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Tech industry bands together to oppose GCHQ snooping
Internet snooping
Policy & legislation

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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Policy & legislation

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
Copyright
IT governance

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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Policy & legislation

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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Policy & legislation

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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Policy & legislation

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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Policy & legislation

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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General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

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
Policy & legislation

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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Information Commissioner

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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Policy & legislation

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
data protection

Congress probes Cambridge Analytica-linked firm

Congress wants to know whether it's collecting data from apps or using data brokers
2 Jul 2018
CEBIT 2018: Huawei to bring 5G to German smart city project
smart city

CEBIT 2018: Huawei to bring 5G to German smart city project

Chinese giant hopes Duisberg pilot will see it build more smart cities across Europe
12 Jun 2018
MPs urged to reject migrant clause in Data Protection Bill
data protection

MPs urged to reject migrant clause in Data Protection Bill

The bill faces its last Commons reading today, with activists set to seek a judicial review if amendment remains
9 May 2018
Facebook is one of 30 organisations in ICO's sights
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Information Commissioner

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
CLOUD Act ends Microsoft's US data privacy dispute
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IT governance

CLOUD Act ends Microsoft's US data privacy dispute

DoJ and Redmond giant ask Supreme Court to dismiss Irish data centre case
4 Apr 2018
Apple pays HMRC an extra £137m after 'extensive' audit
IT governance

Apple pays HMRC an extra £137m after 'extensive' audit

Apple Europe had received much less income than it was due, resulting in a lower tax bill, says taxman
10 Jan 2018
Why Nadine Dorries is totally wrong about password sharing
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Security

Why Nadine Dorries is totally wrong about password sharing

Frustration abounds as MPs expose their backwards security practises
4 Dec 2017