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Cyber Essentials controls made mandatory

From 1 October 2014 suppliers must comply with the new Cyber Essentials security requirements when bidding for some central government contracts.
20 October 2014

Update on rail ticket market regulatory review: ORR consults on Code of Practice

The next stage of Office of Rail Regulation's rail ticket market review is now underway, with the second stage consultation published on 3 September and due for responses on 31 October 2014.
06 October 2014

Draft New UK Procurement Regulations published

The Cabinet Office has published the draft Public Contracts Regulations 2015, the first in the package of legislation, which will implement EU Procurement Directives adopted earlier this year.
23 September 2014

You 'may' do as you please but you 'must' do as we say…

Two recent cases have provided a reminder of the importance of the choice of language used when drafting. In particular, between wording which is classed as 'mandatory' or 'directory'.
16 September 2014

Recording disclosure (and getting it right first time)

Disclosure of documents in disputes and regulatory investigations is hugely time consuming and capable of giving rise to inefficiencies and costly errors. But getting it wrong can really hurt.
15 September 2014

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Concept Autumn 2014

This edition of Burges Salmon's IP and technology bulletin looks at the implications of Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Act 2014, the Creative Content UK scheme to combat internet piracy.
03 September 2014

FCA's £8.4m fine highlights risks of outsourcing

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) fined an insurance firm £8.4 million this month for failing to treat customers fairly over the sales by outsourcing companies of accident insurance.
21 August 2014

Errors on CHAPS payment requests

The courts have been considering who, if anyone, is liable to a customer when CHAPS transfers go wrong.
21 August 2014

Chancellor’s plans to make UK the 'FinTech capital of the world'

Earlier this month, at the launch of the new UK FinTech trade body ‘Innovate Finance’, Chancellor George Osborne announced his plans to make the UK “the FinTech capital of the world”.
19 August 2014

Auditing the grocery supply chain

In September 2014, the major supermarkets will present to the Groceries Code Adjudicator, Christine Tacon, their future proposals for the auditing of supplier accounts.
15 August 2014

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ICO publishes 'Big Data' guidance

The Information Commissioner’s Office has published Guidance on how businesses can ensure that their use of big data is compliant with data protection law. 
13 August 2014

Drip, drip – an erosion of civil liberties?

DRIP, the Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Act 2014, has completed its fast track through Parliament and received Royal Assent on 17 July.
23 July 2014
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