IT Pro News in Review: Labour calls for private email use investigation, Windows 11 upgrade & LinkedIn data breach
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IT Pro News in Review: Labour calls for private email use investigation, Windows 11 upgrade & LinkedIn data breach

Catch up on the weeks top news stories in just two minutes
2 Jul 2021
Cutting through the red tape of government IT
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digital transformation

Cutting through the red tape of government IT

How one Scottish government team has become an innovation powerhouse
2 Jul 2021
Tax the tech giants, not the consumer
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public sector

Tax the tech giants, not the consumer

Raising money for the arts through gadget sales is a good idea, but the burden shouldn't land on a beleaguered public
1 Jul 2021
Google clamps down on financial fraud with new ad restrictions
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scams

Google clamps down on financial fraud with new ad restrictions

The move comes after it was revealed that the FCA pays Google £600,000 a year to run anti-fraud ads
30 Jun 2021
Cabinet Office increases cyber security training budget by almost 500%
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cyber security

Cabinet Office increases cyber security training budget by almost 500%

The increase in spending comes as CCTV leaks raise fresh questions about security standards across Whitehall
29 Jun 2021
Most tech workers plan to leave their roles in the next 12 months
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Careers & training

Most tech workers plan to leave their roles in the next 12 months

Despite feeling more valued than ever during COVID, various factors are driving an exodus of workers
29 Jun 2021
EU and UK reach post-Brexit data flows deal
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data protection

EU and UK reach post-Brexit data flows deal

TechUK CEO says the agreement, which will be reviewed in 2025, could potentially unlock an estimated “€2 trillion of growth”
28 Jun 2021
BT and OneWeb join forces to tackle rural not-spots
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broadband

BT and OneWeb join forces to tackle rural not-spots

The news comes a year after the London-based satellite operator was involved in a post-Brexit navigation system blunder
28 Jun 2021
UK’s financial regulator blocks Binance crypto exchange
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cryptocurrencies

UK’s financial regulator blocks Binance crypto exchange

Users in the UK will be prohibited from trading through the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange platform
28 Jun 2021
GDPR 2.0: What do Europe’s new AI rules mean for businesses?
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IT regulation

GDPR 2.0: What do Europe’s new AI rules mean for businesses?

Although they target 'high-risk' use cases, swathes of organisations could be affected
28 Jun 2021
Google delays phase-out of Chrome’s third-party cookies
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web browser

Google delays phase-out of Chrome’s third-party cookies

Chrome users will be subject to third-party tracking for at least 18 months longer than expected
25 Jun 2021
NSW extends IBM contract for another three years
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cloud computing

NSW extends IBM contract for another three years

The Australian state will now be able to access IBM professional services and cloud services
23 Jun 2021
Cryptocurrency crimes have increased 12-fold since 2016
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cryptocurrencies

Cryptocurrency crimes have increased 12-fold since 2016

An FOI request reveals that Action Fraud saw crypto crime incidents grow on average 124% every year
22 Jun 2021
US SEC investigates SolarWinds clients over cyber breach disclosures
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Security

US SEC investigates SolarWinds clients over cyber breach disclosures

The SEC is investigating whether some organisations failed to disclose if they had been affected by the attack
22 Jun 2021
London Underground to get full 4G coverage by 2024
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Infrastructure

London Underground to get full 4G coverage by 2024

Work on delivering mobile connectivity to Oxford Circus, Tottenham Court Road, Bank, Euston, and Camden Town has now begun
22 Jun 2021
IT Pro News in Review: Windows 11 leaked, WWW NFT & Irish Police password powers
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IT Pro News in Review: Windows 11 leaked, WWW NFT & Irish Police password powers

Catch up on the biggest stories of the week in just two minutes
18 Jun 2021
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
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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