FCA bans cryptocurrency-linked financial products
cryptocurrency
cryptocurrencies

FCA bans cryptocurrency-linked financial products

Volatility of markets and a lack of understanding among the public are among reasons for a full trading ban from 2021
7 Oct 2020
IT Pro 20/20: The future of augmentation
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IT Pro 20/20: The future of augmentation

The ninth issue of IT Pro 20/20 looks at our changing relationship with augmentation technology
30 Sep 2020
Digital Services Act: Google asks European Commission to clarify responsibilities
Policy & legislation

Digital Services Act: Google asks European Commission to clarify responsibilities

The tech giant submitted a 135-page document calling for greater clarity around expectations
4 Sep 2020
Justice Dept moving "full tilt" on antitrust probe
IT regulation

Justice Dept moving "full tilt" on antitrust probe

Deputy Attorney General Jeff Rosen calls tech antitrust probe a major priority
14 Aug 2020
Court orders Uber and Lyft to consider drivers as employees
IT regulation

Court orders Uber and Lyft to consider drivers as employees

California judge sides with state and city attorneys on preliminary injunction about how to classify gig workers
11 Aug 2020
Uber CEO says gig workers need benefits - but wants a law first
IT regulation

Uber CEO says gig workers need benefits - but wants a law first

Dara Khosrowshahi says workers deserve better, but argues government needs to step in
10 Aug 2020
The House of Lords will never bring tech giants to book
IT regulation

The House of Lords will never bring tech giants to book

The multiple ways politicians have tried to regulate social media are uniformly daft
8 Aug 2020
To encrypt, or not to encrypt: What is the regulation?
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To encrypt, or not to encrypt: What is the regulation?

Secure compliance with the right mix of technology and information
17 Jul 2020
Is IT regulation in the DARQ?
IT regulation

Is IT regulation in the DARQ?

As distributed ledger technologies, AI, extended reality and quantum computing expand, how will we regulate these technologies?
29 Jun 2020
HP awarded $439m in long-running price-fixing case
IT regulation

HP awarded $439m in long-running price-fixing case

Quanta told to pay HP for optical drive price fixing
6 Jan 2020
Building a modern information governance strategy
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Building a modern information governance strategy

How to rethink your approach to develop a more modern information governance strategy
3 Jan 2020
Iran shuts down the internet to clamp down on fuel price protests
IT regulation

Iran shuts down the internet to clamp down on fuel price protests

Unprecedented network blackout approaches three days as citizens revolt against fuel hike
19 Nov 2019
Apple co-founder Wozniak echoes sexist Apple Card allegation
Apple Card
artificial intelligence (AI)

Apple co-founder Wozniak echoes sexist Apple Card allegation

Consumers claim Apple credit limits are ten times larger for men
11 Nov 2019
Plans to block UK businesses from .eu domains put on hold
.eu domain name
IT regulation

Plans to block UK businesses from .eu domains put on hold

Deadline of 1 January 2020 scrapped following Commons Brexit vote
25 Oct 2019
What is the Federal Trade Commission (FTC)?
IT regulation

What is the Federal Trade Commission (FTC)?

We look into what the US government agency does in more detail
24 Sep 2019
MPs demand social media chats of Downing Street advisors
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Policy & legislation

MPs demand social media chats of Downing Street advisors

Staff are thought to have discussed Brexit no-deal planning through personal channels like WhatsApp and Facebook messenger
10 Sep 2019
Google announces privacy initiative to combat fingerprinting
Google privacy
Network & Internet

Google announces privacy initiative to combat fingerprinting

Company claims a compromise must be struck to retain a free and open internet
23 Aug 2019
Huge fines headed for tech giants that host harmful content
Social media button concept
Policy & legislation

Huge fines headed for tech giants that host harmful content

New powers will allow Ofcom to fine companies up to 5% of their revenues
12 Aug 2019
Tech firms “deeply concerned” with Digital Services Tax
Policy & legislation

Tech firms “deeply concerned” with Digital Services Tax

The 2% levy is drafted into law as the tech community is spooked by US reaction to French measures
12 Jul 2019
US-Huawei sanctions leading to ‘major 5G slowdown’ in Europe
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Network & Internet

US-Huawei sanctions leading to ‘major 5G slowdown’ in Europe

Swedish Telecoms giant claims key decisions are being put off due to security reviews and economic disputes
2 Jul 2019
ICO claims AdTech industry 'violating data protection laws'
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Policy & legislation

ICO claims AdTech industry 'violating data protection laws'

Privacy group welcomes the ICO report but accuses the regulator of proceeding slowly on "massive illegality"
21 Jun 2019
Ofcom will compel broadband providers to be more transparent
Broadband connection
Policy & legislation

Ofcom will compel broadband providers to be more transparent

It's the watchdog's latest effort to provide customers with the best deal possible
15 May 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