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FCC questions how to enforce net neutrality rules

Groups disagree on how the agency should apply any regulations it might pass read more »

Department for Education abandons £24 million schools data project

Blames ‘delays to delivery’, internal IT transformation and government plans for Crown Hosting Service read more »

New US Senate bill aims to limit access to emails stored abroad

The legislation follows Microsoft's refusal to turn in emails in Ireland to U.S. law enforcement read more »

Auditor: Healthcare.gov still lacks some basic security controls

The US HHS doesn't require strong passwords in some systems and is slow to patch vulnerabilties, the GAO says read more »

China says US hacking accusations are 'totally groundless'

The country says it has no knowledge of attacks against US transportation contractors read more »

Right-to-be-forgotten 'dashboard' to help EU's data protection authorities

The complaints should be dealt with in a common way, the authorities said read more »

Senators hear calls on the FCC to step back from net neutrality rules

Republican lawmakers and witnesses repeat criticisms that net neutrality rules would slow broadband investment read more »

NHS must improve use of data or go bust, health boss warns

Report claims better use of information could plug £34 billion funding gap facing the NHS by 2020 read more »

As Scotland votes, data sovereignty concerns mount

Yes vote could spark “huge” data migration project as organisations seek to ensure safety of their data read more »

Open document formats campaign backed by EU's digital commissioner

Kroes' successors however were not among the backers read more »

NSA reform bill stalled with Congress headed toward fall recess

Members of Congress are set to leave Washington for an extended fall recess in a few days read more »

FCC gets record number of net neutrality comments, what now?

The agency is now focused on analyzing the 3 million comments it has received read more »

Parliament seeks director for new digital service

Recruitment also due for CTO for service, which will have 300 staff and budget of £30 million read more »

Google reports a 19% jump in US government data requests

Governments of many nations are increasingly asking Google to hand over information on its users read more »

FTC warns of using big data to exclude consumers

The agency will enforce existing laws related to privacy and discrimination, the FTC's chairwoman says read more »

Google wants to fly drones above New Mexico

The company is planning a six-month trial of Internet delivery via drone read more »

Socitm ex-President adds to momentum for a local GDS

Steve Halliday says group could standardise back office systems, produce open source code and cut supplier costs read more »

Tower Hamlets outsources benefits processing to Northgate

Two-year framework could be worth £8 million if expanded to 10 other London councils read more »

NASA's Catch-22: Russia may move astronaut training to Crimea

Russia is reportedly planning to move survival training for all Soyuz passengers to a Russian naval base in Sevastopol, Crimea. read more »

Swedish ISP urges European Commission to end 'illegal data retention'

The Swedish Post and Telecom Authority made an 180 degree turn, and started enforcing the data retention law again read more »


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