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ANALYSIS: Artificial intelligence (AI) could help universities manage the flow of data over their communications networks, and better serve the needs of staff, students, researchers and 'spin out' companies.
Businesses are increasingly turning to open source software to create websites and applications, but an increasing number of codebases contain vulnerabilities which could leave them open to attack, according to an expert.
ANALYSIS: Organisations operating critical national infrastructure in the UK are subject to new cybersecurity laws, but should not fear large financial penalties so long as they are taking active steps towards compliance.
Digital technology will be installed on trains and on the UK's rail network to improve capacity and reduce delays to services, according to a new strategy published by Network Rail.
The "overwhelming majority" of software updates for driverless cars will be implemented remotely, a UK government minister has said.
New cybersecurity laws impacting organisations across central sectors of the economy have taken effect around Europe.
ANALYSIS: The Winfield Rock report is an important and timely contribution to the discussion on improving uptake of building information modelling (BIM). However, advocates of the technology should be doing more to speed up and enhance its wider adoption.
EU policy makers are considering introducing new measures to combat illegal content posted on the internet.
EU law permits communications data laws to be enforced by the police and other authorities even when they crimes they are investigating are not 'serious', providing there is no serious interference with privacy rights, an adviser to the EU's highest court has said.
Ad blocking services are free to operate in Germany after the country's Federal Court of Justice ruled their use does not breach competition laws.
Businesses could be forced to hand over information to the UK's data protection watchdog within 24 hours under new proposed new data protection laws.
ANALYSIS: Fifty years on, the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) in Houston, Texas remains a vital platform for those in the offshore oil and gas industries, allowing for the exchange of ideas, opinions and knowledge.
ANALYSIS: A ruling earlier this year by the High Court in London should spur software customers to take steps to stop providers preventing them from accessing software and data critical to their business.
ANALYSIS: The UK's recent ratification of the Unified Patent Court (UPC) Agreement marked an important step towards a new system of unitary patent protection becoming operational. The process has been lengthy and complex and is not over yet.
The UK government has been given until 1 November this year to introduce revised communication surveillance laws after existing legislation was found to be "incompatible with fundamental rights in EU law in that in the area of criminal justice".
UK laws which will implement the EU's Network and Information Security (NIS) Directive have been finalised and published.
ANALYSIS: Other countries should consider adopting a similar cloud framework to the UK's to increase efficiency, save money and improve their IT capability. But they should learn from the UK's experience in handling security.
ANALYSIS: The UK government pioneered a cloud framework that allowed the public sector to buy services from pre-approved suppliers. It has helped to transform and modernise public sector IT and more than £2.4 billion worth of cloud services have been bought through the system.
Technology companies have promised to invest more than £300 million in the area of artificial intelligence (AI) as part of a new 'sector deal' struck with the UK government.
A married businessman was granted permission to serve a court injunction by text message to prohibit an alleged blackmailer from disclosing details of an affair he had.