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Law student ‘unfairly disciplined’ after reporting data breach blunder

A former student at the Inns of Court College of Advocacy (ICCA) says he was hauled over the coals by the college for having acted responsibly and “with integrity” in reporting a security blunder that left sensitive information about students exposed. Bartek Wytrzyszczewski faced misconduct proceedings after alerting the college to a data breach exposing…

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Next UK government must be prepared to legislate on AI, say MPs

The next UK government should be ready to legislate on artificial intelligence (AI) if it finds gaps in the powers of regulators to protect the public interest from fast-moving technological developments, said the House Science, Innovation and Technology Committee (SITC). Following its inquiry into the UK’s governance of AI – which was launched in October…

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Why reliable data is essential for trustworthy AI

After decades where artificial intelligence (AI) was largely confined to research projects, niche applications or even science fiction, it’s now a mainstream business tool. Driven by applications such as Google’s Bard (now Gemini), Mistral and ChatGPT especially, generative AI (GenAI) is already impacting the workplace.  Industry analyst Gartner, for example, predicts 95% of workers will…

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How to manage data privacy versus the growing grab bag of requirements

Calls for federal legislation alongside US president Joe Biden’s artificial intelligence (AI) executive order and some 12 different regimes in the country alone highlight a global regulatory environment on data privacy that’s set to remain something of a hodgepodge. Different regimes continue to emerge both in and across different nations, with worldwide rationalisation or consensus…

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Australia’s Qantas apologises for mobile app data breach

Australian flag carrier Qantas has apologised to fliers after a glitch in its mobile application temporarily enabled some customers to view the flights and booking details of other frequent fliers on two separate occasions. The airline said that no financial information was exposed, and nor were any users able to transfer or use frequent flier…

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No UK AI legislation until timing is right, says Donelan

Digital secretary Michelle Donelan says UK government will not legislate on artificial intelligence (AI) until the timing is right, and is focused in the meantime on improving the technology’s safety and building regulatory capacity in support of its proposed “pro-innovation” framework. On 13 December, Donelan appeared before the Science, Innovation and Technology Committee to answer…

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Navigating the DPDI Bill: A transformative shift ahead

The Data Protection and Digital Information (No. 2) Bill, or DPDI, is set to reshape the UK’s data protection framework. It proposes changes to laws like the UK GDPR and DPA 2018, mostly retaining the existing framework with some adjustments. The Bill is intended to be a tailored, agile, British alternative to complex European law.…

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DORA raises the stakes for cloud use in financial services

The European Union’s (EU’s) Digital Operational Resilience Act or DORA is a key milestone for the future of the cloud in financial services. It acknowledges the vital role cloud technology plays in the delivery of modern banking services. At the same time, DORA highlights the catastrophic risk a service outage could have on not just…

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Data-sharing management gap highlights cyber risk, says report

As organisational use of communications tools to share relevant data with third-party suppliers and partners spike, a lack of attention paid to security is cranking up risk levels, according to a global study of 781 IT, cyber and risk and compliance pros, 29% of which are drawn from EMEA geographies, which was conducted for Kiteworks,…

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The new data landscape: how will the new UK-US data bridge affect businesses?

After much deliberation, the UK-US data bridge finally took effect on 12 October. This new framework is expected to speed up processes and increase opportunities for companies that are exporting data-enabled services. Previously, organisations that wanted to do this had to have contract clauses in place to guarantee UK data protection and privacy standards are…

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