Tag: UK

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Smishing attacks up sevenfold in six months

Scam text messages are reaching pandemic proportions, thanks in part to the pandemic The volume of scam text messages – commonly known as smishing scams – sent to UK mobile customers during the first six months of 2021 grew by close to 700% compared with the last six months of 2020, according to new data […]

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UK to diverge from EU data protection rules, Johnson confirms

The United Kingdom will seek to diverge from EU data protection rules and establish their own ‘sovereign’ controls in the field, the UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Monday (3 February). His comments came despite the EU affirming that the UK should “fully respect EU data protection rules.” Read more via Euractiv

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