Policy & legislation

UK council to use drones and AI to tackle litter
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artificial intelligence (AI)

UK council to use drones and AI to tackle litter

Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole is rolling out a pilot scheme this summer
29 Mar 2021
Alex Salmond's new Alba Party hit by data leak
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data breaches

Alex Salmond's new Alba Party hit by data leak

Names of event attendees were disclosed on the party's website just hours after it launched
29 Mar 2021
UK watchdog says Facebook's Giphy acquisition may stifle competition
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mergers and acquisitions

UK watchdog says Facebook's Giphy acquisition may stifle competition

The CMA says the deal may limit market access to a popular service
26 Mar 2021
Forex broker FBS leaves millions of customer records exposed
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data breaches

Forex broker FBS leaves millions of customer records exposed

Data includes names, passwords, emails, passport numbers, credit cards, financial transactions, and more
25 Mar 2021
Welsh gov reveals plans for 5G, cyber security testbeds
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5G

Welsh gov reveals plans for 5G, cyber security testbeds

Plans already have the backing of Cisco and BT
25 Mar 2021
Businesses using AI 'should have legal duty to consult with unions'
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artificial intelligence (AI)

Businesses using AI 'should have legal duty to consult with unions'

TUC calls for increased legal protections for workers in order to tackle workplace discrimination
25 Mar 2021
What is the Data Protection Act 2018?
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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
24 Mar 2021
Former Skyscanner exec to lead Scottish tech hub plan
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Policy & legislation

Former Skyscanner exec to lead Scottish tech hub plan

Mark Logan will oversee a programme programme aimed at establishing Scotland as a world-class technology hub
24 Mar 2021
What is shoulder surfing?
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social engineering

What is shoulder surfing?

This social engineering technique can pose a major security risk, so here's how to best protect against it
22 Mar 2021
Security best practices for PostgreSQL
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Whitepaper

Security best practices for PostgreSQL

Securing data with PostgreSQL
22 Mar 2021
Advocacy groups say new police bill threatens individuals' data and privacy rights
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Policy & legislation

Advocacy groups say new police bill threatens individuals' data and privacy rights

Groups claim bill will encourage 'digital strip searches'
18 Mar 2021
Google follows Apple by halving its Play Store fee to 15%
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Google Android

Google follows Apple by halving its Play Store fee to 15%

The reduction applies to the first $1 million of revenue a developer earns each year
17 Mar 2021
Huawei to start demanding 5G royalties from smartphone makers
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5G

Huawei to start demanding 5G royalties from smartphone makers

The move could create a potentially lucrative revenue source for the beleaguered Chinese firm
16 Mar 2021
Infosecurity Europe 2021 to go ahead in July
Infosecurity Europe 2021
cyber security

Infosecurity Europe 2021 to go ahead in July

With COVID restrictions set to ease, the conference will take place as an in-person event at Olympia London
16 Mar 2021
Vodafone Spain fined £7 million for repeated GDPR breaches
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General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

Vodafone Spain fined £7 million for repeated GDPR breaches

The firm had either been warned or fined smaller amounts on at least 50 occasions between January 2018 and February 2020
16 Mar 2021
Federal judge blocks US trading ban on Xiaomi
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Mobile Phones

Federal judge blocks US trading ban on Xiaomi

Stock price jumps after judge blocks restrictions on Chinese phone maker
15 Mar 2021
Ofcom to review net neutrality laws following EE complaint
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Policy & legislation

Ofcom to review net neutrality laws following EE complaint

The regulator will review the existing framework, which had fallen under EU legislation prior to Brexit
15 Mar 2021
EU ploughs €2 billion into digital projects
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Policy & legislation

EU ploughs €2 billion into digital projects

Projects will include the rollout of 5G across critical transport networks by 2030
12 Mar 2021
UK seeks divergence from GDPR to 'fuel growth'
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data protection

UK seeks divergence from GDPR to 'fuel growth'

Experts warn that deviating too much from the EU's regime would jeopardise the UK’s fragile data adequacy status
12 Mar 2021
Nokia and Samsung sign multimedia patent deal
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Mobile

Nokia and Samsung sign multimedia patent deal

The deal will make it easier for Samsung to experiment with cutting-edge research
11 Mar 2021
Government seeks private sector expertise with new fellowship programme
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public sector

Government seeks private sector expertise with new fellowship programme

Applications close on March 28 and there are around ten spots available
11 Mar 2021
UKRI invests £700k in digital security SMEs
Cyber security
cyber security

UKRI invests £700k in digital security SMEs

The fund will be given to ten companies to help radically update the foundation of insecure digital computing infrastructure
10 Mar 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
9 Mar 2021
Next Information Commissioner will correct ‘imbalance’ favouring privacy rights
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Information Commissioner

Next Information Commissioner will correct ‘imbalance’ favouring privacy rights

The government will seek a successor to Elizabeth Denham who can focus not just on data protection but on innovation
9 Mar 2021