European Court Declares Data Retention Directive Invalid

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On 8 April 2014 the European Court of Justice ruled that the Data Retention Directive 2006/24/EC interferes in a particularly serious manner with the fundamental rights to respect for private life and to the protection of personal data. The Directive is declared invalid. Today’s guest post by Sylvie Rousseau and Matthias Vierstraete explains what the court decided […]

CAN SPAM Act 2003 and your email marketing campaign

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Are you sending business emails to recipients anywhere in the United States? The US CAN SPAM Act of 2003 sets out the rules for commercial email. The Act establishes requirements for commercial messages, gives recipients the right to have you stop emailing them, and provides tough penalties for violations. The CAN SPAM Act does not […]

Bribery Act 2010

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The United Kingdom’s Bribery Act 2010 (text) creates a new offence under section 7 which can be committed by commercial organisations which fail to prevent persons associated with them from bribing another person on their behalf. An organisation that can prove it has adequate procedures in place to prevent persons associated with it from bribing will have a […]

ISO 27001 Information Security Management System Requirements Standard

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Business Standards: ISO/IEC 27001:2005 (ISO 27001) is the international standard describing best practice for an Information Security Management System. ISO 27001 can be applied to all types of organisations and specifies the requirements for establishing, implementing, operating, monitoring, reviewing, maintaining and improving a documented Information Security Management System (ISMS) within the context of the organization’s […]

PRINCE2 – Projects in Controlled Environments – A standard for IT projects

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Prince2 is a de facto standard developed and used extensively by the UK government and is widely recognised and used in the private sector, both in the UK and internationally. It embodies established and proven best practice in project management.  Prince2 (Projects in a Controlled Environment) is a structured project management method based on experience drawn from thousands […]

How to mitigate legal risks in digital project management

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Enabling the business electronically by redefining processes, promoting simplification and standards, defining shared information and data, and collaborating allows for improved speed, more certainty and reduced costs across your enterprise. Yet, private and public organisations are involved in IT-based projects which often run for years, involve great volumes of resources and money, and have major […]

How to manage your relationship with tech lawyers

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Digital professionals may want to instruct tech-specialist lawyers to help mitigate any legal and regulatory risks associated with a project they are undertaking. This might include an IT systems implementation, online marketing campaign or some kind of research and development. Most large organisations benefit from an inhouse legal department to offer help and advice, especially […]

22 e-contract legal and security risks

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A contract is the defining document for cementing the relationship between the business and customer. Not only does it establish the parties’ intentions and expectations on what goods and services have been offered and accepted, the contract should also set out the road map to resolve difficulties if something were to go wrong, for whatever […]

UK and Israel sign MOU on Digital Government


The UK and Israel have committed to working together on digital government to help citizens, businesses and their respective economies. The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed at the Israeli Prime Minister’s office by Liam Maxwell, Government Chief Technology Officer, on behalf of the UK Government Digital Service (GDS), and by Harel Locker, Director-General of […]

53 Essential IT Security Tips For Your Digital Business (1) (1)

As IT and the Internet matures we are all becoming much wiser about many of the online threats facing us personally and the organisations where we work. However, cyber criminals are becoming cleverer and more sophisticated too! New threats, different ways of attacking network and information systems, and more sophisticated malware demand that we keep […]