App Store and Apple Pay are in the regulators’ sights The European Union has announced an antitrust probe into the rules and fees surrounding Apple’s app store and a second investigation into its mobile payment service, reports Reuters. Read more here.
Estonia is a pioneer in digital identity applications and therefore as part of the IIC’s cybersecurity month, we invited Raul Rikk, National Cyber Security Policy Director at the Government CIO Office, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications, Estonia to share his key areas of focus at the moment. Here he is in conversation with our… [Read More]
Data protection authority warns of threat to user privacy The Norwegian coronavirus contact-tracing app, one of the first in Europe, has been suspended following privacy concerns, reports Techcrunch. The app, called ‘Smittestop’, operated by continuously uploading location data and the Norwegian Institute of Public Health (FHI) was warned that it posed a ‘disproportionate threat’ to user privacy…. [Read More]
British tech entrepreneur, The Right Honourable Baroness Martha Lane Fox CBE, joins IIC, Director General, Lynn Robinson in conversation to share her views on sustainable and responsible technology and how the Covid -19 pandemic has reinforced the importance of ‘good digitisation’ policies and applications. Martha discusses the nuances of the digital divide that have been… [Read More]
New report reveals extent of efforts to steal passwords The growth of the ‘hacking-for-hire’ industry is revealed in a report from Citizen Lab, and discussed in the Financial Times. Researchers discovered 28,000 web pages dedicated to ‘spear phishing’ for passwords. Read more here.
In this second part of a two-part podcast, Dr R S Sharma, Chairman of Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) speaks with Chris Chapman about how India will work to the new normal, post Covid-10, and how the telecommunications industry can adapt and support as we move out of the current public health crisis. Dr… [Read More]