In this article, we look at some of the pop-ups that users find most annoying, some of the issues around them, and how users can minimise the annoyance and interruption from them. Pop Up Ads Pop-up (adverts) refer to online advertising that takes the form of an interruptive graphical user interface display area that suddenly…

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In this insight, we look at ‘smart’ doorbells and how the outcome of a recent legal case has highlighted the legal responsibilities that owner/operators of smart doorbells have under UK law. Smart Doorbells Smart doorbells, such as Eufy, Ring, Nest Hello, Arlo, Vuebell, IseeBell, and more are Internet-connected replacements for traditional doorbells. Smart doorbells use…

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In this tech-insight, we look at the role of the Information Commissioner’s Office, and how it can be a source of valuable compliance information and help to businesses. What Is It? The Information Commissioner’s Office is the UK’s independent, non-departmental public body set up to uphold information rights in the public interest. The ICO also…

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The European Parliament has adopted a resolution calling for a ban on the use of AI-based predictive policing systems and the processing of biometric data that leads to mass surveillance. Areas The resolution seeks to ban the use of facial recognition technology and AI in several key areas: – Police use of facial recognition technology…

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In this article, we look at what doxing is, the legality of it, some examples of doxing, and we consider what we can do to protect ourselves and our businesses from attack. What Is Doxing? Doxing is a term meaning for dropping (personal) dox where ‘dox’ is a slang term for documents. Doxing is a…

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In this article, we look at the right-to-repair movement, where it comes from, and how it’s progressing. The Right-To-Repair The ‘right-to-repair’ is a movement that seeks to have rules/legislation passed that forces manufacturers (e.g. of appliances, electrical products, white goods and more) to make parts (and information) available to end customers, not just approved/authorised repairers,…

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The latest news from the sector sees HMRC fall foul of GDPR rules on biometric data content, Dell and Sierra Wireless rush out patches to fix flaw issues, farming businesses now targeted by cybercriminals, new rules on IoT hardware being devised by HM Government … HMRC falls foul of GDRP with Biometric Voice ID Data HMRC…

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The latest news from the sector sees Bounty UK fined £400,000 from the ICO, NCSC launch a venture capital drive for new cybersecurity start-ups, this month’s patch Tuesday updates … New Mums Service Bounty Fined £400,000 For Unlawfully Sharing Personal Data Bounty (UK) Ltd, the pregnancy and parenthood support service, has been fined by the Information…

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The latest news from the sector sees the ICO get a criminal locked up for six months under the Computer Misuse Act, Vision Direct has been hacked which has seen nearly 7,000 customer credit card details affected by the hack, the Met Police’s Gangs Matrix has been found in breach of data protection rules by…

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