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US TikTok and WeChat ban begins on Sunday
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Policy & legislation

US TikTok and WeChat ban begins on Sunday

Apps will be removed from app stores, but U.S. users won’t be penalized for use of either app
18 Sep 2020
FTC may file an antitrust lawsuit against Facebook
Policy & legislation

FTC may file an antitrust lawsuit against Facebook

Sources claim the FTC’s probe concerns Facebook’s past acquisitions
16 Sep 2020
Plans to share pregnant women’s alcohol intake ‘could breach GDPR’
General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

Plans to share pregnant women’s alcohol intake ‘could breach GDPR’

BPAS says move would be in contravention of GDPR and the Data Protection Act 2018
16 Sep 2020
Uber claims it makes London "safer" in TfL licence battle
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Uber claims it makes London "safer" in TfL licence battle

The ride-hailing service says it has improved systems to verify drivers' insurance documents and identification
16 Sep 2020
What is Article 13 and Article 11?
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What is Article 13 and Article 11?

Everything you need to know about the controversial copyright directive
14 Sep 2020
Zenhua data leak contained Boris Johnson's personal data
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
Trump won’t extend TikTok sale deadline
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Trump won’t extend TikTok sale deadline

ByteDance must divest its TikTok US operations before the September 20 deadline
11 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
ByteDance negotiating with the US to avoid TikTok sale
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ByteDance negotiating with the US to avoid TikTok sale

Tightened export restrictions in China leaves ByteDance considering other options
10 Sep 2020
Irish data watchdog orders Facebook to halt EU user data transfers to the US
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data controller

Irish data watchdog orders Facebook to halt EU user data transfers to the US

Nick Clegg suggests cancelling its transfer mechanism could cause chaos for businesses and the global economy
10 Sep 2020
How businesses were left to scramble over data collection for coronavirus contact tracing
data protection

How businesses were left to scramble over data collection for coronavirus contact tracing

The lack of sufficient advice has opened the door for third-party tech firms to normalise massive-scale data harvesting
9 Sep 2020
Republican senators introduce legislation targeting Section 230
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Republican senators introduce legislation targeting Section 230

Bill looks to clarify Section 230’s intent and increase social media companies’ accountability for moderating user content
9 Sep 2020
China to launch global data security initiative
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China to launch global data security initiative

Data security initiative aims to curb activities that “infringe upon personal information”
8 Sep 2020
Federation of small businesses says tech vouchers needed to survive Brexit transition
SMB

Federation of small businesses says tech vouchers needed to survive Brexit transition

SMBs need financial support to help them with expertise, new technology, and training, group argues
8 Sep 2020
Public sector 'risking GDPR violations' by overworking DPOs
General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

Public sector 'risking GDPR violations' by overworking DPOs

Surging workloads for government data protection teams haven’t been matched with greater staffing
8 Sep 2020
EU says tech firms should pay fair taxes after "winning" during COVID
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EU says tech firms should pay fair taxes after "winning" during COVID

European Commission calls for a global solution to taxing the digital giants
7 Sep 2020
How well does your supermarket know you, Mr. Blair?
data protection

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

Contributing solutions might be more helpful than making inaccurate comparisons
4 Sep 2020
Trump administration considering banning more Chinese apps
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Trump administration considering banning more Chinese apps

White House chief of staff Mark Meadows claims administration is setting sights on Chinese apps that could pose a national security threat
4 Sep 2020
TechUK panel slams "woeful" gov response to digital IDs
identity and access management (IAM)

TechUK panel slams "woeful" gov response to digital IDs

DCMS' call for action is not a "proper response", says ex-Labour MP Chuck Umunna
4 Sep 2020
Digital Services Act: Google asks European Commission to clarify responsibilities
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Digital Services Act: Google asks European Commission to clarify responsibilities

The tech giant submitted a 135-page document calling for greater clarity around expectations
4 Sep 2020
The IT Pro Podcast: Cyber security post-Brexit
cyber security

The IT Pro Podcast: Cyber security post-Brexit

Changes are on the way - but how will they affect IT security?
4 Sep 2020
Oracle loses $10bn JEDI contract appeal
cloud computing

Oracle loses $10bn JEDI contract appeal

Judge argues Oracle would have still lost out on the contract even if Pentagon errors were corrected
3 Sep 2020
Building a modern information governance strategy
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Building a modern information governance strategy

How to rethink your approach to develop a more modern information governance strategy
3 Sep 2020