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France, Germany want EU to take a tougher stance on tech firms

Pressure is mounting in the European Union for tougher competition rules for U.S. tech firms read more »

Homerton hospital first to adopt national child protection info sharing scheme

System will give NHS staff access to social care information to help assess if a child is at risk read more »

EU net neutrality discussions to continue into the next year

EU member states are discussing the possibility of watering down net neutrality proposals made by the Parliament and Commission read more »

European Parliament calls on Commission to consider breaking up Google

EU legislators have called on antitrust authorities to consider breaking up companies that use search activities to dominate other markets read more »

China to open up Internet broadband market with upcoming trials

Two state-controlled companies currently dominate China's broadband market read more »

Obama signs legislation allowing regulatory e-labels for smartphones, wearables

The physical labels on devices can now be replaced by information displayed on the screen read more »

Pressure mounts in Europe for strict net neutrality

European telecommunications ministers will discuss a watered-down net neutrality proposal Thursday read more »

US lawmakers to Europe: Don't break up Google

Europe should follow a 'traditional regulatory process' when looking at antitrust complaints, U.S. lawmakers say read more »

EU sees harmonizing telecoms and online content rules key to €315B economic growth plan

The Commission is planning to simplify copyright and consumer protection rules for online and digital purchases read more »

Microsoft fingered as company forced to pay $136M in back taxes in China

Chinese state press said an unnamed foreign company matching Microsoft's description had been forced to pay 840 million yuan in back taxes. read more »

Government will miss 25% SME spending target, says Labour

Review calls for remit of GDS to be expanded to include local government read more »

UN committee calls on countries to protect right to privacy

Germany and Brazil are the main sponsors of the resolution on privacy in the digital age read more »

NAO hints at Universal Credit IT write-offs that top £200 million

National Audit Office report reveals that just 36 percent of IT assets developed so far are actually being used read more »

Rimini Street placed on Crown Commercial Service support services framework

Joins rival Spinnaker on EASS third party supplier list read more »

Pew poll: Limited knowledge on privacy policies, more on net neutrality

About six in 10 US Internet users were able to correctly define net neutrality in a survey read more »

UK faults tech firm for not alerting authorities before soldier's murder

Tech companies need to take responsibility and start monitoring networks to spot terrorist activity, the UK said read more »

60 things European legislators don't want Canada to learn about air passengers

The European Parliament has put on hold an agreement to continue sending passenger data to Canadian law enforcers read more »

Universal Credit pilot expands to families in six jobcentres

However DWP admits it may be as late as 2019 before all claimants are receiving Universal Credit read more »

NHS Scotland settles with BT over SWAN procurement

The parties have come to an unspecified, 'pragmatic' agreement read more »

Vodafone apologises for ‘catastrophic’ failure affecting Barclays, RAC, NHS 111 and Police 101

Call routing system outage shut down phone lines for ‘a number’ of its customers on Saturday read more »


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