GDPR authors set out new rules for children's privacy

15 April 2019

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has unveiled new guidelines for online services aimed at protecting minors online.

The new document, Age appropriate design: a code of practice for online services, sets out 16 ‘standards’ for age-appropriate design.

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Microsoft extends Azure reach

12 April 2019

Microsoft Azure

Microsoft Azure

UK enterprises can now benefit from increased capacity after Microsoft announced new Azure Availability Zones in the UK.

 

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KPMG withdraws SME cloud accounting service from UK

05 March 2019

KPMG HQ, London

KPMG has announced it will withdraw its digital small business accounting (SBA) service for small businesses from the UK.

The move comes as the auditor's UK arm attempts to consolidate on its highest growth in a decade, dropping aspects of its business which grow at a slower pace. Although the offering will no longer be available in the UK, it will remain accessible to clients outside of Britain.

A KPMG spokesperson said discussions with staff were on-going and the firm is supporting them and keeping them informed of their options as it winds down SBA.

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Ofcom: customers can walk out on slow broadband contracts

05 March 2019

Evan Dixon, Viasat

Evan Dixon, Viasat

Enterprises can walk out on slow broadband contracts following new rules from Ofcom.

The watchdog's new protections will mean broadband providers have to be more honest and give customers a minimum guaranteed speed at the point of sale.

If their service fails to meet the promised level, firms will then have a month to improve performance or face the customer walking out of their contract without a financial penalty. 

Evan Dixon, managing director, Viasat Europe, said the new rules mark the start of a new era for broadband service speed, designed to make contracts more clear and honest and hold ISPs to their promise.

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