Court ruling represents a ‘landmark legal victory’ The UK Court of Appeal has upheld a challenge by campaigners over the use of facial recognition technology by police forces, reports the Financial Times. The court ruled that there were ‘fundamental deficiencies’ in the legal framework governing its deployment, and too broad a discretion given to police officers…. [Read More]
Government insists that new device will not store personal data The Singapore government has stated that, from August 11, tracking devices will be issued to travellers and residents from selected countries, according to the Straits Times. Details of the device have not been revealed, but it will use GPS and Bluetooth signals to track movements during… [Read More]
‘Competition could render us obsolete’ The Chief Executives of Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google have robustly defended their companies’ practices to a Congress antitrust hearing, claiming that they operate in markets which are already highly competitive, reports Reuters. Sundar Pichai said that ‘Google’s continued success is not guaranteed’, while Apple’s Tim Cook claimed that the company ‘does not… [Read More]
Ian Scott, CEO of the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) speaks with IIC President, Chris Chapman, on the reaction of the industry to the COVID-19 pandemic and co-operation across sectors within industry and policymakers. To listen to the IIC’s podcast, click here.
Gartner Research expects expenditure to double in spite of COVID-19 The website telecoms.com reports on research from Gartner on investment in wireless infrastructure. The report indicates that service providers are prioritising spend on 5G; investment in the technology is expected to reach $8.1 billion globally – almost double that of 2019 –as a result of… [Read More]
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