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Risk Digest: AI Regulation + More!

A breach of every wi-fi enabled device, the world’s first floating wind farm, the regulation of AI plus articles from around the web!


Data Protection

Information Security

“The Dutch Data Protection Authority (DPA) has declared that Windows 10 breaches the data protection law in the Netherlands over the way it processes personal information.” Read the full article here.

“Every modern wi-fi network, and every device that has connected to one, could potentially have been hacked after a huge breach, researchers have said.” Read the full article here.


Safety Signs

Health & Safety

“Two subsidiaries of contractor Laing O’Rourke have been fined a total of £3.8m after a worker was fatally crushed by a concrete panel at its offsite construction facility in Worksop, Nottinghamshire. Read the full article here.
“Three companies, Sembcorp Utilities (UK) Limited, Central Industrial Services (Northern) Ltd and R & A Kay Inspection Services Ltd, have been sentenced after an employee suffered serious fractures to his leg.” Read the full article here.


Food Safety

Food 

“Waitrose is recalling four types of its own-brand chocolate over fears they could be contaminated with plastic.” Read the full article here.

“Tesco has announced it will start selling green satsumas and clementines, as part of plans to cut food waste.” Read the full article here.


Environment

“Pollution has been linked to nine million deaths worldwide in 2015, a report in The Lancet has found.” Read the full article here.

“Pret A Manger has announced a bid to cut plastic waste by installing filtered water stations in its Veggie Pret shops with more to be added in its Manchester shops by the end of the month.” Read the full article here.


Energy

“The world’s first floating wind farm has started delivering electricity to the Scottish grid.Five giant turbines have been tethered to the seabed about 15 miles from Peterhead in Aberdeenshire.” Read the full article here.

“The University of East Anglia (UEA) is set to generate more than 80% of electricity onsite after waste management firm Veolia installed two latest generation combined heat and power (CHP) units.” Read the full article here


Wellbeing

“Warning after the number of workers who say they have anxiety and depression has risen by nearly a third in the last four years, according to new research from a professional body for psychotherapists.” Read the full article here.

“Ping-ponging from one hotel room to another, it’s important to retain the little rituals and touches that make it feel like a home away from home. They help you to acclimatise quicker and also go a long way to preventing business travel from feeling like a grind.” Read the full article here.


Tech

“The UK government has said that artificial intelligence should not be regulated, but overseen. According to a report, which was commissioned in February, an AI council should “operate as a strategic oversight group”, and guide discussions around diversity, transparency, accountability and diversity in the sector.” Read the full article here.

“Instant messaging service WhatsApp has revealed a location-sharing service that allow users to track each other in real-time. While the Facebook-owned app has previously allowed people to share their location with other WhatsApp users, it was a one-off static shared location; the new feature is more of a tracker.” Read the full article here.


Brexit

“Theresa May pleaded with EU leaders over dinner in Brussels to help her strike a Brexit deal that she can defend to voters back home, admitting talks had got off to a bad start over the summer.” Read the full article here.           

“Goldman Sachs boss Lloyd Blankfein has delivered a hint that Frankfurt will become a key European base for the Wall Street giant post-Brexit.” Read the full article here.


The Lighter Side     

“Hundreds of cafe staff has raced to be crowned the fastest server in Argentina. A total of 470 cafe staff took part in a contest to be first across the finish line – without spilling a drop from their trays.” Read the full article here.

“Bomb-sniffing dog fired from CIA for refusing to sniff bombs; A few weeks into CIA training, labrador Lulu began to show signs she simply “wasn’t interested in detecting explosive odours”. Read the full article here.


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