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Ofcom to probe Amazon, Microsoft, Google cloud services competition
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cloud computing

Ofcom to probe Amazon, Microsoft, Google cloud services competition

The regulator is hoping to publish a final report, including its concerns or proposed recommendations, within 12 months
22 Sep 2022
What Liz Truss needs to do to save IR35
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Policy & legislation

What Liz Truss needs to do to save IR35

Despite years of reports, consultations, revisions – and even reform – employment status compliance remains difficult to follow for workers and compan…
1 Sep 2022
What is WCAG and how do these guidelines power accessibility online?
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digital divide

What is WCAG and how do these guidelines power accessibility online?

Experts urge a mentality shift, away from box-ticking compliance, to one that incorporates ease of use into the very fabric of web design
5 Aug 2022
EU opens antitrust probe into Play Store's billing guidelines
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IT regulation

EU opens antitrust probe into Play Store's billing guidelines

The European Commission will investigate whether developer fees and billing terms put forth by Google’s Play Store are adequate
4 Aug 2022
Why the UK is dragging its feet on regulating big tech
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Policy & legislation

Why the UK is dragging its feet on regulating big tech

Britain’s delay to empowering the Digital Markets Unit (DMU) with the powers it craves could see the once-frontrunner fall behind the rest of the worl…
1 Aug 2022
UK gov invites experts to contribute to its overhauled AI regulatory approach
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artificial intelligence (AI)

UK gov invites experts to contribute to its overhauled AI regulatory approach

The new approach will not adopt the EU's centralised model and sits alongside the National AI Strategy and Data Protection and Digital Information Bil…
18 Jul 2022
CMA probe into Microsoft’s Activision Blizzard merger might derail company strategy
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mergers and acquisitions

CMA probe into Microsoft’s Activision Blizzard merger might derail company strategy

With the FTC also looking into the deal, the tech giant is at a crucial crossroads for how it handles the next decade of expansion across the tech sec…
7 Jul 2022
UK government opts against regulation for cyber security standards
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cyber attacks

UK government opts against regulation for cyber security standards

UK Cyber Security Council will move ahead with its planned chartered standards, with the government to monitor its adoption
22 Jun 2022
Encryption battle plays out in Australian Parliament
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encryption

Encryption battle plays out in Australian Parliament

The opposition said that the government is “addicted to secrecy”
20 Apr 2022
Microsoft Purview rebrand aims to simplify data governance and compliance
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Microsoft Azure

Microsoft Purview rebrand aims to simplify data governance and compliance

Tech giant merges 365 and Azure Purview data-governance services into a unified suite
20 Apr 2022
Ten ways to protect your company from the next big data breach
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data breaches

Ten ways to protect your company from the next big data breach

Even big-name corporations can’t prevent all breaches, but there are ways to protect your business
18 Feb 2022
SoftBank pulls plug on sale of Arm to Nvidia due to "significant" challenges
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mergers and acquisitions

SoftBank pulls plug on sale of Arm to Nvidia due to "significant" challenges

UK chipmaker's CEO steps down as it now heads for a flotation on the stock market
8 Feb 2022
Intel’s €1.06 billion antitrust fine overturned by EU court
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Policy & legislation

Intel’s €1.06 billion antitrust fine overturned by EU court

The European Commission has said it will carefully study the judgement and reflect on possible next steps, which could include an appeal
27 Jan 2022
Financial regulators concerned about reliance on AWS, Azure and Google Cloud
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IT regulation

Financial regulators concerned about reliance on AWS, Azure and Google Cloud

The Prudential Regulation Authority is reportedly seeking ways to access more data from the big three cloud providers
10 Jan 2022
Majority of Americans say ransomware attacks should be considered terrorism
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ransomware

Majority of Americans say ransomware attacks should be considered terrorism

Most also believe it should be made illegal to pay ransoms to hackers
7 Jan 2022
UK antitrust regulator to probe Microsoft's Nuance takeover
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mergers and acquisitions

UK antitrust regulator to probe Microsoft's Nuance takeover

The CMA says it will assess whether the merger is worthy of a full investigation
14 Dec 2021
UK gov introduces cyber bill designed to clamp down on unsecure devices
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IT regulation

UK gov introduces cyber bill designed to clamp down on unsecure devices

Law could prevent sale of smartphones, TVs, speakers, toys, and other digital devices that fail to meet minimum security requirements
24 Nov 2021
Australian Federal Police plots "aggressive" cyber division following law change
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encryption

Australian Federal Police plots "aggressive" cyber division following law change

New powers allow law enforcement to launch disruptive operations and collect data on suspected criminals
25 Oct 2021
The IT Pro Podcast: How umbrella companies exploit IT contractors
The IT Pro Podcast: How umbrella companies exploit IT contractors
IT regulation

The IT Pro Podcast: How umbrella companies exploit IT contractors

Is tighter regulation needed to stop workers from being cheated out of earnings?
3 Sep 2021
Podcast transcript: How umbrella companies exploit IT contractors
Podcast transcript: How umbrella companies exploit IT contractors
IT regulation

Podcast transcript: How umbrella companies exploit IT contractors

Read the full transcript for this episode of the IT Pro Podcast
3 Sep 2021
Senator Warren calls for cryptocurrency regulation
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cryptocurrencies

Senator Warren calls for cryptocurrency regulation

Crusader against Big Tech warns of the rising risks posed by unregulated crypto markets
9 Jul 2021
UK gov mulls tech industry deregulation drive
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IT regulation

UK gov mulls tech industry deregulation drive

DCMS outlines a new regulatory framework that prioritises 'innovation' and promises to 'cut red tape'
6 Jul 2021
GDPR 2.0: What do Europe’s new AI rules mean for businesses?
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IT regulation

GDPR 2.0: What do Europe’s new AI rules mean for businesses?

Although they target 'high-risk' use cases, swathes of organisations could be affected
28 Jun 2021