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Policy & legislation

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos ready to testify in House antitrust probe

In a letter to lawmakers, Amazon's lawyers say Bezos is willing to testify alongside other tech leaders
16 Jun 2020
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EU fires warning shot to UK over post-Brexit US data-sharing

The terms of a UK-US arrangement may not be compatible with EU data protection standards
16 Jun 2020
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Policy & legislation

Google to introduce rules banning discriminatory job adverts

The policy will be introduced to the US later in the year
12 Jun 2020
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Business strategy

Tech firms are saving face by dropping facial recognition

This dangerously unreliable technology should never have been used by law enforcement
12 Jun 2020
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Hardware

Lawmakers propose $22.8B in semiconductor funding

CHIPS would provide more than $22.8 billion in aid for US semiconductor manufacturers
11 Jun 2020
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Policy & legislation

Tony Blair calls out government's failure to adopt new tech

Former PM says there's a "great gulf" between those creating technology and those creating policy
9 Jun 2020
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Google Chrome team to use racially neutral code

Google Chrome team will move away from words like “blacklist” and “whitelist”
8 Jun 2020
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privacy

Brave apologises for redirecting users to affiliate links

The privacy-focused platform would revise URLs to add an affiliate code for those accessing cryptocurrency platforms
8 Jun 2020
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Tech group challenges President Trump's social media executive

CDT accuses Trump of violating the First Amendment
5 Jun 2020
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Elon Musk calls for Amazon to be broken up

Musk sounds off after the initial rejection of “Unreported Truths about COVID-19 and Lockdowns”
5 Jun 2020
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Business operations

DuckDuckGo suggests Google is destined for US antitrust action

DoJ and state attorneys are reportedly building a case into Google's dominance of the search engine market
5 Jun 2020
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What is a circular economy?

Climate change and dwindling resources mean we need to create new models of consumption
3 Jun 2020
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Policy & legislation

US to challenge UK's "unfair" Digital Services Tax

The Treasury says that the UK’s 2% digital tax does not violate "international obligations"
3 Jun 2020
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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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Policy & legislation

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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social media

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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data protection

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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Policy & legislation

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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5G

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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Policy & legislation

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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