Canadian mounted police broke law with Clearview AI deal
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artificial intelligence (AI)

Canadian mounted police broke law with Clearview AI deal

The use of a facial image database violated the country’s Privacy Act, said Canada’s privacy regulator
11 Jun 2021
Hong Kong considers own centralised digital currency
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digital currency

Hong Kong considers own centralised digital currency

The plans form part of the “Fintech 2025” strategy to drive the development of fintech in the region
10 Jun 2021
El Salvador becomes the first nation to adopt Bitcoin as legal tender
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cryptocurrencies

El Salvador becomes the first nation to adopt Bitcoin as legal tender

The shock move comes as many countries and institutions distance themselves from the ever-fluctuating cryptocurrency
9 Jun 2021
Oracle updates MoU with UK's Crown Commercial Service
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cloud computing

Oracle updates MoU with UK's Crown Commercial Service

The US cloud giant will further expand its offerings to public sector bodies, such as the Home office and NHS Trusts
9 Jun 2021
UK gov's digital skills failure costing £6bn in lost GDP per year
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Careers & training

UK gov's digital skills failure costing £6bn in lost GDP per year

Tech execs demand public subsidies to encourage investment, while the skills minister expresses ‘surprise’ at the widening crisis
8 Jun 2021
NSW Health admits patient data was breached in Accellion attack
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cyber attacks

NSW Health admits patient data was breached in Accellion attack

It warned that 'identity information' and 'health-related personal information' were both accessed
7 Jun 2021
NSW Police Force is using AI to analyse CCTV footage
Two police officers working on the Insights platform
artificial intelligence (AI)

NSW Police Force is using AI to analyse CCTV footage

The Australian police force expects to migrate its Insights AI/ML platform to Microsoft's Azure cloud
7 Jun 2021
Tories fined £10,000 after sending unwanted campaign emails
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privacy

Tories fined £10,000 after sending unwanted campaign emails

ICO said the breach of data protection laws was “serious”
3 Jun 2021
EU to unveil plans for 'bloc-wide' digital wallet
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digital currency

EU to unveil plans for 'bloc-wide' digital wallet

Plans for a biometrically secured app to be revealed on Wednesday and could be fully operational by next year
1 Jun 2021
Microsoft's Asia-Pacific cyber security council to unite policy makers
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cyber security

Microsoft's Asia-Pacific cyber security council to unite policy makers

The council aims to share best practices and provide a strong communications channel in the event of a cyber attack
1 Jun 2021
Education is needed to end apprenticeship stigma, says BCS
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Careers & training

Education is needed to end apprenticeship stigma, says BCS

Only 4% of those surveyed by UCAS associate the word ‘prestigious’ with an apprenticeship
28 May 2021
Japanese government data stolen in Fujitsu hack
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hacking

Japanese government data stolen in Fujitsu hack

Hackers gained access to the data through Fujitsu's project management software
28 May 2021
Global tax deal must include tech giants, says Treasury source
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Policy & legislation

Global tax deal must include tech giants, says Treasury source

The comments were made ahead of the UK-hosted G7 Trade Ministerial meeting
27 May 2021
McAfee to refund customers following CMA auto-renew probe
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antivirus

McAfee to refund customers following CMA auto-renew probe

Investigation found that long-term users of the antivirus software were being charged higher prices than new customers
26 May 2021
New Zealand health service hackers send stolen data to press
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cyber attacks

New Zealand health service hackers send stolen data to press

Local media have confirmed they won’t make the information public and have referred it to the police
26 May 2021
UK gov urged to replace "inflexible" police records system
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digital transformation

UK gov urged to replace "inflexible" police records system

Independent inquiry has given the Home Office eight weeks to come up with a plan to update the 47-year-old Police National Computer
26 May 2021
Home Office reveals plans for long-overdue 'digital border'
The Home Secretary Priti Patel
digital transformation

Home Office reveals plans for long-overdue 'digital border'

New digital visa to be launched as part of a "fully end-to-end digital customer experience"
25 May 2021
FBI: Irish HSE hackers targeted 16 US healthcare orgs
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ransomware

FBI: Irish HSE hackers targeted 16 US healthcare orgs

Of the 400 organisations worldwide that have been hit by Conti, over 290 are located in the US
24 May 2021
UK’s 'green industrial revolution' to create 60,000 jobs
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public sector

UK’s 'green industrial revolution' to create 60,000 jobs

The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy announced a £166.5 million cash injection for green technology
24 May 2021
China signals major crackdown on Bitcoin mining
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cryptocurrencies

China signals major crackdown on Bitcoin mining

The war on Bitcoin continues, with roughly 65% of the world's cryptocurrency mining based in China
24 May 2021
US Treasury calls for tougher IRS rules on cryptocurrencies
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cryptocurrencies

US Treasury calls for tougher IRS rules on cryptocurrencies

Businesses may be required to declare transactions over $10,000, as they do with cash, to combat money laundering and tax evasion
21 May 2021
Irish High Court serves HSE hackers an injunction to block data leak
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ransomware

Irish High Court serves HSE hackers an injunction to block data leak

The legal action aims to prevent the Conti hacking group from leaking sensitive medical data
21 May 2021
New South Wales wants to become world leader in cyber security
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cyber security

New South Wales wants to become world leader in cyber security

The state's cyber security strategy includes a placement programme to help bridge the digital skills gap
20 May 2021