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Tech Bytes: Technology Law newsletter
Welcome to Tech Bytes, Fieldfisher’s bulletin on legal and commercial issues affecting the technology and communications sector.

In this issue:

Will access to midata work?  The UK government wants more businesses, particularly in the energy, mobile and banking sectors, to sign up to the government's "midata" scheme and provide consumers with historic transaction data.  The scheme is voluntary, but the government will legislate if necessary. Read more

Online ticket marketplace:  Supreme Court orders disclosure.  An online secondary ticketing marketplace, must disclose the identities of users who breached the Rugby Football Union’s (RFU) ticket policy by selling or advertising tickets for RFU fixtures at inflated prices.  The Supreme Court ruling is a boost for events organizers who want to retain control of their tickets and enforce their ticket policies. Read more


Who owns the contents of our emails? The UK High Court recently had to consider whether the content of an email is a type of "property" that can be owned.  The Court's ruling affects not just the contents of emails but potentially any data that is held by one person for another.  Read more

New European action plan for online gambling.  The European Commission has unveiled a series of initiatives aimed at clarifying the regulation of online gambling. Read more


Legal protection of databases.  For database right infringement claims to be successful in a particular EU member state, the database right holder will have to show, amongst other things, that the infringer had some intention of targeting users there, according to a recent ruling from the Court of Justice of the European Union. Read more

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