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Australia steps closer to cross-border data transfers with US
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Policy & legislation

Australia steps closer to cross-border data transfers with US

A parliamentary committee has recommended 24 changes to a bill before Australia can share data with foreign countries
13 May 2021
NHS app will be used as digital vaccine passport
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privacy

NHS app will be used as digital vaccine passport

Transport secretary Grant Shapps confirmed the plans ahead of the UK’s re-entry into international tourism
28 Apr 2021
UKRI invests £700k in digital security SMEs
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cyber security

UKRI invests £700k in digital security SMEs

The fund will be given to ten companies to help radically update the foundation of insecure digital computing infrastructure
10 Mar 2021
EU set to grant UK data adequacy status
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data protection

EU set to grant UK data adequacy status

The agreement ensuring data flows continue will be reviewed every four years and may be subject to legal challenges
16 Feb 2021
'Narrowly-focused' data strategy not enough to build on local government progress
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Data & insights

'Narrowly-focused' data strategy not enough to build on local government progress

COVID-fuelled innovation could stall unless the government follows through on the promises it's made
4 Feb 2021
The IT Pro Podcast: Supercharging healthcare with data
The IT Pro Podcast: Supercharging healthcare with data
Data & insights

The IT Pro Podcast: Supercharging healthcare with data

How a robust data strategy can transform community health and medicine
4 Dec 2020
Biden win 'would be good for global tech'
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Policy & legislation

Biden win 'would be good for global tech'

Tech lobby group hopeful of greater international collaboration under a Biden administration
5 Nov 2020
Zenhua data leak contained Boris Johnson's personal data
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data governance

Zenhua data leak contained Boris Johnson's personal data

Information on the prime minister has been collected by a Shenzen firm with alleged links to the Chinese Communist Party
14 Sep 2020
UK signs 'historic' data deal with Japan
data controller

UK signs 'historic' data deal with Japan

The provisional agreement contains digital and data provisions that go far beyond the deal signed between Japan and the EU, gov claims
11 Sep 2020
How well does your supermarket know you, Mr. Blair?
shopping
data protection

How well does your supermarket know you, Mr. Blair?

Contributing solutions might be more helpful than making inaccurate comparisons
4 Sep 2020
Google won't respond to data requests from Hong Kong authorities
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data governance

Google won't respond to data requests from Hong Kong authorities

Google ends cooperation with Hong Kong authorities in response to sweeping national security law
14 Aug 2020
GDPR compliance checklist: Is your organisation GDPR-ready?
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General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

GDPR compliance checklist: Is your organisation GDPR-ready?

Tips for ensuring your business is compliant with the new rules, whether you're overhauling old processes or setting up a business from scratch
8 Jul 2020
Slack brings data residency to the UK
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data governance

Slack brings data residency to the UK

Move is designed to target customers in highly-regulated industries
24 Apr 2020
UK data think-tanks clash over the use of contact-tracing apps
data governance

UK data think-tanks clash over the use of contact-tracing apps

Government warned not to exploit pandemic to expand "snooping regime with minimal scrutiny"
24 Apr 2020
Tourism platforms sign data-sharing deal with EU
data governance

Tourism platforms sign data-sharing deal with EU

Data from sites like Airbnb and Tripadvisor will be published by Eurostat and could inform policy decisions
6 Mar 2020
Twitter demands Clearview AI stops using its images to fuel facial recognition
data governance

Twitter demands Clearview AI stops using its images to fuel facial recognition

The startup's facial recognition tech is used by law enforcement and can match people to images from multiple social networking sites
24 Jan 2020
Brexit security talks under threat after UK accused of illegally copying Schengen data
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data governance

Brexit security talks under threat after UK accused of illegally copying Schengen data

"This is not a partner we can work with under these conditions," says Dutch MEP
10 Jan 2020
Google's data collection to be scrutinised by EU antitrust investigators
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data processing

Google's data collection to be scrutinised by EU antitrust investigators

The firm faces another probe into its business practices following US investigations in September
2 Dec 2019
Canadian watchdog says Brexit data firm broke privacy laws
data governance

Canadian watchdog says Brexit data firm broke privacy laws

AggregateIQ didn't do enough to ensure it had the right to share voter information with Facebook, report says
27 Nov 2019
German housing giant fined £12.5m for GDPR violations
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Policy & legislation

German housing giant fined £12.5m for GDPR violations

The firm’s archive system held onto highly sensitive data from bank statements to health insurance records
7 Nov 2019
Our 5-minute guide to Managed File Transfer
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file servers

Our 5-minute guide to Managed File Transfer

The ins and outs of MFT: What it is and why it surpasses the competition
1 Nov 2019
EU raises "serious concerns" over Microsoft's data practices
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Policy & legislation

EU raises "serious concerns" over Microsoft's data practices

EPDS tells EU organisations that outsourcing any data processing means they’re still responsible
21 Oct 2019
Government data strategy 'fragmented and rudderless'
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Data & insights

Government data strategy 'fragmented and rudderless'

Report finds a lack of clear leadership as efforts to harness data have "barely scratched the surface"
30 Sep 2019
Tory leadership race: Where each candidate stands on UK tech
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Policy & legislation

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