10 commercial reasons for complying with cyber laws

10 commercial reasons for complying with cyber laws

Actually, there are really only two good commercial reasons why your online business should comply with laws and regulations: (1) competitive advantage and (2) collaborative advantage. But, it takes another 8 reasons to explain why! Business enterprise fuels the online economy by generating the wealth to provide public services, more and better jobs, higher standards […]

New EU regulation to enable cross-border electronic signatures

New EU regulation to enable cross-border electronic signatures

The European Commission has proposed new rules to enable cross-border and secure electronic transactions in Europe. The proposed Regulation aims to ensure people and businesses can use their own national electronic identification schemes (e-IDs) to access public services in other EU countries where e-IDs are available. It also creates an internal market for e-Signatures and […]

Consultation on Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Schemes

Ofcom today published a consultation which reviews the two communications Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Schemes: Ombudsman Services: Communications (OS) and the Communications and Internet Services Adjudication Scheme (CISAS). These are independent bodies which examine and make judgements about communications complaints referred to them by consumers. Ofcom is obliged to keep its approval of the schemes […]

Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act 2012

Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act 2012

Reference: H.R.3523 The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act 2012 CISPA) provides for the sharing of certain cyber threat intelligence and cyber threat information between the intelligence community and cybersecurity entities, and for other purposes. The Act allows the federal government to use shared cyber threat information: (1) for cybersecurity purposes, including the investigation of cybersecurity crimes; (2) […]

Government remains concerned over EU Alternative Dispute Resolution

The UK government has published its response to the EU’s consultation on Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR). It questions whether the current proposals will have real business benefits as well as protect consumers adequately. The European Commission published legislative proposals on ADR on 29 November 2011. The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills launched a Call for Evidence on these […]