• BT cries foul on rivals’ coverage claims as O2, EE extend UK 5G nets

    Hot on the heels of the UK government revealing the second tranche of winning schemes in its 5G Create programme, two of the UK’s biggest mobile network operators, O2 and BT-owned EE, have announced extensions of their 5G networks. But just before the roll-out trucks roll, BT has warned consumers that some operators may be exaggerating their 5G coverage.

    O2 launched its UK 5G service in July 2019 with sites in Belfast, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Leeds, London and Slough, with key locations in a further 14 towns and cities around the UK added in December that year and a further 30

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  • Three-quarters of finance firms report more potentially criminal activity in their networks

    Financial services firms need to invest in systems to help reduce financial crime as three-quarters filed more reports of suspicious activity to authorities in 2020.

    According to a survey, executives at finance firms recognise the need to improve anti money laundering (AML) technologies and get on top of cyber security, with legacy system replacement in these areas critical.

    The State of financial crime 2021 report from anti-money laundering automation technology suppler Comply Advantage questioned about 600 senior executives at financial services firms, North America, Europe and Asia Pacific.

    According to the report, 74% of executives’ questions have filed more suspicious

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  • Court to rule on Facebook data sharing after Schrems drops legal challenge against Irish regulator

    The Irish High Court will issue a judgment on a legal challenge by Facebook to overturn a draft decision by Ireland’s Data Protection Commissioner to suspend the company’s data-sharing with the US.

    The news follows a last-minute agreement between the privacy campaigner Max Schrems and the data regulator who were due to be in court today.  

    The judge, Justice Barniville, said that he planned to make a decision on the case “as soon as possible,” pending other cases.

    The court was due to hear a legal challenge by Schrems, an Austrian lawyer based in Vienna, against the Data Protection Commissioners

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