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14 May 2014
In 2012 there were 198 documented cyber attacks in the US. Forty percent were attacks on energy facilities and 15% on water utilities. Critical infrastructure operators report that networks and control systems are under repeated cyber attack and the consequences are severe and include critical operational failures.
10 April 2014
The question of European influence on UK domestic law has received much attention recently thanks to Messrs Clegg and Farage. In a recent development that will be of interest to readers, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has dismissed a challenge brought by the RMT union that the ban on secondary industrial action breaches the “freedom of association” provisions contained within article 11 of the European Convention on Human Rights.
21 March 2014
On 4 March 2014, the European Union (“EU”) allegedly reached an agreement on a law which exempts long-haul flights from mandatory carbon emissions payment until 2016. The deal is a weakening of the EU’s objective of reducing carbon emissions from aviation following threats of trade boycotts and international pressure.