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UK Government launches consultation on implementing NIS Directive

Posted by Daniel Smith on Thursday, August 10th, 2017 at 15:00

The UK Government has launched a consultation on its plans to implement the Security of Network and Information Systems Directive (“NIS Directive”). The NIS Directive was adopted by the European...

DCMS publishes statement of intent on Data Protection Bill

Posted by Babatunde Onabajo on Wednesday, August 9th, 2017 at 10:32

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) has recently published a statement of intent regarding the new Data Protection Bill which will implement the General Data Protection...

Angela Merkel calls for global digital rules

Posted by Babatunde Onabajo on Wednesday, June 14th, 2017 at 11:17

During a recent visit to Mexico City, Mexico, Angela Merkel demanded the establishment of global rules to accompany the digital sector. “We still have no international rules”, the German chancellor...

Theresa May calls on internet firms to tackle terrorist content

Posted by Babatunde Onabajo on Wednesday, June 7th, 2017 at 11:10

Following the recent terror attacks in London which has thus far killed seven and has left 48 injured, Prime Minister Theresa May has called on internet companies to tackle terrorist content. In her...

Ex-GCHQ deputy director demands fines on social media firms that fail to remove “extremist” material

Posted by Babatunde Onabajo on Tuesday, May 30th, 2017 at 14:55

Brian Lord, the ex deputy director of intelligence and cyber operations at GCHQ, has suggested that social media companies should be fined if they fail to remove material deemed as extremist from...

Liberal Democrats’  manifesto’s technology policies

Posted by Babatunde Onabajo on Thursday, May 18th, 2017 at 16:51

Aim to double the number of SMEs participating in the digital economy by supporting ICT capital expenditure by businesses in non-digital sectors. Invest to ensure that broadband connections...

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