, to hate speech, to location-sharing within social media platforms.

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Service provider liability

25 September 2017

EU proposal provides clarity on incoming requirements for digital service providers

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Cloud: EBA encourages banks to pool their resources for cloud audits

12 June 2017

The European Banking Authority (EBA) has made clear that banks are no longer required to provide their auditors (or themselves) with an independent right to audit their cloud service providers.

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Online platforms and consumers

12 June 2017

EU Commission requires social media companies to comply with consumer rules

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Online platform B2B practices

12 June 2017

European Commission set to legislate on trading practices of online platforms

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Payment practices

12 June 2017

Duty to report on payment practices and performance

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The Audio-Visual Media Services Directive

01 June 2017

The proposed new AVMS Directive: key features and the impact of Brexit

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Online platform liability: Global web companies seek EU clarity on liability for user content fake news

01 June 2017

Global web companies seek EU clarity on liability for user content/fake news

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Software licensing: SAP UK Limited v Diageo Great Britain Limited [2017] EWHC 189 (TCC)

20 March 2017

What are the risks of “indirect” use of software?

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Contract formation - Electronic signatures: New Law Society practice note

13 December 2016

The Law Society has issued a new practice note on the “Execution of a document using an electronic signature”.

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Digital media: The Digital Economy Bill

03 October 2016

The Government has published the Digital Economy Bill (the Bill), which will implement a number of Government commitments on the digital economy made in the Conservative Party manifesto, the ambition being to make the UK “the most digital nation in the world”.

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