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Digital health tech backed to reduce burden on NHS

Thu, 05/31/2018 - 11:28
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.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

European Data Protection Board backs ban on 'cookie walls'

Thu, 05/31/2018 - 08:06
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.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

UK drone laws set with safety in mind

Wed, 05/30/2018 - 16:01
Drone operators will face height and geographical restrictions on where they can fly their machines from later this summer under new UK laws.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

US-Iran sanctions: what should non-US businesses do now?

Wed, 05/30/2018 - 15:04
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.
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Ruling offers guidance on interpreting the Managed ICT Services Model Agreement

Wed, 05/30/2018 - 14:28
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.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

New broadband speed advert standards in force in the UK

Wed, 05/30/2018 - 13:58
Broadband providers in the UK are now subject to stricter rules over the claims they can make about the speed of their services.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

Role of data in driverless cars infratech highlighted in NIC projects

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 09:48
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.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

UK government promises new 'online safety legislation'

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 15:28
The UK government will set out new "online safety legislation" later this year, it has confirmed.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

AI can help universities manage data-heavy networks

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 15:43
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.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

Open source use grows, but security issues common, says report

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 13:19
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.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

Expect a quiet start to the UK's new network and information security regime

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 08:57
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.
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UK digital rail strategy outlined

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 09:16
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.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

'Over-the-air' software updates for driverless cars envisaged by UK minister

Fri, 05/11/2018 - 14:31
The "overwhelming majority" of software updates for driverless cars will be implemented remotely, a UK government minister has said.
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Network and information security laws take effect

Thu, 05/10/2018 - 10:45
New cybersecurity laws impacting organisations across central sectors of the economy have taken effect around Europe.
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BIM users and supporters must come together to promote use of technology

Thu, 05/10/2018 - 10:02
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.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

New measures to combat illegal content online being considered

Fri, 05/04/2018 - 10:47
EU policy makers are considering introducing new measures to combat illegal content posted on the internet.
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Communications data laws can apply to crimes that are not 'serious', says EU court adviser

Thu, 05/03/2018 - 13:37
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.
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Ad blocking deemed legal in Germany

Thu, 05/03/2018 - 11:43
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.
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Information commissioner's powers to be enhanced in the UK

Tue, 05/01/2018 - 16:25
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.
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UK oil and gas heads to Houston for Offshore Technology Conference

Tue, 05/01/2018 - 15:38
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.
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