Cybersecurity risks in mergers and acquisitions transactions

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Cybersecurity risks in mergers and acquisitions transactions

Acquiring a company could mean taking on its digital operations and its past present and future data security issues. This means in many cases that an effective cybersecurity...

18 September 2018
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Ofcom fines Vodafone £4.6m for regulatory breaches

Last week, the UK communications regulator Ofcom fined Vodafone an amount of £4.6m for breaches of the Ofcom's General Conditions of Entitlement.

01 November 2016

Venturing further

The European venture capital funds regime (EuVECA) is a helpful initiative for venture capital fund managers, and proposed changes by the EU Commission to improve take up should...

14 October 2016
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Cybersecurity - Global trends, threats and safeguards

Cyber-crime knows no borders. Increasingly businesses are facing cyber-threats and are having to tackle compliance issues on a multi-jurisdictional basis.

13 October 2016
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Ofcom releases its review of the General Conditions of Entitlement

This week, the UK communications regulator Ofcom released a consultation concerning its review of the General Conditions of Entitlement.

05 August 2016

The NIS Directive and Brexit: the next steps for businesses

Partners James Walsh and Ian Hargreaves discuss the world’s first inter-governmental initiative on cybersecurity.

02 August 2016
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EU antitrust investigation of Hollywood film studios’ geo-blocking arrangements with Sky - Update

On 23 July 2015 the European Commission sent a Statement of Objections to Paramount alleging that certain clauses in content licensing agreements.

27 July 2016
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Merger control reform and challenges in the EU and UK

This article discusses recently considered and currently proposed merger control reforms in the EU and UK, including relevance to the digital sector.

26 July 2016
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EU-US Privacy Shield: an end to uncertainty?

The European Commission has formally adopted the EU-US Privacy Shield; however will this provide legal certainty for transatlantic data transfers?

19 July 2016

European Commission’s draft Geo-Blocking Regulation fails to clear the way

The European Commission’s proposed Geo-Blocking Regulation fails to address some of the key e-commerce concerns the Commission had previously identified.

21 June 2016
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No ‘online platform’ EU regulation (for now), but general e-commerce rules will apply

European Commission refrains from imposing regulations specifically targeting online platforms, for now. General EU e-commerce rules will however apply.

20 June 2016
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Red Tape | Data breach notifications

Recent cybersecurity regulatory developments in the EU, Hong Kong & Australia relating to mandatory data breach notification laws.

14 June 2016
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