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China overhauls ISP rules to better protect children online
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Policy & legislation

China overhauls ISP rules to better protect children online

New rules include 'youth modes' for all video services and mandatory security software for all new devices
14 Mar 2022
Wearable Tech and the data protection problem
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data protection

Wearable Tech and the data protection problem

Wearable technology means the channel should care about GRC, says Westcoast UK&I MD, Duncan Forsyth
11 Mar 2022
Deploying flexible data protection to support cloud workload placement
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Deploying flexible data protection to support cloud workload placement

Why data availability and cyber recovery are foundational to successful digital transformation
10 Mar 2022
Why does China want to join the Digital Economy Partnership Agreement (DEPA)?
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Policy & legislation

Why does China want to join the Digital Economy Partnership Agreement (DEPA)?

We explore what the landmark multinational trade agreement involves and why countries might want to join it
10 Mar 2022
Changes to India’s data bill will lead to 'higher business failure rates'
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Changes to India’s data bill will lead to 'higher business failure rates'

A leading trade association says proposed alterations will make the legislation more generic and create barriers to growth
25 Feb 2022
Ten ways to protect your company from the next big data breach
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Ten ways to protect your company from the next big data breach

Even big-name corporations can’t prevent all breaches, but there are ways to protect your business
18 Feb 2022
Google brings Privacy Sandbox initiative to Android
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Google brings Privacy Sandbox initiative to Android

Multi-year effort likely to bring new Topics API to mobile OS
17 Feb 2022
Data protection policies and procedures
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Data protection policies and procedures

Why your company needs them, and what they should include
11 Feb 2022
Google and competition watchdog agree on rules governing cookie policy changes
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Google and competition watchdog agree on rules governing cookie policy changes

The news comes as the European Publishers Council (EPC) issued a European Commission antitrust complaint against Google
11 Feb 2022
Meta Oversight Board urges Facebook to protect users from doxing
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Meta Oversight Board urges Facebook to protect users from doxing

The social media giant had called on the Board to advise on exemptions around "publicly available" data
9 Feb 2022
Meta says Apple's iOS privacy changes will cost it $10 billion in 2022
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Meta says Apple's iOS privacy changes will cost it $10 billion in 2022

The company's CFO suggests Google "faces a different set of restrictions" because it pays Apple to remain the default iOS search engine
3 Feb 2022
Vulnerability and patch management
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Vulnerability and patch management

Keep known vulnerabilities out of your IT infrastructure
31 Jan 2022
MoD reported seven data incidents to the ICO between 2020 and 2021
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MoD reported seven data incidents to the ICO between 2020 and 2021

More than 4,000 people were affected according to the department's Annual Report and Accounts
31 Jan 2022
Vodafone: Personal data might become new currency by 2030
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Data & insights

Vodafone: Personal data might become new currency by 2030

Businesses will be forced to provide customers with a better experience in exchange for personal data in order to retain them
26 Jan 2022
MoJ faces £17.5m GDPR fine over subject access request backlog
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data protection

MoJ faces £17.5m GDPR fine over subject access request backlog

The Information Commissioner's Office says the rights of data subjects are now being infringed by the processing delay
20 Jan 2022
European data regulators issued €1.1 billion in GDPR fines in 2021
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European data regulators issued €1.1 billion in GDPR fines in 2021

The UK placed sixth on the GDPR fine table with its £20 million fine levied against British Airways
18 Jan 2022
NordVPN launches open source VPN speed testing tool
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NordVPN launches open source VPN speed testing tool

The unified speed-testing software can be downloaded from GitHub
14 Jan 2022
IT Pro News In Review: Virgin O2 roaming fees, Meta employees COVID-19 jab, Europol cache of data
IT Pro News In Review: Virgin O2 roaming fees, Meta employees COVID-19 jab, Europol cache of datavideo
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IT Pro News In Review: Virgin O2 roaming fees, Meta employees COVID-19 jab, Europol cache of data

Catch up on the biggest headlines of the week in just two minutes
14 Jan 2022
Europol ordered to delete huge cache of unlawfully stored data
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Europol ordered to delete huge cache of unlawfully stored data

The crime-fighting agency has failed to implement the necessary data protection measures it was told to make more than a year ago
11 Jan 2022
Google, Facebook fined €210 million for making it difficult for users to reject cookies
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Policy & legislation

Google, Facebook fined €210 million for making it difficult for users to reject cookies

Data regulator CNIL gives companies three months to provide a system for refusing cookies that is as easy as single click consent
6 Jan 2022
China to introduce cyber security reviews for companies listing overseas
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China to introduce cyber security reviews for companies listing overseas

The country continues to gain oversight of its tech sector as it begins to implement laws proposed last year
4 Jan 2022
Morgan Stanley agrees $60 million settlement in data breach lawsuit
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Morgan Stanley agrees $60 million settlement in data breach lawsuit

The two separate data incidents occurred in 2016 and 2019 and concerned the investment bank's handling of legacy IT equipment
4 Jan 2022
US pushes for Google and Meta to operate US-APAC undersea cable
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Network & Internet

US pushes for Google and Meta to operate US-APAC undersea cable

The government cited concerns around the Chinese government’s efforts to acquire US citizen personal data when making the recommendation
20 Dec 2021
Meta expands bug bounty programme to cover data scraping
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Meta expands bug bounty programme to cover data scraping

The move comes two years after a massive scraping incident on Facebook that resulted in data leaking online
16 Dec 2021