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Microsoft: Irish data disclosure case 'fundamental to the future of global technology'

The support that Microsoft has received from other technology and media organisations for its challenge against a US court ruling that ordered it to disclose EU-held customer data to US authorities shows that the case is "fundamental to the future of global... 18 Dec 2014

UK government to loosen privacy rules 'to enable implementation of a national public emergency alert system'

The UK government is to change privacy laws to make it easier for telecoms providers to send customers text messages on behalf of the emergency services that would warn them about public emergencies. 16 Dec 2014

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