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Ofcom pushes ahead with spectrum auction plans despite ongoing legal challenge

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 16:52
The UK's telecoms regulator will press ahead with preparations for auctioning spectrum to support '4G' and future '5G' services despite an ongoing legal challenge, it has announced.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

MEP calls for 'clear and mandatory baseline IT security requirements' for devices

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 10:31
Device manufacturers selling in or exporting from the EU could be required to abide by "clear and mandatory baseline IT security requirements", under proposals outlined by an MEP.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

EU invests in 'supercomputers'

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 17:30
Planned investment in new European 'supercomputers' will help support advancements in personalised medicine, combat the effects of climate change and support the digitisation of industry, the European Commission has said.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

IPO explains impact of EU portability regulation on copyright holders

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 16:12
The UK's Intellectual Property Office (IPO) has outlined the impact new EU rules affecting online content services could have on copyright holders in a new consultation paper published ahead of the new rules taking effect.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

Security flaws found in 'most' modern computer processors

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 10:16
Security flaws have been identified in the way many computer processors operate, according to security researchers at Google.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

Grace period ends for social networks in Germany on removing illegal content

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 10:55
A new law that requires major social networks in Germany to remove "obviously illegal" content from their platforms within 24 hours will now be enforced, the country's justice ministry has said.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

Plans to improve access to broadband and boost 5G connectivity set out by the UK government

Thu, 12/21/2017 - 16:40
A new universal right to access "high speed" broadband services is to be introduced into law in the UK, the government has announced.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

Software companies in Europe urged to review their export control classifications

Thu, 12/21/2017 - 15:21
Software companies across Europe should "re-assess their current export control classifications" in light of EU regulations that recently came into force, an expert has said.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

UK urged to build 'digital twin' of its infrastructure

Wed, 12/20/2017 - 17:07
A "digital twin" of the UK's infrastructure should be created to allow virtual projections to be carried out into future capacity needs, the National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) has said.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

Further steps taken towards UK ratification of the Unified Patent Court

Tue, 12/19/2017 - 14:16
The UK's ratification of an international agreement to establish a new Unified Patent Court (UPC) in Europe has moved closer following recent actions taken by parliament and the Privy Council.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

US loses bid to intervene in EU Apple state aid case

Tue, 12/19/2017 - 13:00
The US government has lost a bid to intervene in an EU case concerning an investigation into Apple's tax affairs.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

US regulator reverses position on net neutrality

Mon, 12/18/2017 - 14:11
A US regulator has voted to repeal 'net neutrality' regulations that governed how internet service providers (ISPs) in the country could manage the traffic over their networks.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

The Victorian Market-led Proposals Guideline: changes for 2017

Mon, 12/18/2017 - 10:15
ANALYSIS: The latest iteration of the Market-led Proposals Guideline re-confirms the willingness of the Victorian government to work collaboratively with the private sector and provides further clarity of the process for the private sector.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

UK Electronic Communications Code to become law on 28 December

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 16:09
A new Electronic Communications Code setting out rights and obligations regarding the deployment and maintenance of mobile phone masts and other telecoms infrastructure will become law in the UK on 28 December.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

Law reform body seeks to update defamation laws in Scotland

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 15:59
Defamation laws in Scotland would become more closely aligned with those in England and Wales under proposals from the Scottish Law Commission.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

UK government called on to shift liability for illegal online content to social media companies

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 17:26
The UK government has been urged to change the law to shift the balance of liability for illegal content online towards social media companies.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

Watchdog outlines long term vision for a single digital regulator in Europe

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 12:01
A single body could be responsible for the regulation of data protection, consumer protection and competition law issues in digital markets in future, the European data protection supervisor has said.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

UK regulator scrutinises the way ISPs manage network traffic

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 10:30
The UK's telecoms regulator has opened a new "enforcement programme" to formally monitor the way in which internet service providers (ISPs) manage the flow of data over their networks.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

Action Fraud hotline launch reinforces need for businesses to put cyber response plan in place, says expert

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 09:39
ANALYSIS: Cyber fraud is one of the biggest commercial and legal threats faced by businesses in the world, so it is no surprise to see UK police division Action Fraud launch a 24/7 helpline to combat cyber fraud attacks against businesses, charities and organisations.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

European Commission intervenes in US dispute with Microsoft over access to data stored in Ireland

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 15:07
The European Commission has intervened in a long-running legal dispute between the US government and Microsoft over the rights of US law enforcement agencies to access data on technology companies' customers held on servers overseas under US law.
Categories: Cyber Risk News