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The Broadband divide across the UK

Latest statistics from Which? Show many areas of the UK are still missing out on high-speed Broadband Residents of Broxbourne in Hertfordshire have the fastest average broadband speed in the UK, at 32.5Mbps Yet many parts of the UK, including many urban areas and local rural districts alike, struggle to achieve a third of that, according to new figures from consumer group Which? The local authority data – which was produced using the organisation’s proprietary broadband speed checker showed how, in spite of the long-awaited industry-led drive to full-fibre broadband that has taken place in the past 12 months, huge numbers of people are still with sub-standard broadband connections. Though Br

Could you quit your smartphone for 2019

Smartphones are such a huge part of modern society that most of us couldn’t imagine life without ours.... But one woman has taken on this challenge. If like me you are never without your phone then read on....it has made me think about how reliant I have become on my smartphone. The age of the smartphone is in full swing, and our collective brain function has been declared its first casualty. Smartphones are so pervasive in modern society, that the idea of seeing someone without one glued to their hand is inconceivable. Like the early neanderthals, we walk about, backs stooped and heads bowed in homage to the almighty touchscreen. They’re with us at work and school, they travel in the car wi

Google Fined €50 million Euros

Google falls foul of EU Data protection rules Google has been fined 50 million euros (£44m) by the French data regulator CNIL, for a breach of the EU's data protection rules. CNIL said it had levied the record fine for "lack of transparency, inadequate information and lack of valid consent regarding ads personalisation". The regulator said it judged that people were "not sufficiently informed" about how Google collected data to personalise advertising. In a statement, Google said it was "studying the decision" to determine its next steps. Amazon, Apple, Google, Netflix and Spotify face GDPR complaint Complaints against Google were filed in May 2018 by two privacy rights groups: noyb and La Q

GDPR, What now after BREXIT 2019

How the biggest economic change to the UK affects EU data protection laws GDPR took effect on 25 May 2018 and in less than a year, it has claimed businesses, the largest of which being Google as its most notable victim. The rules imposed by GDPR apply to all citizens of an EU member state but since the UK may not be in the EU come GDPR's first birthday, some are left puzzled as to where that leaves us in terms of GDPR. It's important to understand that GDPR isn't a law, if it was, we could leave the EU and then the UK would cease to be governed by it. The GDPR is a European directive which means it presents a set of rules and once approved by all member states, said states must draft domesti

Drum roll please..........and the winner is!

Congratulations to George Winnard for winning Employee of the Month for December 2018 as voted for by his colleagues. Very well deserved, he has set the bar very high for us all for 2019!

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