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Beware of tax phishing scams download subscription

Dentons 15-Oct-2014

Fake emails purporting to emanate from the CRA are informing the recipient that he/she has received an Interac email money transfer (i.e. a surprise refund).

Don’t leave me this way? Plans to force IT suppliers to continue to provide services to insolvent customers download subscription

Shoosmiths 3-Oct-2014

The Insolvency Service is undertaking a consultation exercise regarding a plan to ensure the continuity of supply of IT services to insolvent companies.

Department of Labor to require electronic filing of top-hat plan notices download subscription

Dentons 2-Oct-2014

The US Department of Labor has proposed to require so-called ‘top-hat plan notices’ to be filed electronically instead of on paper.

Driverless cars — privacy on public roads download subscription

Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co 2-Oct-2014

Following testing in the US of driverless cars and the announcement in the UK that cars will be tested here from the start of next year, the debate around autonomous vehicles has intensified. 

FCA publishes thematic review report on mobile banking and payments download subscription

Eversheds 30-Sep-2014

Eversheds’ payments processing experts set the key findings in this report and what they mean for UK firms. 

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Doing Business in the United States download subscription

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman 16-Oct-2014

Doing Business in the United States is an introductory guide for non-US businesses that may be interested in doing business in the US.

Spotlight on Belgium: trends in the legal landscape — issue 6, fall 2014 download subscription

DLA Piper 16-Oct-2014

Welcome to the sixth issue of Spotlight on Belgium. DLA Piper’s Belgian team brings you up to speed with the latest legal updates.

CAP issues update on ‘copycat’ websites following research from Ipsos Mori and recent rulings download subscription

IBB Solicitors 15-Oct-2014

The Committee on Advertising Practice (CAP) has issued an update on the companies with ‘copycat’ websites following three recent decisions.

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Data Issues Roundup — ICO issues new code of practice; ‘revenge porn’ to become offence; and more download subscription

Addleshaw Goddard 17-Oct-2014

Addleshaw Goddard has released the 16 October 2014 issue of its Data Issues Roundup, which provides a weekly round-up of data issues.

Changes to the regulation and control of media mergers and media business in Ireland download subscription

LK Shields Solicitors 15-Oct-2014

The Competition and Consumer Protection Act 2014 has implications for media mergers and media business in Ireland from 31 October 2014.

CAP issues update on ‘copycat’ websites following research from Ipsos Mori and recent rulings download subscription

IBB Solicitors 15-Oct-2014

The Committee on Advertising Practice (CAP) has issued an update on the companies with ‘copycat’ websites following three recent decisions.

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Hate crimes and drag queens in cyber space download subscription

Collyer Bristow 10-Oct-2014

In a new book published by Harvard University Press, Hate Crimes in Cyber Space, Prof Danielle Citron lays her prescription for tackling the ‘awful internet’.

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Video as a publishing tool: the reputational menace — coming to a screen near you download subscription

Schillings 9-Oct-2014

The increased use of video as a publishing tool has reputation implications for individuals and businesses alike.

Celebrity hacking scandal — does the buck stop here? download subscription

Schillings 7-Oct-2014

One positive that has come out of the recent wave of uncomfortably private photos being brandished is that not everyone wants to look at them.

Protecting your data and reputation from Shellshock vulnerability download subscription

Schillings 1-Oct-2014

The real threat from a data breach is not the incident itself, but the lasting damage it can cause to your reputation.

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Duties of private trustees download subscription

Winckworth Sherwood 20-Oct-2014

A private trustee’s duties can be onerous and it is important that a trustee is aware of them before accepting the office of trustee.

Employment Update — shared parental leave; constructive unfair dismissal; flexible working Q&A; fixed-term contracts; and more download subscription

Bates Wells Braithwaite 20-Oct-2014

Bates Wells Braithwaite has released the autumn 2014 issue of its Employment Update.

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Bereavement leave: should employers be doing more? download subscription

Shoosmiths 6-Jun-2014

Recently the Dying Matters Coalition has called for a national review of employment practice on bereavement leave.

Changes to flexible working requests download subscription

Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co 3-Jun-2014

While employers will not be under an obligation to accept all requests, they will be obliged to consider all requests reasonably within a three-month time frame.

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