Policy & legislation

Npower shuts down app after hackers steal user data
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hacking

Npower shuts down app after hackers steal user data

Cyber criminals obtained partial financial data following successful credential stuffing attacks
25 Feb 2021
NHS faces lawsuit over data deal with "spy-tech" firm Palantir
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Policy & legislation

NHS faces lawsuit over data deal with "spy-tech" firm Palantir

The Open Democracy suggests that the controversial contract hasn't had any data protection impact assessments
25 Feb 2021
Brits could be owed £480m due to Qualcomm 4G "overcharging"
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Policy & legislation

Brits could be owed £480m due to Qualcomm 4G "overcharging"

29 million people may be entitled to compensation of up to £30 each if a legal claim from watchdog Which? is successful
25 Feb 2021
Microsoft and FireEye push for corporate breach reporting rules
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data protection

Microsoft and FireEye push for corporate breach reporting rules

The two companies believe companies should be able to report breaches without legal retribution
24 Feb 2021
What is a freedom of information (FOI) request?
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Policy & legislation

What is a freedom of information (FOI) request?

We look at the mechanism citizens can use to hold public bodies to account
24 Feb 2021
UK antitrust court blocks Epic's case against Apple
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Policy & legislation

UK antitrust court blocks Epic's case against Apple

However, the Competition Appeal Tribunal has ruled that the game developer's case against Google can move forward
24 Feb 2021
What to look for in a secure cloud system
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cloud security

What to look for in a secure cloud system

Not all cloud products support the same level of security, so what should organisations be looking out for?
23 Feb 2021
UK set to offer fast-track visa for fintech workers
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Careers & training

UK set to offer fast-track visa for fintech workers

The scheme is reportedly set to be announced in the March budget and is a recommendation from the government's fintech review
23 Feb 2021
EU grants the UK provisional ‘data adequacy’ status
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data protection

EU grants the UK provisional ‘data adequacy’ status

The UK criticises the EU for not already reaching this agreement prior to the formal Brexit withdrawal date
22 Feb 2021
Four tips for keeping your business secure during mass remote work
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data protection

Four tips for keeping your business secure during mass remote work

How to maintain a resilient cyber security strategy when your employees are outside the company firewall
19 Feb 2021
What is Article 13 and Article 11?
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Policy & legislation

What is Article 13 and Article 11?

Everything you need to know about the controversial copyright directive including whether the UK will need to adopt the regulations
19 Feb 2021
What is identity management?
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identity and access management (IAM)

What is identity management?

Make sure only the right people have access to your infrastructure
19 Feb 2021
Petition urges EU regulators to ban biometric mass surveillance
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artificial intelligence (AI)

Petition urges EU regulators to ban biometric mass surveillance

Digital rights advocates say tools such as facial recognition bring 'internet-style omnipresent tracking to the offline world'
17 Feb 2021
Epic Games files EU antitrust complaint against Apple
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Policy & legislation

Epic Games files EU antitrust complaint against Apple

The Fortnite developer has accused the tech giant of “abusive conduct” that breaches European competition laws
17 Feb 2021
What is data processing?
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Business operations

What is data processing?

Finding the data you need - either to digest or delete - isn't always easy in an increasingly data-intensive world
16 Feb 2021
TikTok under fire over potential GDPR violations
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General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

TikTok under fire over potential GDPR violations

The BEUC is urging the European Commission to urgently investigate the app's "unclear" data collection practices
16 Feb 2021
EU set to grant UK data adequacy status
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data protection

EU set to grant UK data adequacy status

The agreement ensuring data flows continue will be reviewed every four years and may be subject to legal challenges
16 Feb 2021
O2 fined £10.5 million for overcharging customers
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O2 fined £10.5 million for overcharging customers

Over £40 million was inadvertently added to bills between 2011 and 2019
12 Feb 2021
White House suspends action against TikTok
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Policy & legislation

White House suspends action against TikTok

Biden administration puts halt on Trump-era legal action
11 Feb 2021
Facebook may have overpaid privacy fine by $4.9B
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data protection

Facebook may have overpaid privacy fine by $4.9B

The overpayment may have been to protect Mark Zuckerberg
11 Feb 2021
Senators criticize the ‘disjointed and disorganized’ SolarWinds hack response
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Policy & legislation

Senators criticize the ‘disjointed and disorganized’ SolarWinds hack response

Intelligence Committee chiefs call for coordinated action
10 Feb 2021
Irish GDPR regulator lambasted for delaying critical IT works
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General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

Irish GDPR regulator lambasted for delaying critical IT works

The DPC is aiming to finally complete works on its case management system by Q2 2021, five years after first proposing upgrade
10 Feb 2021
Justice Department drops net neutrality suit against California
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Policy & legislation

Justice Department drops net neutrality suit against California

The Biden administration retracted the Trump-era legal action that challenged the state’s pro-net neutrality legislation
9 Feb 2021