Facebook is prompting its users to register to vote on Thursday, in conjunction with the Electoral Commission, marking the company’s first intervention into British electoral politics.
The head of the one-to-one marketing industry’s watchdog, the DM Commission (DMC), has said that marketers must now look beyond “complying with the law” to following principles that “put their customer first” to win trust, create effective marketing and prevent consumer complaints.
BT is in exclusive talks to buy EE £12.5bn but the two communications giants could be in for a difficult legal battle to make the deal go ahead.
As driverless cars edge closer to consumer launch, three tests will be carried out across the UK starting in 2015.
Thousands of black cab drivers brought disruption to central London in protest at the regulation of rival cab services such as Uber.
This week the European Court of Justice ruled that an internet search engine is (albeit indirectly) required to remove links to inaccurate or irrelevant search results. Luca Schiovani, analyst at Ovum argues that the move could be a step backwards for the industry.
This week, the EU has updated its 19-year-old data protection laws, with stronger safeguards for citizens’ personal data. The new European data protection laws mean that companies found in breach of users’ personal data rights will risk fines of up to €100m.
As Facebook celebrates its 10th birthday, Malcolm Marshall, KPMG’s head of Information Protection & Business Resilience argues that we have only just seen the start of the social media revolution.