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Joomla!Joomla! is one of the major web frameworks and is planning to incorporate GDPR and privacy specific features in the next release. They've been listening to their users, and intend to integrate a Privacy Tool Suite in the Joomla! CMS to facilitate the compliance of sites and to make developers’ life easier to get their extensions compliant. The following are the major features announced:

Provide an API for extension developers so they can report the data they collect and this info can be displayed in the new com_privacy extension

  • Gain the consent of the registered users (form plugin), track their consent, log their activities, and take care about the consent retention time
  • Make it easier to the users to submit information requests
  • Track the status of the users requests
  • Let the user access and download their data.
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Internet of Things (IoT) SecurityThe Internet of Things (IoT) security problem isn't going away. The connected network of billions of devices – from smart doorbells to office printers – is regularly found to have privacy problems and be open to attack by potential hackers.

The latest security issue is that Google's artificial intelligence Home speaker and the Chromecast, the firm's streaming device, have been found to reveal a user's precise physical location. It's been found that some commands the Home and Chromecast devices receive are transmitted across unsecured HTTP connections and without any form of authentication.

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Norwich MarketNorwich’s market traders and small businesses are being given the chance to receive free digital skills training from Google to grow their business.  

The Digital Garage session will be tailored to helping the owners reach new customers beyond their local area.  It includes building a digital marketing plan, making your stall more visible online, and social media strategy.  

Google will also bring its street view cameras to Norwich Market on Friday, allowing local market traders to benefit from the online presence to attract more customers.

gdpr statementLike many other companies we've updated our privacy policy, cookie policy and made a statement in preparation of the arrival of the GDPR regulations.

You can read our GDPR statement at our legal page here.

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