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Unsolicited marketing causing 'annoyance, inconvenience or anxiety' could result in ICO fine

Businesses that send spam text messages, make nuisance calls or carry out other types of unsolicited direct electronic marketing activity could be fined up to £500,000 if their actions cause "annoyance, inconvenience or anxiety", under new plans unveiled by... 27 Oct 2014

EU states urged to ‘innovate to make the most of digital single market’

EU countries have been urged to increase investment in technology systems and foster greater innovation to “make the most” of Europe’s digital single market. 15 Oct 2014

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BYOD creates potential software licensing issue for businesses, new government guidance warns

Organisations that allow staff to carry out work tasks on their own personal mobile devices should review their software supplier agreements to make sure they permit use of the software on those devices, according to new government guidance. 07 Oct 2014

Technology can help local authorities deliver cheaper, more effective transport infrastructure, says new guide

Transport infrastructure can be operated more efficiently and effectively by implementing the latest technology and managing legal risks, local authorities have been told. 07 Oct 2014

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