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Gender pay gap reporting duties offer tech companies a chance to attract female talent, says expert

Wed, 02/07/2018 - 09:49
ANALYSIS: Technology companies should use their gender pay gap (GPG) reporting duties as a chance to attract female talent.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

Brexit will give the UK the chance to be more 'innovative and responsive' on competition law matters, say peers

Mon, 02/05/2018 - 16:48
The UK's forthcoming exit from the EU will enable the country to adopt a "more innovative and responsive" approach to the way in which competition law is enforced and mergers regulated, a UK parliamentary committee has said.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

New questions raised about UK surveillance laws following Court of Appeal ruling

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 14:22
New questions have been raised about the lawfulness of UK surveillance laws following a court ruling on Tuesday.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

Supreme Court begins to hear arguments regarding website blocking for trade mark infringements

Tue, 01/30/2018 - 16:25
A case before the UK's Supreme Court is set to provide guidance on whether and to what extent internet service providers (ISPs) will be expected to pick up the cost of blocking customers' access to websites that facilitate the sale of fake goods, an intellectual property law expert has said.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

The EBA's cloud recommendations leave banks expecting more

Mon, 01/29/2018 - 12:54
ANALYSIS: The European Banking Authority (EBA) should give more detailed direction to banks and other financial institutions on the steps they need to take to comply with financial regulation when outsourcing business operations to the cloud.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

Qualcomm fined €997m for abusing dominant market position

Thu, 01/25/2018 - 17:19
US technology company Qualcomm has been fined more than €997 million by the European Commission over a breach of EU competition rules.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

NHS says health data can be stored in the US

Wed, 01/24/2018 - 17:02
NHS bodies in England have been given the go-ahead to store health and social care data, including confidential patient information, on servers based in the US and in some other countries outside of Europe.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

Fox takeover of Sky fails 'public interest' test

Wed, 01/24/2018 - 10:19
The planned takeover of Sky by 21st Century Fox should be blocked on public interest grounds, a UK regulator has provisionally concluded.
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UK to create body to lead new approach to product safety

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 13:52
A new body is to be set up in the UK to lead the country's approach to consumer product safety.
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Universities urged to monitor developments in blockchain in other sectors

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 10:40
ANALYSIS: Universities should monitor innovations in the way blockchain technology is applied in other sectors to learn lessons about how they might use the technology themselves.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

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.
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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.
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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.
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