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Issue 9, 2017

News: Cloud Industry Forum attains EU Cloud code of Conduct Supporter Status

Legislation & Case Law Update: EU Directive on copyright in the Digital Single Market gets closer to approval & Sci-Hub faces hefty fine and ISP block in the US

Consultation: EU launches public consultation on the availability of Public Sector data

Issue 8, 2017

News: UK and EU prepare for Brexit data protection showdown

Case Law Update: ECJ to rule on legality of the UK’s mass digital surveillance powers

Consultation: Annual review of the Privacy Shield agreement underway

Issue 7, 2017

News: DEXEU position papers and more Brexit controversy

Case Law Update: High Court grants FA Premier League further injunction to block streaming websites

Consultation: Consultation on Government’s plans to implement the Security of Network and Information Systems Directive (NIS Directive)

August 2017

If you’re unsure how to stay in compliance and what the legal requirements for a business and its software are, we’re here to help.

Issue 6, 2017

News: The Gig Economy – Innovation but at what cost?

Case Law Update: Google fined record breaking €2.42 billion euros by European Commission for competition breaches

Consultation: Ofcom Review of Security Guidance

Grab the attention of your employers and educate them on the legalities of software compliance with this blog post on the effects of computer piracy.

Issue 5, 2017

News: EU publishes draft report on its proposal to ban “backdoors” allowing the reading of encrypted messaging

Case Law Update:

ECJ confirms online peer-to-peer sharing platforms can constitute a copyright-infringing “communication to the public”

Consultation: European Commission consults on Database Directive

Issue 4, 2017

News: Guarding against ransomware

Case Law Update: The Filmspeler case; a media player sold with pre-installed add-ons linking users to infringing TV and film streaming sites

Consultation: European Commission mid-term review on the implementation of the Digital Single Market Strategy