News

E-crime Protection: Who Pays? Who Polices?

The House of Lords Science and Technology Committee has published its follow-up report on Personal Internet Security and has called for more to be done to protect the public from e-crime. Among other reforms, the Committee seeks legislation to establish the principle that banks be held responsible for losses incurred by electronic fraud.

news story

Government Data Loss: OGC Contract Compliance

With effect from 1 July 2008, the security provisions in the OGC Model Services Agreement and Guidance become mandatory for all UK government ICT contracts, but the requirements have much wider effect than might at first be thought.

news story

Barristers’ Web Sites: No News is Bad News

A comprehensive survey of barristers’ web sites has found that a large majority neglect the potential value of news about members’ achievements in the cases they handle.

news story

LVMH and eBay Damages

Reuters reports that a French court has ordered eBay to pay 38.6 million euros (£30.6 million) to luxury goods group LVMH for allowing the sale of counterfeit goods on its online auction site.

news story

Computer Games Modchips: All to Play For?

The Court of Appeal has upheld the appeal of ‘Mr Modchips’ and thereby cast doubt on the efficacy of the ETMs protecting the Sony Playstation, Microsoft’s X-box and Nintendo’s Gamecube. Laurence Eastham explains by way of extracts from the excellent judgment of Lord Justice Jacob.

news story

File-sharing: Virgin Media and the BPI

An interesting debate has arisen about the co-operation between the BPI and Virgin Media and letters sent by Virgin to customers whose pattern of use suggests that they may be engaging in illegal downloads. Laurence Eastham reports, suggests links and encourages SCL members to let him know their views.

news story

Podcast: The CDs Are in the Post....Data Disasters and How to Avoid Them: The Seventh Data Protection Principle in Practice.

This podcast gives practical and worthwhile advice on the legal and technical implications and risks facing organisations in addressing compliance issues arising from the seventh data protection principle, as well as practical advice about building in compliance from the start. The recordings of the speakers presentation and their slides are available to download. This podcast is for SCL members only. To access the MP3 downloads and presentation slides please logon to your account.

news story

New Version of OGC Guidance

Version 2.2 of the OGC Model Services Agreement and Guidance is now available on the Partnerships UK website.

news story

Disability Discrimination on Lawyers' Web Sites

A new survey by web editorial services company PWS has produced some shocking results. Lawyers don¡¦t seem to be taking their own advice on the importance of making web sites accessible.

news story

Please wait...