Fibre misuse is “coming back to bite” broadband industry
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broadband

Fibre misuse is “coming back to bite” broadband industry

GigaHead exec has called on Ofcom to highlight the benefits of full-fibre broadband
22 Sep 2021
MoD data breach ‘put lives of Afghan interpreters at risk’
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data breaches

MoD data breach ‘put lives of Afghan interpreters at risk’

The blunder exposed the email addresses of 250 interpreters seeking relocation
21 Sep 2021
India antitrust probe finds Google abused Android dominance
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Google Android

India antitrust probe finds Google abused Android dominance

The ruling comes just days after South Korean regulators fined Google £130 million for the same offence
20 Sep 2021
Adoption of Bitcoin as legal currency sparks protests in El Salvador
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cryptocurrencies

Adoption of Bitcoin as legal currency sparks protests in El Salvador

Protestors claim the currency could destabilise the economy and is being used to distract from wider issues
16 Sep 2021
Nadine Dorries appointed digital secretary in government reshuffle
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public sector

Nadine Dorries appointed digital secretary in government reshuffle

The former mental health minister replaces Oliver Dowden only days after he announced major GDPR reforms
16 Sep 2021
UK gov's Future Fund invests in more than 150 startups
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startups

UK gov's Future Fund invests in more than 150 startups

The initiative was launched in May 2020 to help startups weather the economic storms of the coronavirus pandemic
14 Sep 2021
Irish data regulator fails to resolve 98% of big tech GDPR cases
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General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

Irish data regulator fails to resolve 98% of big tech GDPR cases

Campaigners accuse the Irish DPC of being the ‘bottleneck’ for GDPR enforcement with 160 unresolved complaints
13 Sep 2021
DCMS lifts the lid on UK GDPR reforms, including ICO restructure
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data protection

DCMS lifts the lid on UK GDPR reforms, including ICO restructure

The government hopes to clarify ambiguities in the law and give businesses peace of mind when processing personal data
10 Sep 2021
Gaming ban would stifle interest in STEM, warns BCS
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Policy & legislation

Gaming ban would stifle interest in STEM, warns BCS

The warning comes after China banned online gamers under 18 from playing on weekdays
9 Sep 2021
UK street lamps and bus shelters to boost 5G rollout in £4 million trial
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5G

UK street lamps and bus shelters to boost 5G rollout in £4 million trial

The government is looking to create digital asset management platforms to allow councils to easily share infrastructure data with network operators
9 Sep 2021
Amazon, Microsoft won $50m in military contracts after Google's Project Maven exit, report
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public sector

Amazon, Microsoft won $50m in military contracts after Google's Project Maven exit, report

The two tech giants reportedly took on contracts that helped the military to identify objects from drone footage
9 Sep 2021
Ofcom launches review of UK's net neutrality rules post-Brexit
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Policy & legislation

Ofcom launches review of UK's net neutrality rules post-Brexit

BT has said the time is right for the regulator to be reviewing the framework introduced in 2015
8 Sep 2021
Estonia is making its internal government testbed free to use
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public sector

Estonia is making its internal government testbed free to use

One of the world’s most digitally advanced governments is opening up its tech stack, expertise, and live-testing environment
7 Sep 2021
EU may consider enforcing seven-year smartphone lifespan
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Mobile Phones

EU may consider enforcing seven-year smartphone lifespan

The German government is lobbying the European Commission to go further than its current tech repairability proposals
6 Sep 2021
More than half of SMBs not adhering to IR35 
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Policy & legislation

More than half of SMBs not adhering to IR35 

BDO finds that 55% of SMBs that use contract workers are worried about IR35 reforms post-pandemic
6 Sep 2021
Irish police seize Conti domains used in HSE ransomware attack
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ransomware

Irish police seize Conti domains used in HSE ransomware attack

The Garda’s cyber crime unit confirmed that it had disrupted the hacking gang's IT infrastructure
6 Sep 2021
Pace of government IT spending to slow in 2022
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public sector

Pace of government IT spending to slow in 2022

Gartner projects that global spending will rise 6.5% between now and 2022
31 Aug 2021
NHSX guidance aims to improve NHS digital transformation efforts
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digital transformation

NHSX guidance aims to improve NHS digital transformation efforts

The What Good Looks Like framework provides NHS managers with instructions on how to use digital technology in medical services
31 Aug 2021
What is Article 13 and Article 11?
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Policy & legislation

What is Article 13 and Article 11?

Everything you need to know about the controversial copyright directive including whether the UK will need to adopt the regulations
27 Aug 2021
UK reveals post-Brexit data reforms alongside flurry of international agreements
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General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

UK reveals post-Brexit data reforms alongside flurry of international agreements

The US, Australia, and South Korea are among the countries the government is prioritising for multi-billion-pound adequacy agreements
26 Aug 2021
Nvidia-ARM deal in danger as CMA raises ‘serious’ competition concerns
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mergers and acquisitions

Nvidia-ARM deal in danger as CMA raises ‘serious’ competition concerns

The regulator is worried the joint entity will restrict access of Nvidia’s rivals to Arm’s IP
23 Aug 2021
Robot dogs won't save policing – but AI just might
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public sector

Robot dogs won't save policing – but AI just might

Some police forces are turning to robots, AI and facial recognition, but high-profile failures harm public trust
23 Aug 2021
UK tech sector urged to commit to carbon neutrality by 2050
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public sector

UK tech sector urged to commit to carbon neutrality by 2050

Each signatory will be recognised as one of thousands of ‘climate leaders’ across the country
19 Aug 2021