Without action, digital disparities will continue to widen It’s widely recognised that access to technology is a super-determinant to wellness and success. Accordingly, connectivity is now a basic human right, alongside the utilities that we have long regarded as essential. And yet, as we watch society move online, we are leaving behind a quarter of… [Read More]
Poorly implemented technology blamed for increased scrutiny More than 40 per cent of companies are involved in regulatory investigations resulting from efforts to digitise, reports the Financial Times. Law firm Baker McKenzie surveyed 1,550 companies in the UK, US, Brazil and China, and found that 47 per cent of companies had accelerated their digital focus as a result… [Read More]
98 per cent of Canadians to be connected by 2026 With the coronavirus pandemic leading to more Canadians spending time online, the government has formally launched its $1.75 billion universal broadband fund, reports CBC. The program means that high-speed internet will be available to 98 percent of homes by 2026, with the remainder connected by 2030. ‘We… [Read More]
Draft resolution follows terrorist attacks in France and Austria Computer Weekly is one of a number of publications to highlight a leaked EU document which proposes that law enforcement agencies should be able to access digital data for ‘legitimate, clearly defined purposes’. The resolution states that, while the EU continues to support strong encryption, ‘the principle… [Read More]
Commitment opens way for broader range of equipment suppliers Vodafone group has pledged to use Open RAN technology on at least 2,600 5G masts in the UK by 2027, reports the Financial Times. The decision represents the largest commitment so far by any European MSP, and will result in the companies using equipment from technology companies outside… [Read More]
Professor Noam’s ‘Spotlight Talk’ at the IIC’s International Regulator’s Forum on 6th October 2020 can be found here.