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July 17, 2020

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From Palantir's new £1m NHS deal to one of the most high-profile cyberattacks in history, here are the key developments from this week.

By Julian Turner

From Palantir’s new £1m NHS deal to one of the most high-profile cyberattacks in history, here are the key developments from this week. By NS Tech

Revealed: Palantir secures £1m contract extension for NHS data store work

Peter Thiel’s controversial data analytics firm Palantir has secured a £1m contract extension for its work on NHS England’s Covid-19 data store. NS Tech reveals.

Could Twitter face legal fallout from the blue-tick hack?

On Wednesday evening, Twitter suffered an unprecedented attack that compromised dozens of high-profile accounts, but what legal fallout could the social media giant face? Laurie Clarke finds out.

“A worrying prelude”: What the CJEU’s Privacy Shield ruling means for a UK data adequacy deal

Legal experts have warned that the Court of Justice of the European Union’s (CJEU) surprise decision to invalidate an EU-US data-sharing agreement will dash hopes of Britain securing its own EU data deal after Brexit.

British Army CIO emphasises military automation must be “within legal and ethical framework”

British Army CIO Major General Jonathan Cole believes the use of “mechanical autonomy and autonomous decision-making needs to be made in a legal and ethical framework” as the military targets the use of technology innovations to develop its capabilities.

Russia’s APT29 targeting coronavirus vaccine research, says NCSC

British security officials have joined forces with their US and Canadian counterparts to link a series of cyberattacks on coronavirus vaccinologists to the Russian Government.

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