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New Deal for Consumers: European Data Protection Supervisor concerned reforms could undermine GDPR

Background As we reported in April, the EU has conducted a major revaluation of EU consumer law directives. As a consequence, the EU has proposed a series of amendments to...

Written on: 7 Nov 2018

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Next-generation connectivity: Declan O’Halloran, Quintas Energy

Declan O'Halloran considers what new levels of connectivity means for the energy sector in our new Next-generation connectivity report. > Download your copy

Written on: 5 Nov 2018

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Next-generation connectivity: Jeff Travers – Head of IoT, Ericsson

Jeff Travers of Ericsson IoT explores what new horizons in connectivity means for businesses and consumers alike in our new Next-generation connectivity report. Download your copy

Written on: 1 Nov 2018

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The Digital Revolution: The Internet of Things

Catherine Hammon, Digital Revolution Knowledge Lawyer, and Nick Thody, Head of Knowledge, discuss The Internet of Things – the growing network of ordinary objects sending and receiving data – and the...

Written on: 1 Nov 2018

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The French Competition Authority fines Stihl €7 million for de facto prohibition of online sales

Background The FCA has fined the chainsaw manufacturer Stihl €7M for having disproportionately restricted its retailers’ online sales between 2006 and 2017. In particular, the FCA considered that, although Stihl’s...

Written on: 26 Oct 2018

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Next-generation connectivity: Jeremy Kingsley, The Economist Intelligence Unit

Jeremy Kingsley of The Economist Intelligence Unit discusses the key findings – and implications for businesses – in our new Next-generation connectivity report. Download your copy

Written on: 25 Oct 2018

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Osborne Clarke releases new report Next-generation connectivity

On 18 October 2018, Osborne Clarke launched its Next-generation connectivity report. The Next-generation connectivity report was commissioned by Osborne Clarke and the research was undertaken and the report was written...

Written on: 19 Oct 2018

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International Competition Update | October 2018

National competition authorities, too, continue to be active in investigating and dealing with online sales restrictions. In September, the CAT dismissed PING's appeal against a £1.45 million fine imposed by...

Written on: 11 Oct 2018

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Competition and “fairness”: French Competition Authority imposes fine for abuse of a dominant position in the medical waste management sector for unfair and excessive pricing

Background Management of infectious medical waste generated by healthcare activities is regulated and healthcare facilities are therefore required on a regional level to dispose of such waste within strict time...

Written on: 10 Oct 2018

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