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UK Government launches Cyber Essentials Scheme
  • MacRoberts LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • June 19 2014

As of 1st October 2014 all suppliers bidding for certain types of government information handling contracts will require to be Cyber Essentials


doihavedataprotectionobligations?
  • MacRoberts LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • June 13 2013

For those who still think that a "Tweet" is a chirping noise made by a small bird, and couldn't tell Mark Zuckerberg from Mark Wahlberg, social


Social advertising - how obvious need it be?
  • MacRoberts LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • March 20 2012

Recently, celebrities Katie Price and Rio Ferdinand posted a series of tweets on their respective twitter accounts that you might not have expected


Defamation on the internet - discovering the identity of wrongdoers
  • MacRoberts LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • April 23 2014

The fallout from the defamatory allegations and innuendos directed at the late Lord McAlpine has highlighted the potential consequences of ill


Never underestimate the power of Twitter
  • MacRoberts LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • January 27 2014

Two individuals, who posted abusive and threatening tweets to the Twitter account of feminist campaigner Caroline Criado-Perez, were last week jailed


The Digital Economy Act
  • MacRoberts LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • April 9 2010

The controversial Digital Economy Act is now law after being approved by the House of Commons by a majority of 142 votes, the House of Lords and receiving Royal Assent


Facebook - it's all fun and games until somebody loses an I.D.
  • MacRoberts LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • October 19 2010

Social networking giant, Facebook, has admitted that some applications (or "apps") hosted on its site have been transmitting user-identifying information to online advertising and internet-tracking companies


Cookie breathing space
  • MacRoberts LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • May 25 2011

Following on from our e-update on the new EU cookie Regulations, the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has published further guidance on how businesses should implement the regulations, and it is giving website owners 12 months to comply with the new law


All eyes on the cookie jar
  • MacRoberts LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • May 11 2011

Further to our previous e-update, anyone with a website should be aware of the new EU rules (Directive 2009136EC) regarding the use of internet text-files called 'cookies'


Cookie crunch time: new advertising code fails to comply with EU cookie law?
  • MacRoberts LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • September 14 2011

A self-regulatory code addressing online behavioural advertising, which has recently been adopted by a number of companies operating in the UK, is raising concerns of non-compliance with the new EU cookie law