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Digital TMT and Sourcing Predictions 2019

  2018 was a landmark year for digital TMT and sourcing. Against the backdrop of the UK’s impending departure from the EU, there were a wealth of highlights as regulation moved further towards greater harmonisation at the European level; the … Continue reading

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Openreach to legally separate from BT

The largest reform in Openreach’s history has been confirmed, after BT agreed to Ofcom’s requirements for Openreach to become a legally separate company within the BT Group.

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Big Data Regulation: Coming soon to a business like yours?

The Financial Times recently referred to Big Data as “a vague term for a massive phenomenon that has rapidly become an obsession with entrepreneurs, scientists, governments and the media“. And it does seem to appear from the headlines that there … Continue reading

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Nuisance directors? Digital Economy Bill to hold directors personally liable for “nuisance call” fines

On 23 October 2016, the Department for Culture Media and Sport (“DCMS“) confirmed plans to introduce personal liability for directors in relation to “nuisance calls”.

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All TalkTalk, no action? UK Information Commissioner issues record fine of £400,000 for TalkTalk’s cyber security breach

The fine was the consequence of a cyber security breach in October 2015, which led to the theft of personal data of almost 157,000 customers, including the bank account number and sort code details of nearly 16,000 customers.

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Save the data: EU General Data Protection Regulation to apply from 25 May 2018

The EU General Data Protection Regulation has finally been approved and published in the Official Journal. The countdown to its application date of 25 May 2018 has therefore begun. The European Commission published its first draft of the EU General … Continue reading

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