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Digital health solutions have the potential to reduce the burdens on the NHS by helping people manage health problems before they need to be admitted to hospital, an expert in health contracts has said.
Website and mobile app operators should be barred from requiring consumers to agree to the collection and use of their personal data in return for gaining access to their services, a new data protection watchdog has said.
Drone operators will face height and geographical restrictions on where they can fly their machines from later this summer under new UK laws.
ANALYSIS: As we approach 4 August, when US secondary sanctions begin to be reactivated, businesses with connections to Iran should be carefully considering their next steps.
ANALYSIS: A recent ruling by the Court of Session in Edinburgh has provided guidance on how the UK government model IT services contract should be operated and interpreted, as well as for independent experts in preparing their reports.
Broadband providers in the UK are now subject to stricter rules over the claims they can make about the speed of their services.
Data can be used to maximise the potential of infrastructure assets, as demonstrated by new plans outlined to improve the flow of vehicles through traffic light systems, a specialist in infrastructure and technology projects has said.
The UK government will set out new "online safety legislation" later this year, it has confirmed.
ANALYSIS: Artificial intelligence (AI) could help universities manage the flow of data over their communications networks, and better serve the needs of staff, students, researchers and 'spin out' companies.
Businesses are increasingly turning to open source software to create websites and applications, but an increasing number of codebases contain vulnerabilities which could leave them open to attack, according to an expert.
ANALYSIS: Organisations operating critical national infrastructure in the UK are subject to new cybersecurity laws, but should not fear large financial penalties so long as they are taking active steps towards compliance.
Digital technology will be installed on trains and on the UK's rail network to improve capacity and reduce delays to services, according to a new strategy published by Network Rail.
The "overwhelming majority" of software updates for driverless cars will be implemented remotely, a UK government minister has said.
New cybersecurity laws impacting organisations across central sectors of the economy have taken effect around Europe.
ANALYSIS: The Winfield Rock report is an important and timely contribution to the discussion on improving uptake of building information modelling (BIM). However, advocates of the technology should be doing more to speed up and enhance its wider adoption.
EU policy makers are considering introducing new measures to combat illegal content posted on the internet.
EU law permits communications data laws to be enforced by the police and other authorities even when they crimes they are investigating are not 'serious', providing there is no serious interference with privacy rights, an adviser to the EU's highest court has said.
Ad blocking services are free to operate in Germany after the country's Federal Court of Justice ruled their use does not breach competition laws.
Businesses could be forced to hand over information to the UK's data protection watchdog within 24 hours under new proposed new data protection laws.
ANALYSIS: Fifty years on, the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) in Houston, Texas remains a vital platform for those in the offshore oil and gas industries, allowing for the exchange of ideas, opinions and knowledge.