Drones Without Borders: Future Common Standards in the EU?

  • Posted on 15th October 2014
Drones Without Borders: Future Common Standards in the EU?

Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS), more commonly referred to as ‘civil drones’ or ‘unmanned aerial vehicles’ (UAVs), can perform tasks that manned systems are sometimes unable to perform. They can be useful for surveillance purposes, border control, agriculture, firefighting, or media and entertainment, amongst other applications. The EU and some of its Member States have in recent years acknowledged the…

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Price comparison websites in the spotlight

  • Posted on 21st July 2014
Price comparison websites in the spotlight

Price Comparison Websites (PCWs) are popular tools amongst tech-savvy consumers, especially in the consumer goods, energy and financial sectors. The key to their attractiveness is that they allow consumers to quickly search for and compare the best deals in the market. PCWs usually operate on either a flat-fee, or a commission-based model and attract new customers via online and offline…

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Wearable technology: market growth, rapid innovation and developing policy

  • Posted on 11th July 2014
Wearable technology: market growth, rapid innovation and developing policy

Clothes which measure your heart rate and locate you via GPS while you run. Smart watches that can be used as an extension of your smartphone. The ability to access the internet with your glasses.  These are just a few examples of the most recent wearable technology devices.   But is there enough demand for these innovative products? According to…

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EU court backs ‘right to be forgotten’ in Google case

  • Posted on 13th May 2014
EU court backs ‘right to be forgotten’ in Google case

In a hugely significant development, the European Union Court of Justice (ECJ) has today ruled that Google must amend some search results at the request of ordinary people in a test of the so-called “right to be forgotten”.   The European Commission proposed a law giving users the “right to be forgotten” back in 2012.  It would require search engines…

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