Policy & legislation

UK street lamps and bus shelters to boost 5G rollout in £4 million trial
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5G

UK street lamps and bus shelters to boost 5G rollout in £4 million trial

The government is looking to create digital asset management platforms to allow councils to easily share infrastructure data with network operators
9 Sep 2021
Ofcom launches review of UK's net neutrality rules post-Brexit
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Policy & legislation

Ofcom launches review of UK's net neutrality rules post-Brexit

BT has said the time is right for the regulator to be reviewing the framework introduced in 2015
8 Sep 2021
What is your digital footprint?
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Business strategy

What is your digital footprint?

Your digital footprint is always growing – so we explore how you can keep it under control
7 Sep 2021
ProtonMail criticised for sharing activist's IP address with law enforcement
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privacy

ProtonMail criticised for sharing activist's IP address with law enforcement

The company prides itself on benefitting from Switzerland's strict privacy laws, yet had to follow the “legally binding order"
7 Sep 2021
ICO under fire over plans to urge G7 to tackle cookie pop-ups
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Information Commissioner

ICO under fire over plans to urge G7 to tackle cookie pop-ups

The Open Rights Group says the data regulator should "follow its own conclusions and enforce the law"
7 Sep 2021
More than half of SMBs not adhering to IR35 
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Policy & legislation

More than half of SMBs not adhering to IR35 

BDO finds that 55% of SMBs that use contract workers are worried about IR35 reforms post-pandemic
6 Sep 2021
Texas city aims to attract Samsung chip plant with property tax breaks
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Policy & legislation

Texas city aims to attract Samsung chip plant with property tax breaks

The city of Taylor is competing with Austin, Arizona, and New York to try and convince Samsung to establish its factory in its territory
6 Sep 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?
3 Sep 2021
Eight US investment firms fined over inadequate cyber security policies
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data breaches

Eight US investment firms fined over inadequate cyber security policies

Failures in the companies’ cyber security practices resulted in the leak of thousands of customer and client records
3 Sep 2021
The IT Pro Podcast: How umbrella companies exploit IT contractors
The IT Pro Podcast: How umbrella companies exploit IT contractors
IT regulation

The IT Pro Podcast: How umbrella companies exploit IT contractors

Is tighter regulation needed to stop workers from being cheated out of earnings?
3 Sep 2021
Podcast transcript: How umbrella companies exploit IT contractors
Podcast transcript: How umbrella companies exploit IT contractors
IT regulation

Podcast transcript: How umbrella companies exploit IT contractors

Read the full transcript for this episode of the IT Pro Podcast
3 Sep 2021
FTC bans SpyFone and orders company to quit surveillance app business
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Policy & legislation

FTC bans SpyFone and orders company to quit surveillance app business

Complaints of stalkerware force action
2 Sep 2021
WhatsApp fined €225 million over obscure data sharing policies
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General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

WhatsApp fined €225 million over obscure data sharing policies

This finalised penalty is almost five times larger than the draft fine the Irish data regulator issued in December 2020
2 Sep 2021
Google takes down map showing homes of 111,000 Guntrader customers
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data breaches

Google takes down map showing homes of 111,000 Guntrader customers

Recently hacked data was linked to Google Maps by animal rights activists
2 Sep 2021
White House launches tech fellowship program to tackle key issues
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Policy & legislation

White House launches tech fellowship program to tackle key issues

The new initiative will bring early career technologists into the federal government
31 Aug 2021
South Korea passes landmark bill to curb app payment monopolies
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Policy & legislation

South Korea passes landmark bill to curb app payment monopolies

The bill effectively prevents companies like Google and Apple from charging commissions on in-app purchases
31 Aug 2021
What is Article 13 and Article 11?
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Policy & legislation

What is Article 13 and Article 11?

Everything you need to know about the controversial copyright directive including whether the UK will need to adopt the regulations
27 Aug 2021
IT Pro News In Review: Nvidia-Arm deal in doubt, UK's post-Brexit data strategy, and massive data leak hits Microsoft Power Apps
IT Pro News In Review: Nvidia-Arm deal in doubt, UK's post-Brexit data strategy, and Microsoft Power Apps suite leaks 38 million recordsvideo
mergers and acquisitions

IT Pro News In Review: Nvidia-Arm deal in doubt, UK's post-Brexit data strategy, and massive data leak hits Microsoft Power Apps

Catch up on the biggest headlines of the week in just two minutes
27 Aug 2021
Tech giants pledge billions for cyber security
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cyber security

Tech giants pledge billions for cyber security

Supply chain security and education commitments feature heavily at White House meeting
26 Aug 2021
UK reveals post-Brexit data reforms alongside flurry of international agreements
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General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

UK reveals post-Brexit data reforms alongside flurry of international agreements

The US, Australia, and South Korea are among the countries the government is prioritising for multi-billion-pound adequacy agreements
26 Aug 2021
NHS Digital delays patient data-sharing plans as millions opt-out
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privacy

NHS Digital delays patient data-sharing plans as millions opt-out

The controversial GPDPR initiative has been put on hold indefinitely amid growing backlash
24 Aug 2021
What is GDPR? Everything you need to know
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Policy & legislation

What is GDPR? Everything you need to know

Does your organisation comply with the toughest ever set of data protection rules?
20 Aug 2021
Wipro launches its cyber security studio in Texas
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digital transformation

Wipro launches its cyber security studio in Texas

@now Studio will aid organizations’ digital transformation strategies
20 Aug 2021
What is customer identity and access management? 
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identity and access management (IAM)

What is customer identity and access management? 

We answer five top questions about CIAM and its importance to customer relationships and business success
19 Aug 2021