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Policy & legislation

Dems ask Facebook, Google and Twitter for coronavirus disinformation reports

The European Union already requested this info and received commitments from all three companies
10 Jul 2020
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Policy & legislation

California launching Google antitrust probe

California could use its broader interpretation of antitrust laws to its advantage
10 Jul 2020
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5G

Vodafone, BT: It will take five years to remove Huawei tech from UK

Telecoms firms warn stripping tech out too quickly will result in nation-wide blackouts
9 Jul 2020
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biometrics

Clearview AI investigated over 'social media data scraping'

The notorious facial recognition firm provides image data to law enforcement agencies
9 Jul 2020
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General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

GDPR compliance checklist: Is your organisation GDPR-ready?

Tips for ensuring your business is compliant with the new rules, whether you're overhauling old processes or setting up a business from scratch
8 Jul 2020
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General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

UK firms may soon be unable to legally receive EU data

Businesses hold their breath as ECJ debates landmark case on standard contractual clauses
8 Jul 2020
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Security

What is shadow IT?

Hardware and software that isn't authorised by IT departments can leave businesses vulnerable
6 Jul 2020
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Policy & legislation

What is the Investigatory Powers Act 2016?

The act, better known as the Snooper's Charter, dictates how much of your internet history the government can see
6 Jul 2020
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data protection

EU institutions told to avoid Microsoft software after licence spat

EU data watchdog claims Microsoft's contract terms make it difficult to enforce GDPR
3 Jul 2020
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privacy

UK government faces legal action over NHS Test and Trace risk assessments

The DHSC have until 8 July to provide evidence that a data protection impact assessment has been performed
3 Jul 2020
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Policy & legislation

Major tech CEOs will testify in House antitrust probe

Chief execs of Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google have agreed to appear before Congress
2 Jul 2020
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Policy & legislation

Google-Apple search engine deal under fire from regulators

The Competition and Markets Authority has called for better legislation to regulate large technology companies
2 Jul 2020
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social media

Twitch suspends President Trump’s account for “hateful conduct”

Twitch’s decision marks the first suspension of one of the president’s social media accounts
30 Jun 2020
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Computer Misuse Act

UK gov urged to overhaul "unfit for purpose" Computer Misuse Act

Cyber security experts say 30-year-old law has not kept pace with advances in technology
30 Jun 2020
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Policy & legislation

Sources say federal and state Google antitrust probes nearly done

Google antitrust probe expected to end with a lawsuit this summer
29 Jun 2020
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Policy & legislation

UK gov buys "wrong" satellites in £500m blunder

OneWeb can't provide the GPS system that will be required by the UK when it loses access to Europe's Galileo
29 Jun 2020
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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
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Policy & legislation

Bipartisan PACT Act aims to reform Section 230

PACT would hold social media companies accountable for their content moderation policies
26 Jun 2020
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Policy & legislation

Rank One Computing to address misuse of its facial recognition technology

Rank One Computing responds to the wrongful arrest of Michigan resident Robert Williams
25 Jun 2020
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Policy & legislation

House Committee on Oversight and Reform launches investigation into Venntel

Committee gives Venntel until July 8 to turn over pertinent documents
25 Jun 2020
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Policy & legislation

Senators propose a bill aimed at ending warrant-proof encryption

Senators claim the bill would strengthen national security
24 Jun 2020
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compliance

Square is withholding up to 30% of customer funds

Rolling reserves mean withholding customer funds for up to 120 days
24 Jun 2020
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business apps

Microsoft backs calls for an antitrust review of Apple's App Store

Microsoft president Brad Smith says "the time has come for a much more focused conversation about the nature of app stores"
22 Jun 2020