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Go digital to meet today’s critical compliance and security requirements

Digital transformation helps companies meet critical compliance and security requirements
2 Jun 2020
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The IT Pro Podcast: Happy birthday GDPR

As GDPR turns two, we look back on its impact and how it’s changed data protection - if at all
1 Jun 2020
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What is anticipatory regulation?

This type of legislation aims to resolve the conflict between lumbering legislative process and rapidly evolving tech
1 Jun 2020
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President Trump signs executive order targeting social media companies

Order aims to prevent online censorship after Trump’s tweets labeled as misleading
29 May 2020
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Arizona files lawsuit against Google for illegally tracking Android users’ locations

Google claims Arizona has mischaracterized Android’s location services
29 May 2020
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IT Pro 20/20: How regulation is shaping innovation

The fifth issue of IT Pro 20/20 looks at how new rules are forcing companies to change the way they do business
29 May 2020
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Does Trump have the power to shut down social media companies?

Trump claims he can shut down social media companies, but that isn’t necessarily true
29 May 2020
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NHS yet to understand risks of holding Test and Trace data for 20 years

Public Health England has not completed a DPIA into the risks of holding non-anonymised sensitive information, including medical data
29 May 2020
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Sen. Wyden withdraws support for web privacy amendment

Wyden withdraws support in response to Chairman Schiff’s comments on the amendment
27 May 2020
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UK government to re-examine Huawei's role in 5G infrastructure

Reports suggest officials have been asked to phase out Huawei technology out of Britain's 5G networks by 2023
26 May 2020
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US Rep. Bill Johnson introduces the Advancing Tech Startups Act

H.R.6940 aims to ensure the US stays ahead of China
22 May 2020
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Parliament's decision to axe the 'hybrid' House of Commons is a desperate mistake

In this new age of mass remote working, only our MPs would turn their backs on progress
21 May 2020
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MPs ignore calls to delay IR35 reforms until 2023

Controversial rules are one step closer to being introduced in April 2021
20 May 2020
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GDPR "inadequate" to protect against contact-tracing privacy risks

MPs and Lords demand new law to guarantee protections for any contact-tracing tech
19 May 2020
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Justice Department likely bringing an antitrust lawsuit against Google

Several state attorneys general seek litigation too
18 May 2020
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Digital activists sound the alarm over UK's 'coronavirus datastore' plans

A dozen groups including Liberty and medConfidential have written to Matt Hancock demanding answers
18 May 2020
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Huawei hits back at the US following trade ban extension

Firm's rotating chairman suggests that "relentless pursuit" will damage the global semiconductor industry
18 May 2020
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Senate rejects amendment requiring warrant to access Americans’ browsing data

Amendment falls short of one vote -- four senators abstained from the vote
14 May 2020
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President Trump extends Huawei ban through May 2021

The executive order banning US companies from working with Huawei extended
14 May 2020
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Inquiry recommends Australia provide guidance on 5G supply chain risks and misinformation

Also recommends bringing manufacturing onshore to boost jobs
13 May 2020
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Facebook reportedly spearheading political-advocacy group

Other companies are reportedly involved too
13 May 2020
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House of Commons uses e-voting for the first time in history

Staff work hard to implemented new tech within weeks, though MPs suggest they’re keen to ditch it as soon as possible
13 May 2020
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Technology

NHS develops second contact-tracing app as privacy concerns mount

Discussions with Big Tech become more productive after "serious legal flaws" are uncovered
11 May 2020