Is Facebook a publisher or not? and will its new oversight board make a difference?

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Is Facebook a publisher or is it not? If Facebook IS a publisher then it is covered by the US constitution’s protected for freedom of speech and freedom of the press – protections that it has sought on many occasions. However, if it IS a publisher then it needs to take responsibility for what it…

Huawei offers to sell its 5G technology to prospective Western buyers

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In an intersting move Huawei has offered to allay security concerns and circumvent the tarif situation by allowing prospective Western buyers to licence its 5G technology – including the source code. Bill Mew explains the issues in this brodcast interview for RT. Video: To allay security concerns, @Huawei says it's prepared to sell the core…

TV interview: As Police use of Facial Recognition is ruled lawful, do we have adequate safeguards?

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As Police use of Facial Recognition is ruled lawful, Bill Mew, Crisis Team's principle consultant and CEO, appears on broadcast TV to call for do we have adequate safeguards. The recent ruling assumes that Facial Recognition is akin to CCTV which is in widespread use, but an appeal to the ruling will argue that it...

Fact checking – TV interview: Facebook extends its fact checking measures to Instagam, but how effective are they and how do they need to improve?

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As Facebook extends its fact checking measures to Instagam, Bill Mew, Crisis Team's principle consultant and CEO, appears on broadcast TV to discuss how effective the measures are and how they need to be improved. [taq]Video - #FactChecking - TV interview: As @Facebook extends its fact checking measures to @Instagam, @BillMew, from @CrisisTeamUK comments explains...

Antitrust debate: Do we need to break up Google and other tech giants?

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Bill Mew, Crisis Team's principle consultant and CEO, joined Jennifer Breedon - an Anti-terror expert and legal analyst, and Lionel - a legal and media analyst on Crosstalk, RT's flagship debate program for a discussion on the antittrust enquiries that are looking into whether Google and other tech giants should be broken up. [taq] Video...

Panel debate: proactive privacy and data security at Infosecurity Europe

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Bill Mew, our principle consultant and CEO, joined Ilias Chantzos, Senior Director, Government Affairs, Symantec and Allan Boardman, CGEIT Certification Committee Member, ISACA for a panel discussion at Infosecurity Europe - Europe's leading infosec event. They discussed how can enterprises shift from a reactive approach to privacy and data security to being proactive and closer...

Issue 10: Need for CASB

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Head in the Sand 10: No systems are 100% secure. State actors and crackers can hack almost everything. The most effective safeguard is to adopt some form of autonomous Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB) for dynamic protection. In the AI-powered arms race identified in Issue 5, intelligent automation of threat prevention is seen as not...

Issue 9: More Regulation

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Head in the Sand 9: if you thought GDPR was tough, be prepared for more. Not just the Privacy and Electronic Communications (PECR) or ePrivacy Directive and Digital Single Market, but US federal regulation too. It is best to think of GDPR, PECR, e-Privacy Regulation, and the Digital Single Market (DSM) as interlocking complimentary directives...

Issue 8: Cyber Crisis Comms

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Head in the Sand 8: the level of cyber crisis management preparedness is also woefully low, with many traditional crisis management techniques being inappropriate in a cyber crisis anyhow. In addition to the low uptake of cyber insurance there are also very few organisations with crisis management cover. Many of those that do, are relying...

Issue 7: Cyber Insurance

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Head in the Sand 7: the rate of cyber insurance coverage is woefully low and some policies are inadequate, while many of the risk ratings on which many cyber insurance premiums are based are far too crude. While new threats will continue to be found, like blockchain poisoning, much of the focus in cybersecurity remains...
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