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Encryption battle plays out in Australian Parliament
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encryption

Encryption battle plays out in Australian Parliament

The opposition said that the government is “addicted to secrecy”
20 Apr 2022
Microsoft Purview rebrand aims to simplify data governance and compliance
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Microsoft Azure

Microsoft Purview rebrand aims to simplify data governance and compliance

Tech giant merges 365 and Azure Purview data-governance services into a unified suite
20 Apr 2022
Ten ways to protect your company from the next big data breach
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data breaches

Ten ways to protect your company from the next big data breach

Even big-name corporations can’t prevent all breaches, but there are ways to protect your business
18 Feb 2022
SoftBank pulls plug on sale of Arm to Nvidia due to "significant" challenges
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mergers and acquisitions

SoftBank pulls plug on sale of Arm to Nvidia due to "significant" challenges

UK chipmaker's CEO steps down as it now heads for a flotation on the stock market
8 Feb 2022
Intel’s €1.06 billion antitrust fine overturned by EU court
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Policy & legislation

Intel’s €1.06 billion antitrust fine overturned by EU court

The European Commission has said it will carefully study the judgement and reflect on possible next steps, which could include an appeal
27 Jan 2022
Financial regulators concerned about reliance on AWS, Azure and Google Cloud
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IT regulation

Financial regulators concerned about reliance on AWS, Azure and Google Cloud

The Prudential Regulation Authority is reportedly seeking ways to access more data from the big three cloud providers
10 Jan 2022
Majority of Americans say ransomware attacks should be considered terrorism
A sign displayed at a petrol station in Washington, US saying "Temporarily Out of Service" following a ransomware attack against Colonial Pipeline
ransomware

Majority of Americans say ransomware attacks should be considered terrorism

Most also believe it should be made illegal to pay ransoms to hackers
7 Jan 2022
UK antitrust regulator to probe Microsoft's Nuance takeover
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mergers and acquisitions

UK antitrust regulator to probe Microsoft's Nuance takeover

The CMA says it will assess whether the merger is worthy of a full investigation
14 Dec 2021
UK gov introduces cyber bill designed to clamp down on unsecure devices
A hacker wearing black gloves using a laptop keyboard
IT regulation

UK gov introduces cyber bill designed to clamp down on unsecure devices

Law could prevent sale of smartphones, TVs, speakers, toys, and other digital devices that fail to meet minimum security requirements
24 Nov 2021
Australian Federal Police plots "aggressive" cyber division following law change
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encryption

Australian Federal Police plots "aggressive" cyber division following law change

New powers allow law enforcement to launch disruptive operations and collect data on suspected criminals
25 Oct 2021
The IT Pro Podcast: How umbrella companies exploit IT contractors
The IT Pro Podcast: How umbrella companies exploit IT contractors
IT regulation

The IT Pro Podcast: How umbrella companies exploit IT contractors

Is tighter regulation needed to stop workers from being cheated out of earnings?
3 Sep 2021
Podcast transcript: How umbrella companies exploit IT contractors
Podcast transcript: How umbrella companies exploit IT contractors
IT regulation

Podcast transcript: How umbrella companies exploit IT contractors

Read the full transcript for this episode of the IT Pro Podcast
3 Sep 2021
Government sets out investment strategy to spark UK innovation
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public sector

Government sets out investment strategy to spark UK innovation

The plan will boost annual R&D investment to £22 billion to turn innovation into concrete products and services
22 Jul 2021
UK gov mulls tech industry deregulation drive
The Prime Minister Boris Johnson
IT regulation

UK gov mulls tech industry deregulation drive

DCMS outlines a new regulatory framework that prioritises 'innovation' and promises to 'cut red tape'
6 Jul 2021
GDPR 2.0: What do Europe’s new AI rules mean for businesses?
Margrethe Vestager and Thierry Breton speaking at a press conference on AI in 2021
IT regulation

GDPR 2.0: What do Europe’s new AI rules mean for businesses?

Although they target 'high-risk' use cases, swathes of organisations could be affected
28 Jun 2021
IT Pro 20/20: What the EU's new AI rules mean for business
IT Pro 20/20 Issue 17 - What the EU's new AI rules mean for business
IT regulation

IT Pro 20/20: What the EU's new AI rules mean for business

The 17th issue of IT Pro 20/20 considers the effect of new regulations on the IT industry
7 Jun 2021
Taming the machine: AI Governance
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artificial intelligence (AI)

Taming the machine: AI Governance

As machine learning expands, ensuring these tools are properly managed is a critical priority for all businesses
29 Apr 2021
FCA bans cryptocurrency-linked financial products
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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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augmented reality (AR)

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
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
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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Whitepaper

To encrypt, or not to encrypt: What is the regulation?

Secure compliance with the right mix of technology and information
17 Jul 2020