Policy & legislation

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
UK gov hired Vote Leave AI firm to analyse Brits' tweets
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UK gov hired Vote Leave AI firm to analyse Brits' tweets

The contract is "effectively AI-powered mass political surveillance", says Big Brother Watch
11 Aug 2020
Twitter reportedly enters TikTok bidding war
Policy & legislation

Twitter reportedly enters TikTok bidding war

The Chinese-owned video-sharing platform has until mid-September to find a suitable US-based buyer
10 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
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TikTok threatens legal action over ban
social media

TikTok threatens legal action over ban

TikTok says it’ll pursue all remedies to ensure it’s treated fairly
7 Aug 2020
What is a circular economy?
Policy & legislation

What is a circular economy?

Climate change and dwindling resources mean we need to create new models of consumption
5 Aug 2020
EU launches probe into Google’s Fitbit acquisition
Policy & legislation

EU launches probe into Google’s Fitbit acquisition

The EC claims that the deal could provide Google with an even greater advantage in the online ads market
5 Aug 2020
Apple hit with $1.4 billion Siri patent infringement lawsuit
Policy & legislation

Apple hit with $1.4 billion Siri patent infringement lawsuit

Shanghai Zhizhen claims Apple violated its virtual assistant patent and requests Apple halts sales
3 Aug 2020
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Big tech CEOs grilled by House Judiciary Committee’s antitrust panel
Policy & legislation

Big tech CEOs grilled by House Judiciary Committee’s antitrust panel

CEOs face questions over monopolistic practices
30 Jul 2020
Tech CEOs speak before antitrust panel today at noon
Policy & legislation

Tech CEOs speak before antitrust panel today at noon

In their opening statement, tech CEOs claim they face intense competition
29 Jul 2020
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Big tech antitrust investigation report expected by early fall
Policy & legislation

Big tech antitrust investigation report expected by early fall

Report will detail antitrust allegations and contain recommendations on reigning in market power
24 Jul 2020
Apple is under investigation for alleged deceptive practices
Policy & legislation

Apple is under investigation for alleged deceptive practices

The company is already tied up in a $500 million settlement and another pending lawsuit
24 Jul 2020
Slack files antitrust complaint against Microsoft
Microsoft Office

Slack files antitrust complaint against Microsoft

Teams is a "weak, copycat product" tied to Microsoft's dominant Office 365 Suite, says Slack
22 Jul 2020
Regulators urge video conferencing firms to review security procedures
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Regulators urge video conferencing firms to review security procedures

Six data authorities send an open letter to the industry, suggesting the COVID-19 pandemic has given rise to new risks
22 Jul 2020
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UK gov admits Track and Trace scheme 'breaches GDPR’
data protection

UK gov admits Track and Trace scheme 'breaches GDPR’

DHSC has made concessions following the threat of legal action, including reducing its 20-year data retention policy to eight years
20 Jul 2020
Uber drivers launch legal battle to see the company's algorithm
General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

Uber drivers launch legal battle to see the company's algorithm

Drivers' union will argue that the ride-hailing firm is violating the GDPR's right to access
20 Jul 2020
What is EU-US Privacy Shield?
Privacy Shield security concept
safe harbour

What is EU-US Privacy Shield?

A look at the now invalidated framework US companies relied on to transfer data to and from the European Union
20 Jul 2020
Mine: The startup that can track down your data
big data analytics

Mine: The startup that can track down your data

The search for your digital footprint starts with your email inbox and some machine learning
18 Jul 2020
To encrypt, or not to encrypt: What is the regulation?
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To encrypt, or not to encrypt: What is the regulation?

Secure compliance with the right mix of technology and information
17 Jul 2020
European court invalidates primary EU-US data transfer mechanism
Privacy Shield

European court invalidates primary EU-US data transfer mechanism

Privacy Shield ruled to be incompatible with GDPR in landmark case
16 Jul 2020
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Businesses worldwide brace for ECJ ruling on data transfers
Visual representation of GDPR and the UK's independence from the EU
General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

Businesses worldwide brace for ECJ ruling on data transfers

A guide to Thursday's ruling on data transfers and what it might mean for UK businesses
15 Jul 2020
Apple's €13 billion Irish tax bill overturned by EU court
Business

Apple's €13 billion Irish tax bill overturned by EU court

The ruling is a fresh blow to the European Commission's campaign to crack down on tax avoidance schemes
15 Jul 2020
UK government sets aside £235m for Brexit IT spending
Brexit
IT infrastructure

UK government sets aside £235m for Brexit IT spending

The government hopes to build HMRC systems to reduce the burden on traders, as well as data infrastructure to enhance border management
14 Jul 2020