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
California launching Google antitrust probe
California could use its broader interpretation of antitrust laws to its advantage
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
Clearview AI investigated over 'social media data scraping'
The notorious facial recognition firm provides image data to law enforcement agencies
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
UK firms may soon be unable to legally receive EU data
Businesses hold their breath as ECJ debates landmark case on standard contractual clauses
What is shadow IT?
Hardware and software that isn't authorised by IT departments can leave businesses vulnerable
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
EU institutions told to avoid Microsoft software after licence spat
EU data watchdog claims Microsoft's contract terms make it difficult to enforce GDPR
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
Major tech CEOs will testify in House antitrust probe
Chief execs of Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google have agreed to appear before Congress
Google-Apple search engine deal under fire from regulators
The Competition and Markets Authority has called for better legislation to regulate large technology companies
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
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
Sources say federal and state Google antitrust probes nearly done
Google antitrust probe expected to end with a lawsuit this summer
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
Is IT regulation in the DARQ?
As distributed ledger technologies, AI, extended reality and quantum computing expand, how will we regulate these technologies?
Bipartisan PACT Act aims to reform Section 230
PACT would hold social media companies accountable for their content moderation policies
Rank One Computing to address misuse of its facial recognition technology
Rank One Computing responds to the wrongful arrest of Michigan resident Robert Williams
House Committee on Oversight and Reform launches investigation into Venntel
Committee gives Venntel until July 8 to turn over pertinent documents
Senators propose a bill aimed at ending warrant-proof encryption
Senators claim the bill would strengthen national security
Square is withholding up to 30% of customer funds
Rolling reserves mean withholding customer funds for up to 120 days
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"