Vote Leave fined £40,000 for unlawful text messages
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Vote Leave fined £40,000 for unlawful text messages

It's the latest fine in a string of penalties for unlawful political advertising
20 Mar 2019
Facebook is subject to 10 major GDPR investigations
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Facebook is subject to 10 major GDPR investigations

The Irish data regulator is also probing Apple, Twitter and LinkedIn for alleged data protection violations
28 Feb 2019
"Backroom" data-sharing leading to UK human rights abuses
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"Backroom" data-sharing leading to UK human rights abuses

Human rights group blasts "backroom" data-sharing between public services and Home Office for immigration control
5 Dec 2018
Gov announces Digital Services Tax to hit tech giants
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Gov announces Digital Services Tax to hit tech giants

Revenue-based tax to hit tech giants as government announces more funding for AI, quantum computing, and digital transformation
30 Oct 2018
Public now more trusting of companies to hold their data
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Public now more trusting of companies to hold their data

Less than one in five trust social media firms to keep their data safe according to the annual survey
7 Sep 2018
Sajid Javid demands tech giants act over online child abuse
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Sajid Javid demands tech giants act over online child abuse

Home secretary is close to losing patience with tech giants as he threatens to take legislative action
4 Sep 2018
EU will fine tech giants for not removing extremist material
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EU will fine tech giants for not removing extremist material

Security commissioner signals step change from self-policing
20 Aug 2018
ICO unveils new tech strategy to tackle digital hurdles
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ICO unveils new tech strategy to tackle digital hurdles

The three-year plan sees the appointment of a new executive director for technology policy and innovation
14 Aug 2018
Facebook should be made liable for fake news, MPs say
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Facebook should be made liable for fake news, MPs say

Wide-reaching report pinpoints the social media company's role in the spread of disinformation and hate speech
30 Jul 2018
ICO: People are more aware of data rights than ever before
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ICO: People are more aware of data rights than ever before

Watchdog issued a record £5 million in fines to organisations in 2017/18
24 Jul 2018
Facebook: We won't remove fake news
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Facebook: We won't remove fake news

Revelation follows Ofcom's threat to regulate social media platforms in a bid to curb misinformation
16 Jul 2018
EC calls for changes to electoral law to save democracy
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EC calls for changes to electoral law to save democracy

The Electoral Commission says urgent improvements needed to ensure transparency for voters in the digital age
26 Jun 2018
EU sinks UK hopes of role in drafting data laws post-Brexit
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EU sinks UK hopes of role in drafting data laws post-Brexit

The UK will be relegated to "third country" status, and lose its seat on the European Data Protection Board
30 May 2018
Zuckerberg sails through European Parliament's questioning
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Zuckerberg sails through European Parliament's questioning

Format blamed for allowing Facebook CEO to dodge MEPs' trickiest questions
23 May 2018
New laws pledged to regulate social media
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New laws pledged to regulate social media

Heavy GDPR-like fines proposed for firms that fail to tackle abuse
21 May 2018
EU rules could allow small businesses to sue tech giants
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EU rules could allow small businesses to sue tech giants

Platform owners must outline clearer terms and conditions for developers and small businesses
27 Apr 2018
Don't panic if you miss the GDPR deadline
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Don't panic if you miss the GDPR deadline

With less than a month to go, many organisations are expected to remain non-compliant
27 Apr 2018
Department for Work and Pensions to spend £15m on GDPR
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Department for Work and Pensions to spend £15m on GDPR

DWP defends data protection budget that is 30 times higher than other departments
26 Apr 2018
Facebook is one of 30 organisations in ICO's sights
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Facebook is one of 30 organisations in ICO's sights

UK data regulator reveals scope of investigation into how data is used in political campaigns
9 Apr 2018
GDPR compliance requires a rethink of the data you collect
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GDPR compliance requires a rethink of the data you collect

How IT leaders are preparing for GDPR, and the benefits doing so can bring your business
19 Mar 2018
Utility companies face £17m fines over poor cybersecurity
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Utility companies face £17m fines over poor cybersecurity

Government penalties come amid fear of nation state cyber attacks
29 Jan 2018
UK citizens enthusiastic about government digital offerings
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UK citizens enthusiastic about government digital offerings

But citizens want better online healthcare services
5 Jan 2018
UK police to lose data snooping powers
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UK police to lose data snooping powers

Digital rights groups claim changes to the Investigatory Powers Act are a "cop-out"
1 Dec 2017
How GDPR is going to redefine the cloud
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How GDPR is going to redefine the cloud

Box's EMEA head talks us through the impact of the new rules
12 Oct 2017