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The Russian parliament's latest play could see major Western technology firms banned from the country if they don't store data on its soil — a move that would allow Russian authorities to easily snoop on user data.
Huawei has dismissed the U.K government's ban on its videoconferencing equipment, due to concerns over the vendor's links to the Chinese government, as "misleading" and based on "inaccurate" information.
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The EU is drafting a ban on mobile data roaming charges. The new regulations promise to save money for customers, and pose challenges for operators. Luckily, LTE has a built-in solution.
A US lobby group is proposing a new code of conduct that outlaws user profiling and data mining by cloud services used by European schools.
The Attorney-General's Department has stated that the definition of data could be changed to explicitly exclude web-browsing history for the proposed data-retention laws.
F-Secure has warned corporate users away from Apple's Siri only a month after IBM imposed a Siri ban on its internal network to prevent the disclosure of corporate data.
A legislative ban on storing data for personally controlled e-health records (PCEHR) overseas could inadvertently prevent consumers from accessing their records while abroad, according to IT services company CSC.
Mike Lazaridis, co-CEO and founder of Research In Motion (RIM), made news headlines this week after he abruptly ended an interview with BBC when the reporter began fielding questions about the company's security-related scuffles in India and the Middle East. The BlackBerry maker last year faced a potential service ban in the countries if it did not yield to the respective government's request to access data transmitted via the mobile device.
South Australian Department of Health finally lifts its ban on Apple tablet that started in May over concerns of putting patient data at risk.
Google and Skype must allow the Indian government to monitor their customer data or face a ban
After postponing service ban on BlackBerry, India government now turns focus on search giant, Internet telephony company and other virtual private networks with demands for access to data, AFP reported.
As if RIAA and the MPAA didn't give us enough reasons to ban file-sharing traffic in our schools, the FTC has contacted over 100 organizations (including several schools) who inadvertently released sensitive data through file-sharing activities. Do you want to be getting a letter like this from the Federal Trade Commission?
The Whitehall ban on removal of devices containing unencrypted personal data triggered a performance slump at the UK's driving safety agency and caused it to revert to paper-based processes
Government electronic devices, including PDAs and mobiles, have been withdrawn during a ban on the movement of unencrypted personal data
PDAs and mobiles withdrawn during crackdown
Yesterday, the Bush administration decided to uphold a June decision from the US International Trade Commission that bans chips made by Qualcomm Inc. that violate a Broadcom Corp. patent. This does not look like good news for Qualcomm and those of us who want to see more 3G mobile devices in the United States. Qualcomm will appeal the decision, but the Forbes article states that a reversal of a US ITC decision hasn't been made for 20 years. The CTIA had called on a veto of the ban by President Bush and stated that the ITC ban would costs U.S. consumers and producers an estimated $4.3 to $21.1 billion, and will cause billions more in lost productivity across the U.S. economy.
As a result of last week's extension of a ban by the French government on its workers using BlackBerrys to send and receive sensitive data, BlackBerry-maker Research In Motion felt the compelling need to respond."No one, including RIM, has the ability to view the content of any data communication sent using the BlackBerry Enterprise Solution because all the data is encrypted," BlackBerry-maker Research In Motion told Agence France-Presse, the main newswire service for French media.
Devices which flaunt their flash memory are often frowned upon in a corporate setting, but it turns out that you can actually use them as a novel recruitment aid.Highly paranoid companies (and let's face it, the words "highly paranoid" may be redundant when you place them in front of "companies") often ban connecting any device which can potentially be used to export corporate data.
The US president is adding his support to British demands for data retention for criminal investigation purposes