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35 cyber startups join largest UK government-backed accelerator
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startups

35 cyber startups join largest UK government-backed accelerator

The startups will benefit from business masterclasses, mentoring and engineering support, and technical product development support
26 Sep 2022
MI5 reveals it has been working with an AI non-profit on national security since 2017
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artificial intelligence (AI)

MI5 reveals it has been working with an AI non-profit on national security since 2017

The security service has been working with The Alan Turing Institute and has decided to unveil the partnership today to allow the pair to work more cl…
31 Aug 2022
UK and Ukraine announce digital trade deal to help with economic recovery
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Policy & legislation

UK and Ukraine announce digital trade deal to help with economic recovery

UK exports of digitally delivered services accounted for 73% of all UK services exported to Ukraine in 2020
24 Aug 2022
Tory party delays leadership selection over hacking fears
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hacking

Tory party delays leadership selection over hacking fears

The Conservatives have also been forced to abandon plans to allow members to change their vote later in the contest
3 Aug 2022
UK government puts Online Safety Bill 'on ice'
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Policy & legislation

UK government puts Online Safety Bill 'on ice'

Delaying the third reading until the autumn gives the next prime minister and digital secretary a chance to revise, or throw out, the legislation
14 Jul 2022
Oracle to build sovereign cloud regions in the EU for 2023
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data governance

Oracle to build sovereign cloud regions in the EU for 2023

The cloud giant will launch the first two regions in Germany and Spain
12 Jul 2022
Online Safety Bill: Messaging apps 'forced to scan messages' for child abuse content in fresh amendment
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Policy & legislation

Online Safety Bill: Messaging apps 'forced to scan messages' for child abuse content in fresh amendment

Apps utilising end-to-end encryption would require backdoors or new mechanisms to allow user data to be scanned and passed on to authorities
6 Jul 2022
UK signs first post-Brexit data pact with South Korea
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data management

UK signs first post-Brexit data pact with South Korea

Data-dependent trade between the two nations is worth £1.33 billion, and the government hopes the deal will open up new markets for digital trade
6 Jul 2022
Government to boost AI data mining research in copyright law change
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Policy & legislation

Government to boost AI data mining research in copyright law change

Text and data mining will be allowed for any purpose, with aim of making UK an AI powerhouse
29 Jun 2022
Internet providers look to ease cost of living crisis with cheaper broadband
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broadband

Internet providers look to ease cost of living crisis with cheaper broadband

Social tariffs could get slashed to help poorest in society
29 Jun 2022
Government competition promises £12 million fund for UK tech startups
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Business strategy

Government competition promises £12 million fund for UK tech startups

Winning bidders will run a two-year programme to give smaller firms a seat at the table of the UK’s $1 trillion tech sector
28 Jun 2022
Second ransomware group attacks Costa Rica
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Second ransomware group attacks Costa Rica

The country’s health service has had its systems affected by the new attack
1 Jun 2022
Ransomware group Conti threatens to overthrow Costa Rican government
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ransomware

Ransomware group Conti threatens to overthrow Costa Rican government

It has urged citizens to go out onto the streets to demand their government pays the ransomware demand
17 May 2022
How governments can build resilience in a new normal
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Whitepaper

How governments can build resilience in a new normal

The cloud enables the flexibility public organisations need to overcome disruption
27 Apr 2022
Google Cloud wins tender with Israeli judiciary
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Cloud

Google Cloud wins tender with Israeli judiciary

After winning the Project Nimbus tender with the Israeli government last year, the Rabbinical Court will also use the tech giant’s cloud platform
12 Apr 2022
Government launches £12 million grant to boost startup growth
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Government launches £12 million grant to boost startup growth

A key focus of the funding will be improving regional support networks for startups
11 Apr 2022
Most public sector leaders think their data infrastructure is not fit for purpose
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public sector

Most public sector leaders think their data infrastructure is not fit for purpose

Report reveals that the majority will maintain or grow their cloud expenditure, with 53% expecting to increase usage, over the next 12 months
2 Mar 2022
Employee surveillance tech risks “spiralling out of control”, TUC warns
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Policy & legislation

Employee surveillance tech risks “spiralling out of control”, TUC warns

The union body warns use of monitoring technologies could lead to widespread discrimination and unfair treatment.
28 Feb 2022
Changes to India’s data bill will lead to 'higher business failure rates'
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data protection

Changes to India’s data bill will lead to 'higher business failure rates'

A leading trade association says proposed alterations will make the legislation more generic and create barriers to growth
25 Feb 2022
Foreign Office hit by “serious cyber security incident”
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cyber attacks

Foreign Office hit by “serious cyber security incident”

The department sought urgent assistance from its security contractor in light of the "emergency"
9 Feb 2022
MoD reported seven data incidents to the ICO between 2020 and 2021
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data breaches

MoD reported seven data incidents to the ICO between 2020 and 2021

More than 4,000 people were affected according to the department's Annual Report and Accounts
31 Jan 2022
UK and US agree deeper data-sharing partnership
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Policy & legislation

UK and US agree deeper data-sharing partnership

The partnership will see the two nations form a comprehensive strategy to share data that aligns with both domestic data sharing and protection framew…
9 Dec 2021
Industry "delighted" with UK's 'landmark' anti-bias AI standard
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artificial intelligence (AI)

Industry "delighted" with UK's 'landmark' anti-bias AI standard

The algorithmic transparency standard will now enter a pilot scheme to be scrutinised to a greater degree
30 Nov 2021