Policy & legislation

CEOs of Facebook, Twitter and Google face Senate hearing
Policy & legislation

CEOs of Facebook, Twitter and Google face Senate hearing

Big tech seeks to retain 230 protections and defend content moderation
28 Oct 2020
Experian faces GDPR action after ICO finds ‘widespread data protection failings’
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General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

Experian faces GDPR action after ICO finds ‘widespread data protection failings’

UK watchdog gives Experian nine-month ultimatum to change 'illegal' business practices or face punishment
28 Oct 2020
UK gov faces legal action over Test and Trace data retention
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privacy

UK gov faces legal action over Test and Trace data retention

Privacy campaigners urge Matt Hancock to take "urgent responsibility" to protects peoples' data
26 Oct 2020
Hybrid cloud complexity fuelling appetite for automation, says Puppet CTO
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automation

Hybrid cloud complexity fuelling appetite for automation, says Puppet CTO

The software firm hopes the launch of its compliance automation tool will serve as a time-saver for CIOs
23 Oct 2020
Politicians need to stop talking about technology
Donald Trump
Policy & legislation

Politicians need to stop talking about technology

Half-baked political technobabble isn’t just embarrassing, it’s a sign of policy failure
21 Oct 2020
DoJ charges Google with multiple antitrust violations
Policy & legislation

DoJ charges Google with multiple antitrust violations

The lawsuit could have serious implications for Google and the tech industry
20 Oct 2020
Irish data regulator launches GDPR probe into Instagram
General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

Irish data regulator launches GDPR probe into Instagram

Investigation launched after 60 million children were given the option to switch to a public-facing business account
19 Oct 2020
British Airways dodges £183 million data breach fine after coronavirus disruption
data breaches

British Airways dodges £183 million data breach fine after coronavirus disruption

The Information Commissioner's Office will now fine the airline £20 million for a data breach that affected over 400,000 customers
16 Oct 2020
What is AES encryption?
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Advanced Encryption Standard (AES)

What is AES encryption?

AES is one of the most widely used encryption protocols, but where did it come from and how does it work?
15 Oct 2020
French and Dutch officials back EU's plans to break up Big Tech
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Policy & legislation

French and Dutch officials back EU's plans to break up Big Tech

A joint proposal adds weight to EU's own plans to curb the industry’s growing anti-competitive influence
15 Oct 2020
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?
14 Oct 2020
ICO to probe Klarna over marketing email blunder
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Information Commissioner

ICO to probe Klarna over marketing email blunder

The ICO has opened an inquiry into the fintech firm after receiving complaints about unwanted marketing emails
14 Oct 2020
Amazon looks set to dodge UK Digital Services Tax
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Policy & legislation

Amazon looks set to dodge UK Digital Services Tax

But smaller firms using the tech giant's marketplace look set to face a 2% increase in charges
14 Oct 2020
FOI requests reveal "thousands" of government data breaches
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data breaches

FOI requests reveal "thousands" of government data breaches

Government departments reported scores of breaches and made numerous notifications to the ICO between 2019 and 2020
13 Oct 2020
Five Eyes nations demand encryption 'backdoors' by-design
encryption

Five Eyes nations demand encryption 'backdoors' by-design

Tech companies are being urged to implement encryption-bypassing systems into their services by default
12 Oct 2020
Google might be forced to sell its Chrome browser
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Policy & legislation

Google might be forced to sell its Chrome browser

The DoJ might order a breakup in order to reduce Google's power in the online search market
12 Oct 2020
What is CRM documentation?
customer relationship management (CRM)

What is CRM documentation?

CRM software can be transformative, but employees need the resources to get the best out of it
9 Oct 2020
Arm will use ‘firewalls’ to protect customer data from Nvidia
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mergers and acquisitions

Arm will use ‘firewalls’ to protect customer data from Nvidia

Arm's customers include Intel and Qualcomm Inc, which are also considered some of Nvidia’s main competitors
8 Oct 2020
Cambridge Analytica models were exaggerated and ineffective, ICO claims
data protection

Cambridge Analytica models were exaggerated and ineffective, ICO claims

The regulator has confirmed it will end its ongoing investigation into misuse of data in political campaigning
8 Oct 2020
5G rollout will expose UK to security risks, MPs warn
5G antenna
5G

5G rollout will expose UK to security risks, MPs warn

New 5G security report also found “clear evidence of collusion” between Huawei and the Chinese Communist Party
8 Oct 2020
Steve Ballmer would "bet money" that big tech won't be broken up
Steve Ballmer who was the Microsoft CEO from 2000 to 2014
Policy & legislation

Steve Ballmer would "bet money" that big tech won't be broken up

Former Microsoft CEO says the latest calls from Congress will not lead to any major changes
8 Oct 2020
What is the Computer Misuse Act?
Policy & legislation

What is the Computer Misuse Act?

If your computer systems are attacked, is the law effective enough to put those criminals behind bars?
8 Oct 2020
FCA bans cryptocurrency-linked financial products
cryptocurrency
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