Newsroom's technology columnist Richard MacManus argues big tech firms such as Google and Facebook should audit their algorithms in the same way our Government has asked for audits of how its departments use artificial intelligence.
The Minister in charge of digital services believes big tech companies such as Google and Facebook are conducting “extraordinary experiments on our entire civilisation”.
Police broke the law by accessing Customs and Immigration data for more than a year when they did not have permission to do so.
Next week the European Union's new privacy regulation, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), comes into effect after a two-year transition period. It couldn't be more timely, after the Facebook-Cambridge Analytica controversy, which forced Mark Zuckerberg to front US Congress last month.
Back by popular demand, here's the 8 things that mattered in our political economy in the (short) week that was, along with Weekend Reads at bottom.
In this email we look at how today's Budget will be dominated by the need to respond to the pressures on housing, public services and transport caused by a surging population.
The Government’s social investment approach has been under pressure following a string of blunders by MSD. Now, the new fix-it Minister has been called in to help get things back on track.
The potential ability for chief executives to exempt organisations from proposed measures to combat money laundering have been questioned.
The government has pulled back on its plans to collect people's data until it can assure them their privacy will be protected.
An independent report has highlighted yet another litany of IT errors by MSD in protecting people’s privacy. Why can the Ministry not learn from its mistakes?