Policy & legislation

US creates AI data-sharing task force
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artificial intelligence (AI)

US creates AI data-sharing task force

Group will oversee the creation of educational resources for AI
11 Jun 2021
FBI still frowns on ransomware payments
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ransomware

FBI still frowns on ransomware payments

Even though major companies are paying millions in ransom, the FBI’s policy hasn’t changed
11 Jun 2021
What are the responsibilities of a data controller?
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Business strategy

What are the responsibilities of a data controller?

If your organisation collect people's data, you need to know how GDPR applies to your practices
11 Jun 2021
Researchers send “unhackable” quantum data over 370-mile optical fiber
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data protection

Researchers send “unhackable” quantum data over 370-mile optical fiber

Breakthrough could pave the way for highly secure worldwide communications
11 Jun 2021
CD Projekt acknowledges stolen data is being circulated online
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ransomware

CD Projekt acknowledges stolen data is being circulated online

International law enforcement agencies Interpol and Europol have been informed
11 Jun 2021
UK and US announce new science and technology partnership
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Policy & legislation

UK and US announce new science and technology partnership

The two countries will collaborate on creating new jobs as well as increasing the cyber security of UK and US citizens
11 Jun 2021
Canadian mounted police broke law with Clearview AI deal
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artificial intelligence (AI)

Canadian mounted police broke law with Clearview AI deal

The use of a facial image database violated the country’s Privacy Act, said Canada’s privacy regulator
11 Jun 2021
French e-signature startup hoping to break US dominance raises €30 million
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startups

French e-signature startup hoping to break US dominance raises €30 million

The e-signature market, dominated by the likes of DocuSign and Adobe, is expected to grow by 24.6% per year over the next decade
10 Jun 2021
President Biden repeals and replaces Trump’s TikTok executive order
President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris
social media

President Biden repeals and replaces Trump’s TikTok executive order

For the second time since May, Biden voids a Trump-era executive order targeting social media
9 Jun 2021
US Senate approves bill to counter China tech competition
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Policy & legislation

US Senate approves bill to counter China tech competition

The measures will look to combat competition from China and boost US semiconductor manufacturing
9 Jun 2021
US and Australia arrest 'hundreds' in encrypted messaging sting
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encryption

US and Australia arrest 'hundreds' in encrypted messaging sting

The 'Anom' app was installed on phones distributed by authorities and has led to arrests in 18 countries across the globe
8 Jun 2021
IT Pro 20/20: What the EU's new AI rules mean for business
IT Pro 20/20 Issue 17 - What the EU's new AI rules mean for business
IT regulation

IT Pro 20/20: What the EU's new AI rules mean for business

The 17th issue of IT Pro 20/20 considers the effect of new regulations on the IT industry
7 Jun 2021
UK to scrap Digital Services Tax in favour of G7 tax deal
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Policy & legislation

UK to scrap Digital Services Tax in favour of G7 tax deal

The Global Tax Agreement was announced following a two-day meeting chaired by chancellor Rishi Sunak
7 Jun 2021
Labour urges NHS Digital to halt patient data-sharing plans
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privacy

Labour urges NHS Digital to halt patient data-sharing plans

Pooling pseudonymised medical records risks undermining doctor-patient trust, warns shadow health minister
7 Jun 2021
Millions behind on paying broadband bills in UK
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broadband

Millions behind on paying broadband bills in UK

Citizens Advice is urging the government to ensure low-cost broadband is available to those on low incomes
4 Jun 2021
Almost half of workers would share health data with their employer
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data protection

Almost half of workers would share health data with their employer

However, a fifth said they do not trust their organisation to use their personal health data responsibly
4 Jun 2021
Senators ask Google to conduct racial equality audit
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Policy & legislation

Senators ask Google to conduct racial equality audit

Google has dealt poorly with recent racial issues, according to Senate Democrats
3 Jun 2021
Amazon’s Ring now requires police to request doorbell videos publicly
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privacy

Amazon’s Ring now requires police to request doorbell videos publicly

Previously, Ring owners got private messages from police looking for user videos
3 Jun 2021
Tories fined £10,000 after sending unwanted campaign emails
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privacy

Tories fined £10,000 after sending unwanted campaign emails

ICO said the breach of data protection laws was “serious”
3 Jun 2021
Japan to lure semiconductor makers with financial incentives
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Hardware

Japan to lure semiconductor makers with financial incentives

Semiconductor technology is now “as important as food or energy”
3 Jun 2021
New study shows global privacy investments increasing
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data protection

New study shows global privacy investments increasing

Companies must still try harder on cookie consent
2 Jun 2021
Vocus subsidiaries Dodo and iPrimus fined $2.5m for misleading broadband claims
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Policy & legislation

Vocus subsidiaries Dodo and iPrimus fined $2.5m for misleading broadband claims

This comes after an investigation carried out by the Australian competition and consumer watchdog
2 Jun 2021
Japan funds $338 million TSMC chip development project
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Hardware

Japan funds $338 million TSMC chip development project

The country is hoping to increase investment in semiconductor research to combat the ongoing global shortage
1 Jun 2021