EU might force tech giants to share data with smaller rivals
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EU might force tech giants to share data with smaller rivals

The Digital Services Act draft also suggests that firms may be banned from giving their own services preferential treatment
30 Sep 2020
Uber wins license to operate in London after ‘plugging IT gaps’
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Uber wins license to operate in London after ‘plugging IT gaps’

The ride-hailing firm was previously in trouble for failings in the way it manages and releases software updates
28 Sep 2020
Master O365 governance, enforce security policies, and achieve regulatory compliance
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Master O365 governance, enforce security policies, and achieve regulatory compliance

Identify — and solve — security compliance pain points
6 May 2020
What is ISO 27001?
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What is ISO 27001?

We explain what ISO 27001 is and how it relates to IT management systems
8 Apr 2020
German housing giant fined £12.5m for GDPR violations
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German housing giant fined £12.5m for GDPR violations

The firm’s archive system held onto highly sensitive data from bank statements to health insurance records
7 Nov 2019
How 'Brexit disruption' is giving GDS a new lease of life
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How 'Brexit disruption' is giving GDS a new lease of life

After years in the wilderness, the urgency of EU exit is forcing GDS to step up to the plate
19 Sep 2019
Heathrow Airport and NHS Digital join ICO sandbox projects
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Heathrow Airport and NHS Digital join ICO sandbox projects

The UK regulator will oversee the development of data-reliant services to ensure GDPR compliance
31 Jul 2019
Liberty defeated in ‘snooper’s charter’ legal challenge
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Liberty defeated in ‘snooper’s charter’ legal challenge

High court rules the government’s Investigatory Powers Act doesn’t breach human rights
29 Jul 2019
EU plotting to overhaul rules governing tech giants
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EU plotting to overhaul rules governing tech giants

The latest crackdown against harmful content may take a more centralised shape
24 Jul 2019
Facebook’s historic $5bn FTC settlement a "sweetheart deal"
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Facebook’s historic $5bn FTC settlement a "sweetheart deal"

Critics worry this is a missed opportunity to change Facebook's data practices after the Cambridge Analytica scandal
15 Jul 2019
Tech industry bands together to oppose GCHQ snooping
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Tech industry bands together to oppose GCHQ snooping

Google, Apple, WhatsApp, Microsoft and others to sign an open letter imploring GCHQ to understand implications of its 'ghost protocol'
31 May 2019
ARM, EE and Microsoft will now exclude Huawei
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ARM, EE and Microsoft will now exclude Huawei

The effects of these inclusions, if made permanent, have been descibed as "insurmountable"
22 May 2019
Article 13 gains European Council approval
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Article 13 gains European Council approval

However five European countries opposed the copyright directive
16 Apr 2019
Regulator will fine big tech for spreading 'harmful content'
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Regulator will fine big tech for spreading 'harmful content'

Draft proposals will see senior managers face criminal liability, while ISPs could block some services entirely
8 Apr 2019
Tech giants more effectively examine illegal hate speech
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Tech giants more effectively examine illegal hate speech

But the UK ranks as the third-worst performing nation in terms of removing harmful content
6 Feb 2019
NHS Trusts spend as little as £250 on cyber security
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NHS Trusts spend as little as £250 on cyber security

'Alarming' spend and expertise discrepancies exposed as DHSC threatens enforcement action
11 Dec 2018
China erases citizens' social media accounts
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China erases citizens' social media accounts

Following the country's restriction on media outlets, China have exercised their censorship laws eliminating 9,800 social media accounts
13 Nov 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
Twitter faces GDPR probe for refusing to comply with SAR
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Twitter faces GDPR probe for refusing to comply with SAR

Academic's request for information about how the platform tracks him denied as it would take 'disproportionate effort'
17 Oct 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
Government expands child safety group to cover wider public
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Government expands child safety group to cover wider public

The council will focus on combating online harm, extremism, and violence against women, among other areas
27 Jul 2018
Congress probes Cambridge Analytica-linked firm
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Congress probes Cambridge Analytica-linked firm

Congress wants to know whether it's collecting data from apps or using data brokers
2 Jul 2018