Google refuses to pay publishers amid copyright reform
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Google refuses to pay publishers amid copyright reform

Google's actions could effectively nullify the intentions of the controversial EU copyright reform
26 Sep 2019
Huge fines headed for tech giants that host harmful content
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Huge fines headed for tech giants that host harmful content

New powers will allow Ofcom to fine companies up to 5% of their revenues
12 Aug 2019
Britain harvests data from EU criminal database
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Britain harvests data from EU criminal database

In a potentially illegal act, the UK pre-empts losing access to a core EU database used for crime-fighting
29 Jul 2019
EU plotting to overhaul rules governing tech giants
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EU plotting to overhaul rules governing tech giants

The latest crackdown against harmful content may take a more centralised shape
24 Jul 2019
Microsoft fined $25 million after Hungary misdealings
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Microsoft fined $25 million after Hungary misdealings

The three-year operation saw ill-gotten profits used for bribes to government officials
23 Jul 2019
ICO neuters UK police use of facial recognition technology
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Policy & legislation

ICO neuters UK police use of facial recognition technology

Forces must assess data protection risks and eradicate racial bias from the software or face GDPR action
9 Jul 2019
Tory leadership race: Where each candidate stands on UK tech
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Tory leadership race: Where each candidate stands on UK tech

Top Tories are battling it out to be the country's next leader. But how do they stack up on issues from tech regulation to R&D investment?
14 Jun 2019
Build a data governance strategy for the new digital era
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Build a data governance strategy for the new digital era

Data is becoming an organisation’s most strategic asset
31 May 2019
GDPR is shaping the role of privacy in brand survival
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GDPR is shaping the role of privacy in brand survival

Despite big fines levied, Citrix’s privacy chief says we still don’t have a sense of what enforcement will look like
24 May 2019
Google hit with €1.49bn fine for antitrust violations
European Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager
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Google hit with €1.49bn fine for antitrust violations

European Competition Commissioner says Google abused its market dominance with restrictions on its AdSense platform
20 Mar 2019
Vote Leave fined £40,000 for unlawful text messages
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Information Commissioner

Vote Leave fined £40,000 for unlawful text messages

It's the latest fine in a string of penalties for unlawful political advertising
20 Mar 2019
Facebook is subject to 10 major GDPR investigations
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General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

Facebook is subject to 10 major GDPR investigations

The Irish data regulator is also probing Apple, Twitter and LinkedIn for alleged data protection violations
28 Feb 2019
"Backroom" data-sharing leading to UK human rights abuses
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"Backroom" data-sharing leading to UK human rights abuses

Human rights group blasts "backroom" data-sharing between public services and Home Office for immigration control
5 Dec 2018
Gov announces Digital Services Tax to hit tech giants
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Gov announces Digital Services Tax to hit tech giants

Revenue-based tax to hit tech giants as government announces more funding for AI, quantum computing, and digital transformation
30 Oct 2018
Public now more trusting of companies to hold their data
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data protection

Public now more trusting of companies to hold their data

Less than one in five trust social media firms to keep their data safe according to the annual survey
7 Sep 2018
Sajid Javid demands tech giants act over online child abuse
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Policy & legislation

Sajid Javid demands tech giants act over online child abuse

Home secretary is close to losing patience with tech giants as he threatens to take legislative action
4 Sep 2018
EU will fine tech giants for not removing extremist material
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EU will fine tech giants for not removing extremist material

Security commissioner signals step change from self-policing
20 Aug 2018
ICO unveils new tech strategy to tackle digital hurdles
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ICO unveils new tech strategy to tackle digital hurdles

The three-year plan sees the appointment of a new executive director for technology policy and innovation
14 Aug 2018
Facebook should be made liable for fake news, MPs say
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Facebook should be made liable for fake news, MPs say

Wide-reaching report pinpoints the social media company's role in the spread of disinformation and hate speech
30 Jul 2018
ICO: People are more aware of data rights than ever before
Information Commissioner

ICO: People are more aware of data rights than ever before

Watchdog issued a record £5 million in fines to organisations in 2017/18
24 Jul 2018
Facebook: We won't remove fake news
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Facebook: We won't remove fake news

Revelation follows Ofcom's threat to regulate social media platforms in a bid to curb misinformation
16 Jul 2018
EC calls for changes to electoral law to save democracy
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EC calls for changes to electoral law to save democracy

The Electoral Commission says urgent improvements needed to ensure transparency for voters in the digital age
26 Jun 2018
EU sinks UK hopes of role in drafting data laws post-Brexit
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EU sinks UK hopes of role in drafting data laws post-Brexit

The UK will be relegated to "third country" status, and lose its seat on the European Data Protection Board
30 May 2018
Zuckerberg sails through European Parliament's questioning
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Zuckerberg sails through European Parliament's questioning

Format blamed for allowing Facebook CEO to dodge MEPs' trickiest questions
23 May 2018