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Europe’s new privacy protection regime has led to a surge in fines for bad actors, according to research published today. Law firm DLA Piper says that, since January 28th, 2020, the EU has issued aro… [+764 chars]
HSBC has announced 82 of its branches will shut their doors between April and September. Sites in Gillingham, Ramsgate, Bexley and Deal are among the many closing. HSBC. Stock image Sites will sta… [+1767 chars]
The store Outfit is to close in Great Yarmouth as well as Norwich with the loss of 714 jobs nationwide. Last week staff including the manager were called to clear stock at the Norwich Outfit store, … [+741 chars]
A couple who were tricked into withdrawing £700,000 from banks in Bristol and Gloucestershire to help a fraud investigation is not going to get any of it back, a court has heard. Fiona Phillip took … [+2689 chars]
In todays Electrek Green Energy Brief (EGEB):
  • A high-speed prototype maglev train has debuted in China and it’s clean energy transport.
  • New Jersey’s Ocean Wind offshore wind farm wil… [+3172 chars]
An education and recruitment start-up founded by Euan Blair has been valued at $200 million after raising money from backers including Google Ventures and John W Thompson, the Microsoft chairman. Mu… [+611 chars]
As we mentioned earlier, the death toll from coronavirus in the US has passed 400,000. According to the latest data from Johns Hopkins University, the country has now reported 400,022 fatalities, an… [+999 chars]
By Theo LeggettBusiness correspondent, BBC News image copyrightVincent Isore/IP3 image captionMr Tavares said the fate of Ellesmere Port will depend on the UK government's comittment to the car ind… [+2734 chars]
Ethers (ETH) performance over the past week has been nothing short of exceptional. The price rallied from a $905 low on Jan. 11 to a new all-time high at $1,440 on Jan. 19.  According to Cointelegra… [+5030 chars]
image copyrightGetty Images image captionSuchavadee Foley said she had felt offended and demeaned by the incident A Starbucks branch in Dublin has been ordered to pay compensation to a customer of … [+2673 chars]
Companies that make dangerous building materials such as those used at Grenfell Tower could be prosecuted and their products banned by a new watchdog announced by the government. The housing secreta… [+4398 chars]
Israels coronavirus tsar has warned that a single dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine may be providing less protection than originally hoped, as the country reported a record 10,000 new Covid infecti… [+3660 chars]
image copyrightGetty Images Big businesses have been given less time to make payments to smaller suppliers under changes to the UK's Prompt Payment Code (PPC). The changes mean large companies that… [+2123 chars]
The final production version hasnt been revealed. The car is still in development. The global Covid-19 pandemic has slowed everything down. Heck, we dont even know its official name. Despite all of … [+2586 chars]
Versailles, Houston, Genoa, Tokyo. The annual summit of the worlds seven richest democracies has always taken place in a cultural or economic powerhouse. This year, the United Kingdom assumes the pr… [+2562 chars]
easyjet reported that bookings for this summer with its holidays division are up 250% on year-on-year.
  • FTSE 100 index gains 15 points
  • Airlines rise despite concerns about the speed of … [+21558 chars]
Figures for the year to September 30 2020 show a provision of £14.8m for remedial cladding work and £5.7m tackling the pandemic impact. But the firm’s financial performance was solid despite the exc… [+1890 chars]
Around 100 patients a year in England will be among the first in the world to get cutting-edge cancer treatment on the NHS after regulators approved the use of a new immunotherapy treatment. The Nat… [+3875 chars]
Drivers are being urged to check their bank accounts after payments for fuel have been taken months after the purchase thanks to a glitch. The Money Saving Expert website has found a number of custo… [+1405 chars]
GDPR fines skyrocket as EU gets tough on data breaches - Engadget
Engadget - Jan 19, 2021
Europe’s new privacy protection regime has led to a surge in fines for bad actors, according to research published today. Law firm DLA Piper says that, since January 28th, 2020, the EU has issued aro…
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