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Risk Digest: Facebook Respond to Data Privacy Scandal

Facebook respond to a worldwide data privacy scandal, McDonald’s have been fined £200K after a teenage employee was hit by an angry motorist, the government is lacking time to provide its promise of a “green Brexit” and more.

Information Security

“Mastermind suspected of stealing £870m (€1bn) arrested for Carbanak, Cobalt banking malware campaigns” Read the full article here.

 

“Amid a data privacy scandal that has blown up worldwide, Facebook has decided to make a few changes to “review developers’ actions for evidence of misuse, implement additional measures to protect data, and give people more control of their information.” Read the full article here.


Health & Safety

“Fast food chain McDonald’s has been fined after a teenage employee was hit by an angry motorist outside its Lakeside Shopping Centre branch in Thurrock, Essex.” Read the full article here.

“A Merseyside property management business has been fined £14,000 for a litany of safety failings including exposing workers and members of the public to risks from the spread of asbestos, and putting workers at the risk of falls from the roof and into open pits.” Read the full article here.


Food 

“Agri-food companies are at “crisis point” over the availability of labour, a Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) MP has warned.” Read the full article here.

 

“Figures show that just 17,000 tonnes of the 270,000 tonnes of edible surplus food in the supply chain is redistributed annually to charities.” Read the full article here.


Environment

“An investigation has begun to establish whether work which began recently on a section of a £160m roads scheme has broken any environment laws.” Read the full article here.

 

“The government is running out of time to deliver its long-standing promise of a “green Brexit”, a coalition of environmental groups has warned.” Read the full article here.


Solar Panels

Energy

“Solar Media, the publisher of Clean Energy News, is delighted to introduce the Future Power Networks UK conference, a new launch event for 2018.” Read the full article here.

 

“A specialist in oil and gas law has warned that a lack of clarity over a strategy to maximise oil recovery from the North Sea could cause issues when it comes to decommissioning.” Read the full article here.


Wellbeing

“Many of us snore at least some of the time, but it can be damaging for health and relationships” Read the full article here.

“A new cutting edge £16 million community facility and fitness centre – hailed as one of the UK’s most dementia-friendly buildings – has opened its doors in Warrington, Cheshire.” Read the full article here.


Tech

“Theresa May has replaced her Blackberry mobile device with an iPhone.” Read the full article here.

 

“Twitter is banning cryptocurrency adverts across its site from Tuesday, succumbing to mounting pressure to join Google and Facebook in a crackdown on the controversial promotions.” Read the full article here.


Financial Conduct

Finance

“The government’s first Fintech Sector Strategy aims to boost domestic financial tech companies ahead of Brexit” Read the full article here.

 

“The page of consumer credit growth increased in February after a slowdown at the turn of the year, due to higher spending on credit cards.” Read the full article here.


Brexit

“The British prime minister had entered the Brexit negotiations full of bluster, putting aside private anxiety about the country’s place in the world, to warn that the UK regarded a no-deal scenario as better than a bad deal. If the terms weren’t right, Britain, with its global horizons, would walk away.” Read the full article here.

 

“The prime minister has rejected claims that Brexit will result in a Westminster power grab.” Read the full article here.


The Lighter Side     

“If you don’t want to have an egg hunt at home, Cadbury and the National Trust are offering the perfect Easter alternative for you.” Read the full article here.

 

“It is almost Easter which means there will be baskets full of candy, eggs that need to be found and plenty of kids who want nothing to do with the Easter bunny. We compiled 15 of the funniest easter bunny fails that will have you laughing hysterically.” Read the full article here.


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