Are you feeling constantly stressed out? To the point where you feel completely overwhelmed, exhausted and helpless? If so, you could be suffering from burnout. And you’re not alone – the problem is so prevalent in modern life that the World Health Organisation (WHO) has now recognised the condition in the latest version of its International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health problems, a handbook for recognized medical conditions.
Since GDPR came into force just over a year ago, complaints to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) have almost doubled – up from 21,000 to 41,000. More than 14,000 data breaches have also been logged with the ICO.
Across all the EU countries which have implemented GDPR, there have been a total of 89,271 notifications of data breaches, and 144,376 complaints from the public.
The prevailing theory is that the number of data breach complaints are on the rise simply because GDPR has raised awareness around the importance of personal information.
Even so, no fines have yet been issued in the UK for a breach of the GDPR rules – so, has it really all been worth it?
With the European elections just one day away, researchers at the Oxford Internet Institute have been looking into whether there has been a spike in the proliferation of fake news across social media platforms.
Early indications suggest that the dissemination of fake news stories across Facebook and Twitter has been relatively low in comparison to stories from reliable news sources.
It’s not all good news though, as one of the more worrying findings revealed that individual fake news stories were more likely to be shared on Facebook than stories from mainstream news organisations.
Huwaei has rarely been out of the news lately – from its involvement in the UK’s 5G infrastructure to Google restricting the Chinese tech firm’s access to its Android operating system.
But what exactly is the problem with Huawei?