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  • Privacy chief given another chance to seek new powers

    04 Dec 2007

    The Information Commissioner will have the chance to lobby MPs for greater powers in the wake of the HM Revenue & Customs data loss scare when he is grilled by the House of Commons Justice Committee today.

  • No licence required to run a fantasy league – in US or UK

    03 Dec 2007

    A US court has refused a rehearing of a case brought by Major League Baseball against the operator of a fantasy baseball league. If a fantasy soccer league was challenged in British courts, the result is likely to be the same, according to a legal expert....

  • Appraisals are dishonest waste, say staff

    03 Dec 2007

    Almost half of employees think that their boss is dishonest during appraisal processes, while a third think the whole process is a waste of time, according to research by productivity body Investors in People.

  • Facebook backtracks on publishing users' purchases

    03 Dec 2007

    Social networking site Facebook has said that it will no longer automatically tell people's friends of their online activities after an outcry claiming that its new advertising service was a violation of users' privacy.

  • Audiovisual Media Services Directive is passed

    30 Nov 2007

    A new Directive that will regulate TV advertising and product placement across the EU was passed by the European Parliament yesterday. The Audiovisual Media Services (AVMS) Directive will cover internet TV and on-demand services.

  • Do your Bluetooth marketing while you still can

    30 Nov 2007

    UPDATED: A window of opportunity for marketing by Bluetooth technology that opened in October could be closed once more, the UK Government has said. Definitions in privacy regulations are being checked, stakeholders are being consulted, and the law could...

  • Google Maps Mobile knows where you are

    30 Nov 2007

    The latest version of Google Maps Mobile has a menu item which shows you where you are, without recourse to GPS or deals with network operators, but those with GPS will be asked to lend a hand in keeping the database up to date and improving its accuracy....

  • Change your passwords for Computer Security Day

    29 Nov 2007

    Most people keep the same password for too long and use it for too many purposes. So if you do one thing to mark Computer Security Day on Friday, change your passwords. If you do two things, change your passwords and vacuum your computer.

  • Ofcom sets two-hour deadline for mobile number porting

    29 Nov 2007

    Mobile phone networks must allow consumers moving to a rival network to take their mobile number with them and consumers must be able to receive calls on that number within two hours of moving to the new network, under new rules coming into force in 2009....

  • FSA warns advertisers over web ads and sponsored link clichés

    29 Nov 2007

    The advertising on one in four websites for financial firms is falling short of required standards, and many insurers' sponsored links mislead consumers when they make claims like "save up to £155", according to a review by the UK's financial regulator....