IT Legislation

GCHQ

GCHQ snooping tribunal hearing starts today

News 15 Jul, 2014 Rene Millman

Spooks under scrutiny by regulators after demands for hearings by privacy groups

Apple Store

Apple can trademark store layouts, rules EU

News 14 Jul, 2014 Rene Millman

Copycat retailers may be forced to change shop layouts

Houses of Parliament

Government pushes emergency law to allow data snooping

News 10 Jul, 2014 Alex Hamilton

Government legislation will force telecoms companies to log customer info for government investigation

Banned

UK ISPs block 1/5 websites on child protection grounds

News 2 Jul, 2014 Alex Hamilton

ISPs are blocking perfectly legal web pages in an attempt to protect children from the internet, a study suggests

Government

Government row sparked over IT procurement

News 20 Jun, 2014 Alex Hamilton

Vince Cable attacks conservative IT policy for slow emails and standstill systems

Cancelled

Nominet cracks down on nefarious domain names

News 3 Apr, 2014 Jane McCallion

Web addresses encouraging sexual offences and criminal activity to be screened out

European Parliament votes in favour of EU-wide data protection reform

News 12 Mar, 2014 Caroline Donnelly

Long-awaited reforms to European data protection legislation move one step closer.

US Congressman aims to cut water supply to NSA datacentre

News 12 Feb, 2014 Jane McCallion

Lawmaker floats plan to cut water supply to controversial facility.

Europe

Google finally reaches settlement in European antitrust case

News 6 Feb, 2014 Rene Millman Caroline Donnelly

Google reaches conclusion in long-running antitrust case.

Data theft

Staysure hack leaves customers’ finances vulnerable

News 6 Jan, 2014 Jane McCallion

Insurance company blasted over unencrypted credit card details and customer notification procedures.

Google Sign

Google: Government removal requests spike again

News 20 Dec, 2013 Tom Brewster

Tech giant concerned about 68 per cent jump in government requests to take down content.

Home Office bids to revive Snooper's Charter despite Snowden revelations

News 13 Nov, 2013 Kurt Wallace

Counter-terrorism head says police still need more power to access people’s data

Germany plans European IT boost after US spy scandal

News 14 Aug, 2013 Reuters

Merkel set out plans to help European tech companies capitalise on US spy row

FBI allegedly used browser vulnerability to target child abuse ring

News 5 Aug, 2013 Jane McCallion

American intelligence agency operation reportedly leads to Irish extradition.

ICO raps Manchester-based energy firm over nuisance calls

News 8 Jul, 2013 Caroline Donnelly

Tameside Energy Services ordered to cough up £45,000 for making "unwanted" marketing calls.

European Commission

PRISM: European Commission hits back at US surveillance

News 21 Jun, 2013 Jane McCallion

MEPs call for safeguards on data transferred outside the EU.

Stop sign

Internet Watch Foundation welcomes ISP anti-child porn funding

News 19 Jun, 2013 Caroline Donnelly

BT, Sky, Talk Talk and Virgin Media have pledged £1m in additional funding to help clamp down on child pornography.

Website blocking

ISPs to rollout default porn blocks by 2014, reveals MP

News 17 Jun, 2013 Caroline Donnelly

Internet service providers will need to provide switched-on parental filters as standard.

online censorship

Google reiterates "zero-tolerance" stance to child pornography in search results

News 31 May, 2013 Caroline Donnelly

Internet giant reinforces commitment to blocking child abuse content from search results.

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