18 October 2018

  The UK newspaper industry’s trade body has urged for new ruling to be implemented regarding social media sites, regulation, and their funding contribution to journalism. This could mean sites such as Google and Facebook would take on both financial and legal responsibility in relation to content published on their…

16 October 2018

Restaurant owners are stepping up the competition, through the powerful tool of consumer data, which allows them to improve their services by understanding customer preferences and even dietary requirements via mobile apps and online reservation systems. Starbucks, one of the biggest chains in the world utilises the mobile apps to…

15 October 2018

The Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) released statistics regarding the UK housing marketing, which has shown a 173% increase in housing prices in over twenty years. This combined with only a 19% increase in average pay for those aged 24-34, as well as significant increases to renting prices, have entirely…

12 October 2018

Industry group, UK Finance have discovered that customers of UK banks have had more than £500m stolen from their accounts at the start of this year. This consisted of £358m being lost to unauthorised fraud and £145m being obtained through authorised push payment (APP) scams. The difference being banks usually…

11 October 2018

Following Google’s announcement this week (8 October 2018) regarding a data breach in 2015, they have temporarily shut down their social network Google+, where a security bug enabled third party developers to gain access to user data, potentially affecting around 496, 951 Google+ users. The announcement on Monday was the…

10 October 2018

Business Secretary, Greg Clark has announced the implementation of new measures to support organisations, entrepreneurs, and workers, in accordance with the Government’s Modern Industrial Strategy. One of the more prolific changes is the Government’s plan to ensure that all tips left for employees are given in full, rather than employers…

08 October 2018

Before Brexit is finalised, there is a lot of work to be done, with one of the most recent priorities being data transference between the UK and the EU. This is because both the Government and businesses have expressed their reservations regarding personal data traffic post-Brexit, especially in the event…

05 October 2018

The National Landlords Association (NLA) has issued a warning, regarding tenants living in Houses in multiple occupation (HMOs) who may face an increase in rent or eviction. This is a result of the new government ruling that requires all tenants in shared houses to register with their local council. Since…

04 October 2018

The Consumer Rights Association Which? have devised a report after monitoring 29 popular apps utilised by both iPhone and Android users, in which they discovered the underhanded tactics of several app companies when obtaining personal data. Which? found that several of these companies uncovered borderline-lawful means in order to obtain…

03 October 2018

The NHS has recently come under fire regarding racial discrimination in relation to pay, as evidence showed that the salary of white senior consultants was almost £10,000 more than BME (Black and Minority Ethnic) doctors. The study also showed that BME nurses and personnel staff were also being underpaid compared…

02 October 2018

Facebook, the social media giant is set to face a fine of up to £1.25 billion after revealing that 50 million user accounts were compromised on Tuesday 25 September, with affected users being notified via their Facebook accounts. This recent data breach has been established as the largest security breach…

28 September 2018

In a recent security report, which analysed 850 cyber-crimes against UK universities and colleges from 2017 to 2018, there was clear evidence to show that the cyber-attacks were often committed by disgruntled students or staff members within these organisations. The report was conducted by the government-funded agency, Jisc, who discovered…


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