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Oct

10

GDPR - The good, the bad and the fines

As the final few months of 2017 tick by and the days get shorter, colder and increasingly full of Christmas adverts – they’ll start soon, mark our words – the data-handling world is also getting ever closer to the advent of everybody’s new favourite four-letter acronym (according to a recent survey of Abbreviation Mont

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Sep

07

Good preparation: how to gear up for the GDPR

In last week’s blog, in between suggesting new acronyms for the incoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) legislation and keeping you readers awake, we looked at the main ways in which the EU’s new favourite four-letter word could change the data proc

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Aug

31

What on earth is the GDPR?

Though it may look more like the internet’s latest four-letter acronym, the GDPR is no laughing matter - and it doesn’t stand for “Great Dogs Perform Rap”, “Grandad Definitely Prefers Raisins” or anything of the sort.

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Jun

23

Cloud To Soar As Roaming Charges Come To An End

After years of discussion and debate, roaming charges have finally been abolished across the European Union.

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Jun

20

Will Your Generation Pose a Cybersecurity Risk after GDPR goes Live?

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will go live on 25th May 2018 but a new survey has revealed that more than half of of IT, security and enterprise professionals believe millennials’ nonchalant approach to data security could pose a risk to its successful introduction.

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Mar

23

What You Need To Know About The BT/Openreach Split

Why has BT been ordered to split from Openreach?

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Jan

22

Sick of Anonymous Cold-calls? The Government Wants to Ban Them

Sick of cold-calls? You’re not alone. More than 280,000 complaints about cold calling were made to the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) last year - 11 per cent more than in 2014.

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Jan

19

Is it Time BT Was Stripped of Its Monopoly?

Britain's telecoms regulator Ofcom is set to reveal whether BT should sell Openreach - the BT division charged with maintaining most of the UK's network of telephone exchanges, phone lines and telecom ducts.

BT's rivals have long claimed that BT's ownership of Openreach is problematic, with Vodafone, Sky and TalkTalk insisting Openreach should be spun off as an independent business.

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May

06

FCC Brings a Bit of Sense to the Network Neutrality Debate

US regulator the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has decided to mandate ‘network neutrality’.

While it has no power here in the UK, its approach will probably influence decision-makers here.

Defining Net Neutrality

There are many different definitions of Network Neutrality. A simple definition would be that ‘a network must be a passive conduit of traffic.’

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