Councils continue to spend on Oracle despite budget constraints

Despite local authorities facing budget cuts, spending on Oracle appears to be increasing, according to a Freedom of Information (FOI) request conducted by database firm TmaxSoft. Out of the 60 councils that responded to its FOI request, TmaxSoft reported that just under a third said their spend on Oracle had …

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Lauri Love would face ‘medieval’ conditions in US prison if extradited over hacking charges

Lauri Love, the 32-year-old engineering student accused of hacking into multiple US government and private sector computer systems, would face “medieval conditions” if he was extradited to a US prison, the court of appeal heard today. Love, who has Asperger’s, depression and drug-resistant eczema, is fighting an extradition order issued …

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TechUK calls for swift action to safeguard data exchange after Brexit

TechUK and UK Finance have called on the government to prepare a “mutual adequacy agreement” to enable the protection of cross-border personal data exchange after the UK leaves the European Union (EU). The two bodies – which lobby government for the IT and financial services industries – commissioned a report …

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