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Brexit: What happens next?

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionTheresa May: “I will not overturn result of the referendum” Theresa May has warned that the Brexit negotiations are at an impasse and there will be no progress until the EU treats her proposals seriously. She has accused EU leaders of showing the UK a lack of […]

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Facebook stops sending staff to help political campaigns

Image copyright Reuters/Getty ImagesImage caption Facebook employees advised Donald Trump’s election campaign managers Facebook will no longer send employees to work at the offices of political campaigns during elections, the company has announced. The social network used to offer dedicated staff to political campaigns to help them develop their online advertising campaigns. Donald Trump’s digital […]

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Internet regulator considered for UK

Image copyright Getty Images The UK government is considering “all options”, including a regulator, as part of new legislation governing the internet. It has previously said it will publish a White Paper in the coming months, laying out its proposals. According to Buzzfeed News, the White Paper will propose a regulatory body similar to Ofcom, […]

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Vote Leave data firm hit with first ever GDPR notice

Image copyright PAImage caption Data was gathered to help campaigning during the UK referendum A Canadian analytics firm that worked for Vote Leave has received the UK’s first formal notice under a key data law, the UK’s data protection watchdog has confirmed. AggregateIQ (AIQ) was accused of processing people’s data “for purposes which they would […]

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Nicola Sturgeon calls for Brexit to be delayed

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionNicola Sturgeon says she is worried about a ‘blind brexit’ Nicola Sturgeon has called for Brexit to be delayed beyond next March if the UK has not secured a detailed agreement with the EU by then. Scotland’s first minister told the BBC it would be “absolutely reckless” […]

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UK inflation hits six-month high of 2.7%

Image copyright Getty Images The UK inflation rate unexpectedly rose in August to 2.7%, the highest level in six months. Economists had expected a Consumer Prices Index rate of 2.4%. The pound rose after the data was released by the Office for National Statistics. Wages are still rising more than inflation, with data last week […]