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UK regulator fines UBS £27.6m for making millions of errors, poor transaction reporting

The Financial Conduct Authority has penalised UBS £27.6 million for making over 100 million errors and failing to provide accurate information regarding the reporting of transactions. The shortcomings relate to transaction reports made from 2007, up to as recent as 2017. The bank also failed to take ‘reasonable’ care to… Read More

‘Digital gangsters’: UK wants tougher rules for Facebook

AP — British lawmakers issued a scathing report Monday that calls for tougher rules to keep Facebook and other tech firms from acting like “digital gangsters” and intentionally violating data privacy and competition laws. The report on fake news and disinformation on social media sites followed… Read More

UK concludes it can mitigate risk from Huawei equipment use in 5G: FT

The British government has decided it can mitigate the risks arising from the use of Huawei Technologies Co Ltd in 5G networks, the Financial Times reported on Sunday, citing two sources familiar with the conclusion of Britain’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC). The conclusion reached by Britain would “carry great… Read More
11th February 2019
Top executives at some banks have commended the newly implemented Senior Managers and Certification Regime (SM&CR), whose effectiveness was recently questioned over its handling of Barclays CEO Jes Staley. In a statement discussing a video on its site, the Financial Conduct Authority’s (FCA) quoted a number of bank bosses… Read More
8th February 2019
AP — Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos said Thursday he was the target of “extortion and blackmail” by the publisher of the National Enquirer, which he said threatened to publish revealing personal photos of him unless he stopped investigating its acquisition of other private images and… Read More
5th February 2019
AP — Facebook, trudging through its awkward teenage years, is turning 15 on Monday. Launched in 2004 as “TheFacebook,” the service was originally intended only for Harvard students. It’s now a massive global business that connects some 2.3 billion users. It was born in an era… Read More
28th January 2019
AP — Facial-detection technology that Amazon is marketing to law enforcement often misidentifies women, particularly those with darker skin, according to researchers from MIT and the University of Toronto. Privacy and civil rights advocates have called on Amazon to stop marketing its Rekognition service because of… Read More
22nd January 2019
AP — France’s data privacy watchdog fined Google 50 million euros ($57 million) on Monday, the first penalty for a U.S. tech giant under new European data privacy rules that took effect last year. The National Data Protection Commission said it fined the U.S. internet giant for “lack of transparency,… Read More
21st January 2019
A Portuguese man arrested in Hungary on suspicion of extortion and secrecy violations hacked football bodies’ documents – which later appeared on the Football Leaks website – because he was “outraged” by criminality in the sport, his lawyers said. The man, named by his lawyers as 30-year-old Rui Pinto, was… Read More
21st January 2019
AP – Facebook may be facing the biggest fine ever imposed by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission for privacy violations involving the personal information of its 2.2 billion users. The FTC is considering hitting Facebook with a penalty that would top its previous record fine of $22.5 million , which… Read More
14th January 2019
AP — Chinese tech giant Huawei said Saturday it has fired an employee who was arrested in Poland on spying charges. The allegations against Wang Weijing “have no relation to the company,” Huawei Technologies Ltd. said in a statement. It said Wang was fired because… Read More
11th January 2019
Former footballer Sam Sodje has reportedly been accused of laundering thousands of pounds after he helped fraudsters move their cash through his bank account. As part of the scheme, the fraudsters sent emails to firms in Columbia, India and Italy, purporting to be their supplier. Funds were then paid into… Read More
7th January 2019
AP — Fewer Marriott guest records than previously feared were compromised in a massive data breach, but the largest hotel chain in the world confirmed Friday that approximately 5.25 million unencrypted passport numbers were accessed. The compromise of those passport numbers has raised alarms among security experts because of their… Read More