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ICO launches two GDPR compliance schemes

Code of Conduct and Certification services aim to help organisations show greater accountability
2 Mar 2020
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data protection

Samsung website error exposes UK customer data

The data breach is the latest of Samsung’s “technical errors”
26 Feb 2020
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General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

Irish data regulator racks up GDPR cases against Big Tech

Complaints soared by 75% in 2019 and multinational tech probes climbed to 21, although no fines were collected
24 Feb 2020
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Hardware

Government data at risk as departments lose thousands of devices

FOI request reveals Ministry of Defence is the worst offender, with 767 devices lost in a year
21 Feb 2020
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data protection

Google to shift UK user data to the US post-Brexit

The decision is driven by fears the UK may step out-of-sync with the EU's data protection laws
20 Feb 2020
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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
19 Feb 2020
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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
18 Feb 2020
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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?
17 Feb 2020
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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?
13 Feb 2020
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Ofcom handed remit to police Silicon Valley giants

The government waters down its Online Harms proposals, but tech companies could still face fines
12 Feb 2020
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data protection

Keir Starmer leadership camp denies ‘data scraping’ allegations

Members of his team argue they were pen-testing the Labour Party membership database
10 Feb 2020
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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
5 Feb 2020
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What is Article 13 and Article 11?

The controversial copyright directive won the approval of EU member states
5 Feb 2020
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data protection

What is the Data Protection Act 2018?

A look at the UK's national data laws and how GDPR fits into the puzzle
3 Feb 2020
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Policy & legislation

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
3 Feb 2020
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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
31 Jan 2020
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EU calls for mandatory universal charger despite Apple angst

The approved resolution aims to see more chargers get recycled
31 Jan 2020
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Policy & legislation

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
30 Jan 2020
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data protection

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
28 Jan 2020
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data protection

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
28 Jan 2020
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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
27 Jan 2020
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data protection

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
27 Jan 2020
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data governance

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
24 Jan 2020
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Your guide to overcoming Brexit's data management challenges

Understand Brexit and the data law modifications it may cause
24 Jan 2020
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