data protection

US Congress asks Pai why he keeps ignoring its letters

The House Subcommittee on Communications and Technology, one of the illustrious commissions of the US Congress, has written to FCC Chairman Ajit Pai asking why he is continuing to ignore communications from elected representatives.

GSMA warns of regulatory inconsistencies

Ahead of the introduction of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the GSMA has highlighted the busybody bureaucrats should not get too excited with their favourite pastime of coating the industry with red-tape.

WhatsApp says no to sharing with parent Facebook

The Information Commissioner’s Office in the UK has announced WhatsApp has agreed not to share user information with parent-company Facebook until the process is compliant with GDPR.

Security is NOT a priority – especially in Japan

PR gimmicks and posturing are irritatingly common in the telco and tech space, most notably when it comes to security. But new research from Gemalto indicates many of the promises are empty.

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