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  1. September 9, 2014

    Google launches public meetings on ‘right to be forgotten’ ruling

    Google on Tuesday held the first in a series of public meetings across Europe to debate how the technology company should...

  2. July 30, 2014

    Peers say online ‘right to be forgotten’ ruling is unworkable

    A ruling by Europe’s highest court that granted citizens the “right to be forgotten” online is “unworkable” and “wrong in...

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  1. July 27, 2014

    Pubs turn away from live sport channels to lure customers

    Pub companies and landlords are turning their back on live sport as a magnet for attracting customers and darkening their...

  2. July 23, 2014

    Google in fight to stop global removal of sensitive links

    Google is braced for a showdown with European privacy watchdogs over demands the continent’s “right to be forgotten” online...

  3. FT Tech Hub

    July 17, 2014

    Microsoft, follows Google, to grant users the "right to be forgotten"

    Forgotten about Bing? Well, Bing has not forgotten about you. Microsoft has joined Google in taking requests from European...

  4. July 15, 2014

    Privacy watchdog receives record numbers of complaints

    The UK’s privacy watchdog has received a record number of complaints from people increasingly worried about how their...

  5. July 14, 2014

    Manufacturers seek limit on backdated bills for holiday pay

    Manufacturers are urging the government to introduce emergency legislation to limit backdated bills for holiday pay that...

  6. July 13, 2014

    The right to be forgotten ruling leaves nagging doubts

    Last week Google created an advisory committee to help it implement the “right to be forgotten” online that has been...

  7. David Allen Green

    July 11, 2014

    Drip, drip, drip - the emergency surveillance law erodes our civil liberties

    The UK government is pushing through emergency legislation. The Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Bill was published...

  8. July 10, 2014

    Enacting security law by guillotine

    In the 12 months since Edward Snowden delivered his first revelations about state surveillance in the US and Britain, there...

  9. July 10, 2014

    Telecoms industry welcomes data proposals

    Mobile phone networks and internet service providers have been warning the government for weeks that they were unsure about...

  10. July 10, 2014

    A cheerful Pope Francis reveals readiness to reform Vatican

    No sacrilege is intended in comparing today’s Roman Curia under Pope Francis with the Central Committee of the now-defunct...

  11. July 10, 2014

    UK unveils emergency data law to underpin security surveillance

    David Cameron is to push though emergency laws to allow police and security agencies to maintain access to phone and email...

  12. July 8, 2014

    EU ruling on commission pay prompts warning

    Companies face millions of pounds in compensation bills – and some could be put out of business – because of a ruling by EU...

  13. July 4, 2014

    Europe’s flawed privacy ruling

    When two months ago the European Court of Justice established a new legal “right to be forgotten ”, its intention was to...

  14. July 4, 2014

    ‘Right to be forgotten’ opens can of worms for Google

    Google has run into a barrage of sniping and suspicion over its first attempts this week to comply with Europe’s new “right...

  15. Business Blog

    July 3, 2014

    The absurdity of Europe's right to be forgotten becomes clear

    The problems erupting over Google’s implementation of the EU’s new “right to be forgotten” rule were predictable. And I say...

  16. July 3, 2014

    Google’s removal of BBC article raises censorship fears

    British politicians and EU officials expressed concern on Thursday after it emerged that a seven-year-old article...

  17. June 26, 2014

    Google removes search results under ‘right to be forgotten’ rules

    Google, which was founded with the aim of indexing “all the world’s information”, took a grudging step back from its...

  18. beyondbrics

    June 19, 2014

    Hungary's FX mortgages: edging towards resolution

    As Argentina’s sovereign debt soap opera dragged on, this week saw another legal judgement on toxic debts running into...

  19. June 5, 2014

    Door opened for new EU cartel damage claims

    Europe’s highest court has opened up a new front in private damages claims against cartels, after finding that companies...

  20. June 3, 2014

    Google receives rush of requests to delete search results

    Google has received more than 41,000 requests in four days from Europeans wanting the company to remove personal information...

  21. May 30, 2014

    Google, Europe and web freedom

    Ever since Edward Snowden revealed the extent to which the security services snoop on individuals’ data communications,...

  22. May 30, 2014

    Google privacy campaigner praises search engine for bowing to EU

    The man who brought the landmark internet privacy case against Google has praised the US group for allowing users to request...

  23. May 30, 2014

    Google bows to EU privacy ruling

    A landmark “right to be forgotten” ruling against Google in Europe risks damaging the next generation of internet start-ups...

  24. May 15, 2014

    Google to implement EU privacy ruling ‘within weeks’

    Google is expected to create a mechanism to request the removal of search results within “weeks” following an EU ruling that...

  25. May 14, 2014

    Google should not erase the web’s memory

    Perhaps the European Court of Justice wants to equal the US Supreme Court in a display of poor judgment. That might explain...

  26. FT Alphaville

    May 14, 2014

    The Closer

    FURTHER FURTHER READING - Yellen policy on rates needs clarifying. - Piketty’s mainstream success is proof that America’s...

  27. May 13, 2014

    Europe’s Google privacy ruling brings risks

    Over the past year, European politics and public opinion have been vexed by the question of data privacy on the internet....

  28. May 13, 2014

    Web groups brace for flood of data requests

    Google and other US internet giants are braced for a blizzard of requests from European citizens demanding that sensitive...

  29. April 30, 2014

    Court dashes drive to resist tax on City

    George Osborne’s bid to shield the City of London from EU rules has suffered its second blow this year, after a court threw...

  30. April 30, 2014

    Defend the City’s vaults from raids by foreign courts

    The UK banking sector still produces golden eggs: a great deal of tax, foreign exchange and employment. It is to be hoped...

  31. April 29, 2014

    Osborne set for defeat over financial transaction tax

    George Osborne is braced for defeat in the European Court on Wednesday in his opening bid to protect the City of London from...

  32. April 24, 2014

    City braced for EU ruling on financial transactions tax

    The City is braced for a ruling next week on Europe’s tax on financial transactions after the EU’s top court unexpectedly...

  33. April 8, 2014

    European Court of Justice rules EU data collection laws illegal

    Europe’s top court has ruled that EU law forcing telecommunications companies to store customer data for up to two years was...

  34. April 1, 2014

    Mobile group Three in EU court win over £1bn UK tax

    A defeat for the government in Europe’s highest court has paved the way for over £1bn of tax losses racked up by Three, the...

  35. March 28, 2014

    Littlewoods on course for £1.2bn payout in tax refund battle

    Littlewoods is on course for a £1.2bn payout from the public purse, after the High Court sided with the UK home shopping...

  36. March 23, 2014

    David Cameron urged to tone down anti-immigration rhetoric

    David Cameron has been urged to tone down his anti-immigration rhetoric by some of his own MPs who have launched a new group...

  37. March 21, 2014

    Is fighting outside work grounds for the sack?

    An employee has been accused of severely injuring another man in a fight after work. We’re worried this incident – reported...

  38. March 18, 2014

    German court rejects EU crisis fund complaints

    Germany’s constitutional court on Tuesday lifted a cloud of uncertainty hanging over the eurozone bailout fund by ruling...

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