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The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has a wide-ranging brief, which includes the ability to enforce compliance with its rules and competition law in order to meet its...

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This Practice Note explores the effect of Brexit on UK cybersecurity with a particular focus on the network and information systems legislation. It covers: • overview of...

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What is BYOD? 'Bring your own device' (BYOD) refers to arrangements where an organisation allows designated employees to connect to its corporate IT network using their...

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Background The Computer Misuse Act 1990 (CMA 1990) was principally enacted in response to the threat of unauthorised access to computers, colloquially known as ‘hacking’...

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While there are other remedies available to claimants in breach of confidence cases, an injunction preventing publication of the relevant information is often the only...

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The Digital Economy Act 2017 (DEA 2017) received Royal Assent on 27 April 2017. DEA 2017 implementation is underway with the publication of the Digital Economy Act 2017...

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The Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 (CDPA 1988) gives the copyright owner exclusive rights in the UK to carry out various acts in relation to the copyright work....

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Copyright theft Theft of copyright is criminalised by the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 (CDPA 1988), the Trade Marks Act 1994 (TMA 1994) and the Video...

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Whereas primary infringement requires in most instances reproduction, secondary infringement is about dealing commercially in infringing copyright works. Acts of...

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Though taking preventative steps obviously makes good sense (see Practice Note: Cybercrime prevention), it is not possible to totally eradicate the risk of cybercrime or...

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The rapid growth of the internet has transformed the way we work. Indeed, the UK has one of the most internet-based economies in the world, with the UK internet market...

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Cybercrime is a challenge for internal compliance teams requiring a wider response than, 'it's a job for the IT department'. Cyber risk, like any other risk to your...

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This Practice Note is intended to provide an overview of the laws and regulations relating to cybersecurity, with a particular focus on: • the General Data Protection...

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Introduction to cybersecurity in financial services firms In the wake of continued escalations in phishing and denial of service attacks against banks and other financial...

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ARCHIVED: This archived Practice Note provides information on the Digital Economy Act 2010 and early s 97A website blocking. This Practice Note is for background...

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An electronic signature is the electronic equivalent of a handwritten signature and links a person to the contents of an electronic document. This Practice Note...

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