Policy & legislation
Spain approves digital tax despite concerns of a US backlash
The move follows the French example and is aimed at enabling Spain's tax system to deal with the digital world
EU rebukes Mark Zuckerberg’s regulation proposals
Calls to treat companies like Facebook as being “somewhere in between” a newspaper and a telco are rejected
What is the Computer Misuse Act?
If your computer systems are attacked, is the law effective enough to put those criminals behind bars?
What to look for in a secure cloud system
Not all cloud products support the same level of security, so what should organisations be looking out for?
Ofcom handed remit to police Silicon Valley giants
The government waters down its Online Harms proposals, but tech companies could still face fines
Keir Starmer leadership camp denies ‘data scraping’ allegations
Members of his team argue they were pen-testing the Labour Party membership database
Irish data regulator investigating Google and Tinder for data processing violations
Both companies face an "own-volition statutory inquiry" after complaints made to the regulators
What is Article 13 and Article 11?
The controversial copyright directive won the approval of EU member states
What is the Data Protection Act 2018?
A look at the UK's national data laws and how GDPR fits into the puzzle
CMA seeks to fill post-Brexit regulatory void as it eyes big tech
The UK's competition watchdog wants new powers that rival international regulators
FTSE 100 companies accused of "demonising" self-employed contractors
Sky, Jaguar Land Rover, Three and HSBC are said to be sidestepping IR35 rules with unfair policies
EU calls for mandatory universal charger despite Apple angst
The approved resolution aims to see more chargers get recycled
EU proposes data-centric single market to challenge US tech giants
EC wants European companies to have better access to the bloc’s vast quantities of data
Open Rights Group calls for government to protect data post-Brexit
ORG warns UK government not to let US push it into weaker data protection laws
Majority of Americans now want a national data protection law, report claims
73% of Americans would also pay to ensure their data isn’t sold to third parties
Avast expands opt-out after data-sharing investigation
Security company will ask all users of its free antivirus if they are willing to let their browsing data be shared with third parties
Netherlands raises concerns on UK data adequacy after EU database copying incident
The UK faces the challenge of convincing Europe that its post-Brexit data protection will be adequate
GDPR compliance is the key to a smooth transition through Brexit
Brexit's effect on data laws demands that data management remains a top business priority for UK organisations
Twitter demands Clearview AI stops using its images to fuel facial recognition
The startup's facial recognition tech is used by law enforcement and can match people to images from multiple social networking sites
Your guide to overcoming Brexit's data management challenges
Understand Brexit and the data law modifications it may cause
Computer Misuse Act 'putting critical UK infrastructure at risk'
The 30 year-old legislation also prevents cyber security professionals from doing their jobs, it's claimed
MPs urge clampdown on ‘dodgy data misuse’ in elections
Limitless fines have been proposed for those who break election rules
Data protection fines hit £100m during first 18 months of GDPR
Regulators have received 160,000 data breach reports, with UK firms third-most reported across Europe