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EU copyright law

EU voted in favor of controversial copyright laws; The internet could be changed forever

The EU has voted on copyright reform (again), with members of European Parliament this time voting in favor of the extremely controversial Articles 11 and 13. The 438 to ... Read More

Online lawyers to offer ‘smart contracts’; Blockchain technology to be used

Smart contracts for everyday legal transactions will use blockchain technology as legal and blockchain providers join forces. Online legal services pioneer Rocket Lawyer has announced plans to offer its ... Read More
Dutch bank ING

Dutch bank ING fined 775 million euros in money laundering case

Dutch bank ING has paid 775 million euros ($897 million) to settle a huge money laundering case in the Netherlands, prosecutors said Tuesday. The country’s financial prosecution service said ... Read More

Property investment scam: Affected investors lost millions, feel “unprotected by the law”

“The only thing that is left for us now is to file a complaint and pray that the money hasn’t been spent on casinos and luxury hotels.” Around 60 ... Read More
General Data Protection Regulation

Data protection complaints in UK doubled since GDPR took effect

The number of data protection complaint reported to UK regulators has nearly doubled since the introduction of new data protection laws, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has said. Saturday ... Read More

A new legal challenge to Brexit is filed

The UK in EU Challenge group, an anti-Brexit organization consisting largely of British expatriates living in Spain, France and Italy, filed a new legal challenge to Brexit Tuesday alleging that ... Read More
Malta Passport

EU prepares crackdown on ‘citizenship for sale’

Brussels is preparing to crack down on EU governments, including Malta and Cyprus, that award citizenship to rich people from outside the bloc, as concerns mount about so-called dirty ... Read More
German Parliament

Worried about non-EU investor, Germany may see a new law on foreign takeovers

The German government is mulling over a proposal to change the country’s Foreign Trade and Payments Ordinance. The proposal has been sent to various ministries, and according to the ... Read More
copyright image

The Court of Justice of the European Union delivers landmark copyright ruling

The posting on a website of a photograph that was freely accessible on another website with the consent of the author requires a new authorisation by that author Mr ... Read More
robot lawyer

Consumers choose cheaper, faster ‘lawbots’ over expensive, slow lawyers

New research into the use of digital technology in the UK legal sector has revealed that seven out of 10 consumers would choose a ‘lawbot,’ a customer facing, automated ... Read More
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