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Europe looks to set new rules for OTT in September


The European Commission is set to release new rules in September, which will aim to tighten up how OTT’s such as WhatsApp and Skype are regulated in the European markets

Privacy Shield rubber stamped amid dissent


The European Commission has formally adopted the controversial ‘Privacy Shield’ framework intended to replace the previous Safe Harbour agreement.

EU moves forward with Privacy Shield despite EDPS warning

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The European Commission has announced it will continue ahead with the EU-US Privacy Shield despite the European Data Protection Supervisor claiming the pact is not robust enough.

Cyber security top of the list for European Commission after launch of €1.8bn initiative


The European Commission has launched a new public-private partnership aimed at tackling the challenges of cyber security, and helping European companies become more competitive.

UK citizens trust EU countries with data more than the UK


With the countdown to Brexit vote in its final days, research from Blue Coat has highlighted British respondents would be more trusting if their data was stored in the EU country as opposed to the UK.

75% of apps not compliant under EU data protection rules

Outsourcery: 'Cloud service providers risk tighter regulation and slower uptake'

Research from Netskope has claimed more than 75% of business apps lack key capabilities to ensure compliance under EU General Data Protection Regulation.

India to answer unanswered cloud questions

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The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has launched a consultation project to identify the challenges of governing a digital economy driven by cloud computing.

UK Government passes spy bill with strong majority

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The House of Commons has voted in favour of the Investigatory Powers Bill which gives UK intelligence agencies greater power to examine browsing histories and hack phones.

EU-US privacy debate continues as EDPS says try again


On-going efforts to provide clarity and guidance on transatlantic data transmission are unlikely to be seen soon as the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) has outlined concerns over the robustness of the Safe Harbour successor, EU-US Privacy Shield.

Let the countdown to GDPR begin

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The road to data protection has been a long and confusing one. Despite being one of the biggest concerns of consumers and corporates throughout the world, progress has hardly been moving at breakneck speed, but as of today, companies now have exactly two years to ensure they are compliant with the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation.