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Good news for database owners: infringement takes place at least where the data is intended to be accessed

European Union - October 31 2012 In its October decision in Football Dataco v Sportradar (C-173/11) the Court of Justice of the European Union ("CJEU") held that database infringement occurs at least in the place where an internet user accesses the data, where there is evidence of an intention to target the public within that jurisdiction, notwithstanding the fact that the data may be sent from a server located outside that Member State.

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MPs and peers publish highly critical report of the Draft Communications Data Bill

United Kingdom - December 19 2012 The Joint Committee, made up of MPs and peers, has published its report on the Draft Communications Data Bill, a bill which proposes to extend the obligations of communications service providers ("CSPs") to provide law enforcement agencies with greater information in relation to individuals' communication activities.