Policy & legislation

IT Pro news in review: Security by Design expanded, Apple's bright new iMac, 12-year-old sues TikTok
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Policy & legislation

IT Pro news in review: Security by Design expanded, Apple's bright new iMac, 12-year-old sues TikTok

Catch up with this week's top tech stories
23 Apr 2021
A guide to cyber security certification and training
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Careers & training

A guide to cyber security certification and training

Cyber security is in demand from every organisation, but what training and certification is needed?
22 Apr 2021
What is data processing?
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Business operations

What is data processing?

Finding the data you need - either to digest or delete - isn't always easy in an increasingly data-intensive world
22 Apr 2021
Addition of Palantir to list of Crown Commercial Service suppliers sparks backlash
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public sector

Addition of Palantir to list of Crown Commercial Service suppliers sparks backlash

The company will provide back office software to government departments and public sector bodies
22 Apr 2021
EU proposes strict regulations to curb AI misuse
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artificial intelligence (AI)

EU proposes strict regulations to curb AI misuse

The draft regulations call for the use of systems that allow ‘social scoring' by governments to be banned
21 Apr 2021
TikTok faces billion-pound legal battle over "illegal" data collection
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data protection

TikTok faces billion-pound legal battle over "illegal" data collection

The video-sharing platform is accused of collecting personal data belonging to millions of children in Europe
21 Apr 2021
Global competition authorities call for stronger policing of mergers
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mergers and acquisitions

Global competition authorities call for stronger policing of mergers

UK, Australian and German agencies highlighted the dangers of anticompetitive mergers, particularly in the tech sector
21 Apr 2021
Gov urged to rework ‘unfit for purpose’ digital strategy
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Policy & legislation

Gov urged to rework ‘unfit for purpose’ digital strategy

A House of Lords committee says a hybrid strategy is needed due to our increasing reliance on digital technology
21 Apr 2021
UK’s IoT security regulation will also include smartphones
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Internet of Things (IoT)

UK’s IoT security regulation will also include smartphones

Manufacturers will be required to inform consumers how long their device will receive security software updates
21 Apr 2021
UK greenlights drone delivery trials
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artificial intelligence (AI)

UK greenlights drone delivery trials

Drone startup sees.ai will be the first company trialling Beyond Visual Line of Sight flights
21 Apr 2021
UK gov proposes new 5G laws to tackle rural blindspots
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5G

UK gov proposes new 5G laws to tackle rural blindspots

The regulation shake-up aims to create better opportunities for the UK’s rural economy
20 Apr 2021
UK intervenes in Nvidia's Arm takeover on national security grounds
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mergers and acquisitions

UK intervenes in Nvidia's Arm takeover on national security grounds

Digital secretary Oliver Dowden has instructed the CMA to begin a “phase one” investigation into the deal
19 Apr 2021
Facebook faces 'mass action' lawsuit over data breach
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data protection

Facebook faces 'mass action' lawsuit over data breach

Digital Rights Ireland is urging European Facebook users who have been affected to sign up
19 Apr 2021
What is CRM documentation?
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customer relationship management (CRM)

What is CRM documentation?

CRM software can be transformative, but employees need the resources to get the best out of it
16 Apr 2021
Turkey bans Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies
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cryptocurrencies

Turkey bans Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies

The nation’s central bank says digital currencies have a lack of central oversight and high risk of fraud
16 Apr 2021
US House committee paves way for clamp-down on Big Tech "monopoly"
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Policy & legislation

US House committee paves way for clamp-down on Big Tech "monopoly"

The decision could lead to new legislation designed to break up the industry's biggest players
16 Apr 2021
Irish data watchdog to investigate Facebook data leak
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data protection

Irish data watchdog to investigate Facebook data leak

The regulator believes that Facebook may have infringed ‘one or more’ GDPR provisions following apparent leak of 533 million user records
15 Apr 2021
EU to propose GDPR-like fines for AI abuses
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artificial intelligence (AI)

EU to propose GDPR-like fines for AI abuses

AI will be prohibited from use in mass surveillance or for ranking social behaviour
14 Apr 2021
Gmail "more secure" than parliamentary email, says MP
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cyber security

Gmail "more secure" than parliamentary email, says MP

Conservative MP Tom Tugendhat claims he's been the victim of multiple cyber attacks from foreign nations
13 Apr 2021
ePrivacy Regulation: What is it and how does it affect me?
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privacy

ePrivacy Regulation: What is it and how does it affect me?

We look at the new rules designed to maintain user privacy in the digital age
13 Apr 2021
Google secretly gamed its own ad system, lawsuit claims
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Policy & legislation

Google secretly gamed its own ad system, lawsuit claims

Secretive “Project Bernanke” allegedly gave the search giant an unfair advantage
12 Apr 2021
Apple to send exec to App Store Senate hearing after initially declining
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Policy & legislation

Apple to send exec to App Store Senate hearing after initially declining

Apple claims it was simply seeking alternative dates when it initially declined
12 Apr 2021
Apple and Google block NHS COVID-19 app update
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privacy

Apple and Google block NHS COVID-19 app update

The update breached the tech giant's rules about collecting and sharing location data
12 Apr 2021
What is the Data Protection Act 1998?
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data protection

What is the Data Protection Act 1998?

Despite GDPR coming into force businesses may still find themselves sanctioned under the 1998 act
12 Apr 2021