Policy & legislation

Amazon faces £637 million fine over GDPR violations
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General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

Amazon faces £637 million fine over GDPR violations

If confirmed, the penalty would be almost 15-times larger than the current record fine
2 Aug 2021
Zoom settles $85 million lawsuit over 'zoombombing', privacy policies
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video conferencing

Zoom settles $85 million lawsuit over 'zoombombing', privacy policies

The lawsuit also claimed that the video-streaming company failed to prevent hackers from ‘Zoom bombing’ meetings
2 Aug 2021
Civil rights groups ask the FTC to stop Amazon surveillance
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Policy & legislation

Civil rights groups ask the FTC to stop Amazon surveillance

Ring presents potential facial recognition nightmare, say critics
30 Jul 2021
Google, Microsoft fight over documents in antitrust lawsuit
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Policy & legislation

Google, Microsoft fight over documents in antitrust lawsuit

The search giant claims Microsoft won’t hand over records, while Microsoft asks why it should
30 Jul 2021
Most Americans want to regulate big tech
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Policy & legislation

Most Americans want to regulate big tech

Views of big tech are increasingly political, survey finds
29 Jul 2021
Cloud solution – yes or no? The answer starts with your strategy
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Whitepaper

Cloud solution – yes or no? The answer starts with your strategy

The benefits of accelerated digitisation with the help of cloud computing in general and a private cloud in particular
29 Jul 2021
The controversial CLOUD Act
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Whitepaper

The controversial CLOUD Act

The effect on data protection and data security in Germany and the EU
29 Jul 2021
UK gov seeks advice from IT decision makers on 'data maturity' models
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data modeling

UK gov seeks advice from IT decision makers on 'data maturity' models

The government's Data Quality Hub is hoping to use industry knowledge to create a single model to use across departments
29 Jul 2021
Google hit with £920 million lawsuit over 30% Play Store tax
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Google Android

Google hit with £920 million lawsuit over 30% Play Store tax

UK legal firm has branded the ‘app tax’ imposed on consumers as 'unlawful'
29 Jul 2021
What is the Computer Misuse Act?
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Policy & legislation

What is the Computer Misuse Act?

If your computer systems are attacked, is the law effective enough to put those criminals behind bars?
28 Jul 2021
5G could provide £6.3 billion boost to UK manufacturing
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5G

5G could provide £6.3 billion boost to UK manufacturing

Vodafone urges the UK government to make it easier for manufacturers to invest in private 5G networks
28 Jul 2021
Biden warns cyber attacks could lead to “shooting war”
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cyber attacks

Biden warns cyber attacks could lead to “shooting war”

The comments come as the US continues to battle a wave of serious cyber attacks
28 Jul 2021
TikTok to open cyber security 'Fusion Centre' in Dublin
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Security

TikTok to open cyber security 'Fusion Centre' in Dublin

The social media firm set to expand its presence in Ireland and tap into the country's "strong talent pool"
27 Jul 2021
Federal court extends FTC deadline in its Facebook antitrust case
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Policy & legislation

Federal court extends FTC deadline in its Facebook antitrust case

Commission has until August 19 to file a new antitrust complaint
26 Jul 2021
New Zealand privacy commissioner tipped to become next ICO head
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Information Commissioner

New Zealand privacy commissioner tipped to become next ICO head

John Edwards is said to be an 'anti-Facebook' regulator who would fit well in the UK's plans to clamp down on big tech
26 Jul 2021
TSMC mulls Germany for first European chip plant
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Hardware

TSMC mulls Germany for first European chip plant

The move comes as countries around the world continue to try and attract chipmakers to their territories amid a global chip shortage
26 Jul 2021
Senator wants social media companies held liable for spreading anti-vax lies
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social media

Senator wants social media companies held liable for spreading anti-vax lies

Amy Klobuchar calls for some Section 230 protections to be stripped from social media
23 Jul 2021
UK gun owners urged to be ‘vigilant’ after Guntrader data breach
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data breaches

UK gun owners urged to be ‘vigilant’ after Guntrader data breach

100,000 customer names and addresses have been published to the dark web
23 Jul 2021
Government sets out investment strategy to spark UK innovation
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public sector

Government sets out investment strategy to spark UK innovation

The plan will boost annual R&D investment to £22 billion to turn innovation into concrete products and services
22 Jul 2021
Judge forces Capitol rioter to unlock laptop using facial recognition
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biometrics

Judge forces Capitol rioter to unlock laptop using facial recognition

Prosecutors argued that the Microsoft device could contain footage of the 6 January insurrection
22 Jul 2021
New malware uses search engine ads to target pirate gamers
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malware

New malware uses search engine ads to target pirate gamers

MosaicLoader uses advanced obfuscation techniques to avoid detection
21 Jul 2021
Biden names big tech nemesis as antitrust chief
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Policy & legislation

Biden names big tech nemesis as antitrust chief

Google critic nominated to lead Justice Department’s antitrust division
21 Jul 2021
ICO launches AI risk assessment toolkit for businesses
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Information Commissioner

ICO launches AI risk assessment toolkit for businesses

The watchdog is calling for organisations to test its beta data assessment package on live AI applications
21 Jul 2021