Policy & legislation

President Biden picks Jessica Rosenworcel as acting FCC chief
Policy & legislation

President Biden picks Jessica Rosenworcel as acting FCC chief

Communications lawyer is a long-time advocate for equitable broadband
22 Jan 2021
What is CRM documentation?
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customer relationship management (CRM)

What is CRM documentation?

CRM software can be transformative, but employees need the resources to get the best out of it
22 Jan 2021
ICO restarts AdTech probe following threats of legal action
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Information Commissioner

ICO restarts AdTech probe following threats of legal action

The regulator says the "complex" investigation will resume with a series of audits focusing on digital market platforms
22 Jan 2021
90% of second-hand storage contains personal and business data
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data protection

90% of second-hand storage contains personal and business data

Kaspersky research found that up to one in five devices contained data that could be uncovered and extracted immediately
19 Jan 2021
BT faces £600m class-action lawsuit for 'overcharging'
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Policy & legislation

BT faces £600m class-action lawsuit for 'overcharging'

The telecoms giant is accused of failing to compensate customers who were overcharged for landlines between 2009 and 2017
18 Jan 2021
Trump halts supplies to Huawei in parting shot
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Policy & legislation

Trump halts supplies to Huawei in parting shot

Intel is reportedly among the US companies that have had their supplier licences revoked
18 Jan 2021
IT retailer faces €10.4m GDPR fine for employee surveillance
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General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

IT retailer faces €10.4m GDPR fine for employee surveillance

The German notebook seller has hit back, rejecting the fine and claiming it's being set up to be made an example of
18 Jan 2021
150,000 arrest records accidentally deleted from police database
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data management

150,000 arrest records accidentally deleted from police database

Early investigations have ruled out a cyber attack and instead point to human error
15 Jan 2021
Building a modern information governance strategy
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Whitepaper

Building a modern information governance strategy

How to rethink your approach to develop a more modern information governance strategy
15 Jan 2021
Tech giants begin work on a digital wallet for coronavirus vaccination records
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data protection

Tech giants begin work on a digital wallet for coronavirus vaccination records

The Vaccination Credential Initiative will look to develop a digital certificate to store on mobile devices
15 Jan 2021
Google closes Fitbit deal despite ongoing legal probes
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mergers and acquisitions

Google closes Fitbit deal despite ongoing legal probes

US and Australian regulators are still investigating whether the $2.1 billion (£1.54bn) acquisition will harm competition and user privacy
15 Jan 2021
Pentagon pauses $2 billion cyber security project
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Policy & legislation

Pentagon pauses $2 billion cyber security project

Security system not ready for classified networks says watchdog
14 Jan 2021
The fate of Parler exposes the reality of deregulated social media
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Policy & legislation

The fate of Parler exposes the reality of deregulated social media

Critics of Section 230 may want to be careful what they wish for…
14 Jan 2021
White House launches AI Initiative Office
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Policy & legislation

White House launches AI Initiative Office

Office will serve as a hub for federal AI activities
13 Jan 2021
UK businesses still vastly unprepared for IR35
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Policy & legislation

UK businesses still vastly unprepared for IR35

Although the changes are finally set to come into force in April, half of contractors are yet to be assessed
12 Jan 2021
FCC won't review Section 230 before Biden takes over
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Policy & legislation

FCC won't review Section 230 before Biden takes over

Election result leaves no time for rulemaking, says Commission chair
11 Jan 2021
United Nations suffers potential data breach
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data breaches

United Nations suffers potential data breach

Hackers could have breached the database long before the UN applied a patch
11 Jan 2021
How to reclaim data from Google, Facebook, Apple post-GDPR
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General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

How to reclaim data from Google, Facebook, Apple post-GDPR

We reveal how the web's biggest data hoarders have responded to the new regulations and how you can take control of your privacy
11 Jan 2021
Two sentenced under the Computer Misuse Act for data theft
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Computer Misuse Act

Two sentenced under the Computer Misuse Act for data theft

The individuals were accused of siphoning away personal data from RAC to an accident claims management firm
11 Jan 2021
FCA: Bitcoin investors 'should be prepared to lose all their money'
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cryptocurrencies

FCA: Bitcoin investors 'should be prepared to lose all their money'

Some crypto investment firms may be overstating potential payouts and understating the risks, regulator suggests
11 Jan 2021
President-elect Biden appoints David Recordon director of technology
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Policy & legislation

President-elect Biden appoints David Recordon director of technology

Former director of White House IT has strong open-source background
7 Jan 2021
Misconfigured Git servers lead to Nissan data leak
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hacking

Misconfigured Git servers lead to Nissan data leak

Leak stemmed from Nissan using of default “admin” password
7 Jan 2021
Microsoft employees criticize the company's political donations
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Policy & legislation

Microsoft employees criticize the company's political donations

Workers call out disparity over public support for Biden transition
6 Jan 2021