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EU to levy three per cent turnover tax on Uber, Amazon, Google, Facebook and Airbnb and other US tech giants

The European Union is planning to hit major US internet and technology companies, including Google, Facebook and Amazon, with a three per cent tax on their turnover under a draft proposal by the European Commission.  The proposal, seen by Reuters, could be adopted as early as next week, although it is still subject to changes. However, the current update has nailed down ... Read More »

Computing podcast: GDPR is too big for a technical solution

Not only is there no such thing as a ‘silver bullet’ for the GDPR, but there is no such thing as a GDPR-compliant product. That was the conclusion of Anish Chauhan (director at Equilibrium Security Services) and Yves Mertens (director of cyber security for EMEA at Cisco), in a recent Computing podcast. Computing research has revealed that only 28 per ... Read More »

Lawyers admit no easy fix to chargeback loophole in online retail

Driven by Data in association with IBM The channel looks at how software-defined storage is an enabler of multi-cloud, AI, IoT, and arguably plays a pivotal role in digital transformation. Security Spotlight in association with Malwarebytes The channel looks at all things security, including all the news, analyses, opinion and research into these new, yet clear and present, dangers. Read More »

GDPR-based extortion is a dangerous myth

Driven by Data in association with IBM The channel looks at how software-defined storage is an enabler of multi-cloud, AI, IoT, and arguably plays a pivotal role in digital transformation. Security Spotlight in association with Malwarebytes The channel looks at all things security, including all the news, analyses, opinion and research into these new, yet clear and present, dangers. Read More »

Top security threats of 2018: Part 1

Driven by Data in association with IBM The channel looks at how software-defined storage is an enabler of multi-cloud, AI, IoT, and arguably plays a pivotal role in digital transformation. Security Spotlight in association with Malwarebytes The channel looks at all things security, including all the news, analyses, opinion and research into these new, yet clear and present, dangers. Read More »

Government consults on EU regulation to remove geofencing from streaming services

The Intellectual Property Office (IPO) has launched a consultation on its implementation of the EU Portability Regulation, which is intended to stop paid streaming services geofencing their services. Coming into effect on the 1st April, the Regulation will require streaming services to allow EU-based subscribers to access paid-for content (like Netflix or BT Sport) while temporarily in another Member State; ... Read More »

UK businesses will be unable to pay GDPR fines, says Proofpoint

Many organisations across Europe are resigning themselves to GDPR non-compliance, new research by Proofpoint shows. Despite having had two years to prepare, just 40 per cent of companies in the UK, France and Germany have even assessed their own GDPR readiness – and only 39 per cent believe that they will be able to pay the fines for non-compliance. That ... Read More »

These are the steps to take to be an effective DPO

Five years ago, companies were arguing against adopting the CIO role, which has now become acknowledged as important in the big data world. Fast forward to 2017 and the position up for debate is the DPO, or data protection officer – but the GDPR clearly favours one side of the argument. Appointing a DPO is mandatory for public authorities and ... Read More »

Budget: Hammond ‘between a rock and a hard place’

Data Insight in association with IBM The channel looks at how storage software is fuelling the future of IT, as we explore analytics, insight, virtualisation and other hot topics storage plays a vital role in defining. Security Spotlight in association with Malwarebytes The channel looks at all things security, including all the news, analyses, opinion and research into these new, yet ... Read More »

Does GDPR enable identity theft?

Data Insight in association with IBM The channel looks at how storage software is fuelling the future of IT, as we explore analytics, insight, virtualisation and other hot topics storage plays a vital role in defining. Security Spotlight in association with Malwarebytes The channel looks at all things security, including all the news, analyses, opinion and research into these new, yet ... Read More »

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