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GDPR: EU Law and National Law | 1 of 4 | Glossary

GDPR Glossary

This is the first part of four of our GDPR Glossary. GDPR is an EU regulation to be implemented on the 25th May 2018 which seeks to give people more control over how organisations use their data, introduce greater penalties for organisations who fail to comply with these rules and greater protection for those that suffer a breach of data.

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EU Data Protection Regulation: Divergence or Allegiance?

EU Data Protection Regulation

The tech industry in the UK has issued a warming to ministers that a transition away from EU data protection standards following Brexit will damage the UK’s status as a technology hub. Amid the growing misunderstanding amongst Brexiteers that diverging from the tough EU data protection laws will give Britain a competitive advantage compared to other EU states in this fast growing sector.

Experts warn new EU data protection law will protect scammers

Data protection law will protect scammers

WHOIS, one of oldest tools on internet for verifying real identities, is at risk of being killed due to tough data protection with new GDPR regulations. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into effect in May and is an attempt to strengthen European data protection. However, it is thought that some of the new rights and responsibilities will conflict with existing technologies that have provided transparency on the internet.

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Post-Brexit data flow: UK must clarify with EU

Brexit data flows EU UK

UK government is under increasing pressure to confirm whether BREXIT data flow between the UK and EU will be allowed to remain uninterrupted post-Brexit. Lack of even initial negotiations on data, now the lifeblood of the digital economy representing hundreds of billions of pounds of annual trade, raising concerns that the UK focus on tech in its post-Brexit plans, may run into problems if it can’t retain access to or process EU data.

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Cyber Security: The use of AI (Artificial Intelligence)

Cyber Security and Artificial intelligence (AI)

Many have labelled the rise of Artificial Intelligence (AI) as a new type of industrial revolution. AI has the potential to improve productivity across a range of sectors, whilst lowering costs. However, there are risks of AI, similar to any technology that is not adequately managed or secured. The criminal network has been improving this capability for years through the use of botnets, and AI brings with it a new range of cyber security risks.

Technology Sector: UK Cloud Survey 2017

Technology Sector Findings UK Cloud Survey 2017

The digital economy now contributes approximately £97 billion a year to the UK economy and is attracting a significant amount of investment each year. It was very important that the technology sector was included in the sampled population for the questionnaire. The survey aimed to determine what the current use of the cloud is within this industry and additionally what individuals from this sector view as the greatest challenges to their IT plans over the next few years.

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Is Government ready for blockchain?

Blockchain-as-a-Service

Over recent months IBM has urged the government to consider the use of blockchain as a way of saving time, money and averting risk. IBM has stated that this technology needs to be seen as more than just the foundation for cryptocurrencies. IBM is amongst the growing number of companies offering Blockchain-as-a-Service (BaaS); a service that allows enterprises to pilot the technology without having to undergo huge capital expenditure in hardware and onsite development.

Scientific Research Sector: UK Cloud Survey 2017

Scientific Research Findings UK Cloud Survey 2017

Hundreds of Scientific Research companies hold their headquarters or research facilities in the UK. not only do they represent a significant proportion of the UK economy, but also attract a great deal of Government and investment activity. The survey aimed to determine what the current use of the cloud is within this industry and what individuals from this sector view as the greatest challenges to their IT plans over the next few years.

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AWS Direct Connect: Reach your Amazon Cloud

AWS Direct Connect

Provisioning connections between data centres and external services has always been a challenge. Which is why only 28% of organisations use a Cloud Connect model to services such as AWS and Azure. Now you can consolidate multiple cloud vendors into a single user interface, quickly and simply deploy multi-cloud environments. Interconnect the same as your cloud business model: available in minutes, no lock-in contracts, pay-as-you-go and change capacity on the fly.

Marketing & Advertising Sector: UK Cloud Survey 2017

Marketing & Advertising Sector Findings UK Cloud Survey 2017

Creative Skillset has revealed that 153,000 people work in the marketing and advertising industry in the UK alone. This is a rapidly growing industry and it is for this reason that it was included in the survey. The survey aimed to determine what the current use of the cloud is within this industry and what individuals from this sector view as the greatest challenges to their IT plans over the next few years.