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MPs call for ethics-based internet regulation

Tue, 02/19/2019 - 16:59
A new code of ethics should govern the removal of harmful content from the internet and there should be "large fines" for technology companies that fail to comply with it, a prominent group of MPs has said.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

OECD and New Zealand focus on digital tax reform

Tue, 02/19/2019 - 09:18
The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) has launched a public consultation into the possible solutions to the tax challenges arising from the digitalisation of the economy.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

Copyright rulings impact radio stream ripping services

Mon, 02/18/2019 - 14:10
ANALYSIS: It is highly likely that the EU's highest court will be asked to consider the legality of radio stream ripping services in future after their compatibility with copyright rules was assessed recently in two cases in Germany.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

Call for new UK digital ID policy

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 16:59
A new policy to ensure the approach to digital identities (digital IDs) is better joined up across the public and privacy sectors should be developed by the UK government, industry body techUK has said.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

'World-first' rules for online platforms closer in the EU

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 16:52
Online marketplaces will have to disclose how they rank goods and services on their platforms, and explain any preferential treatment of their own products on those platforms where they also act as a seller, under planned new EU laws that have moved closer to being finalised.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

EU copyright reforms: deal done by law makers

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 11:45
Reforms to EU copyright laws have moved closer after a deal was struck by law makers.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

'Confirmation of payee' reforms face delay

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 13:35
The implementation of new anti-fraud measures to protect UK banking customers faces delay due to a backlog of changes being worked on by banks and the complexities involved in delivering the new measures, payments industry figures have told MPs.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

Regulation of bank outsourcing to be toughened in Singapore

Tue, 02/12/2019 - 10:50
Banks operating in Singapore wishing to engage in outsourcing face more stringent oversight of their arrangements under plans being consulted on by the city state's central bank.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

Facebook to appeal German data decision

Fri, 02/08/2019 - 14:02
Facebook has said it will appeal a decision by Germany's main competition authority that serves to restrict its collection and aggregation of personal data.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

Medical devices: move to bridge EU-US regulatory differences

Fri, 02/08/2019 - 11:41
Moves to bridge differences between the way medical devices are regulated in the EU and US could enable innovative new health technologies to be made available more quickly to patients and at lower cost, an expert in life sciences has said.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

Driverless cars code 'strengthened'

Wed, 02/06/2019 - 14:20
Vehicle manufacturers and other businesses seeking to trial the use of automated vehicles on UK public roads should publicly set out a summary of the 'safety case' they have developed for their trials, according to new government guidelines.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

Singapore HIV patient data posted online

Wed, 01/30/2019 - 09:27
Thousands of people diagnosed with HIV, as well as people linked to those individuals, have had their details "illegally disclosed online", the Singapore government has admitted.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

CMA tackles labelling of celebrity endorsements on social media

Wed, 01/23/2019 - 12:10
Guidance to help brand owners, marketing companies and social media 'influencers', such as celebrities, ensure online endorsements comply with consumer protection laws has published by the UK's Competition and Markets Authority (CMA).
Categories: Cyber Risk News

Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme: cyber and 'smart' standards added

Wed, 01/23/2019 - 09:45
Electric vehicle charge points that lack "appropriate security measures" to fend off cyber attacks will not, from later this year, be eligible for UK government funding that supports the installation of the charge points in homes.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

Chinese investigation: 'gene-edited' babies created illegally

Tue, 01/22/2019 - 16:59
A scientist who claims to have used gene-editing technology to alter the DNA of two new babies in China did so illegally, an investigation into the case has found, according to Chinese state media.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

Watchdog reviews data processing arrangements

Tue, 01/22/2019 - 13:27
The Dutch data protection watchdog has asked a number of businesses to provide it with details of how arrangements they have to process personal data on behalf of other companies are governed.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

CNIL issues record GDPR fine

Tue, 01/22/2019 - 10:22
Google LLC has been fined €50 million after a French watchdog determined that the company failed to comply with EU data protection laws.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

New payment services laws passed in Singapore

Tue, 01/22/2019 - 08:52
New payment services laws have been passed by Singapore's parliament in a move that will streamline existing laws while bringing many new fintech providers into the scope of payments regulation for the first time.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

Talks on EU copyright reforms cancelled

Mon, 01/21/2019 - 14:03
Final talks on how planned new EU copyright laws should be worded were cancelled on Monday.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

Open banking: clarity provided for banks over 'opt outs' and revoking consent

Mon, 01/21/2019 - 12:11
ANALYSIS: Customer convenience cannot be prioritised over broad aims of payment services laws to open up the market to greater competition and innovation. That is the message a European regulator has delivered to banks in relation to the scope they have to help customers manage and revoke their consent to open banking services.
Categories: Cyber Risk News