Eligo Technology news round up, featuring the latest news and updates from the Tech industry – week ending 21/10/2016
Post Brexit: Top UK Tech entrepreneurs urge government to consider access to tech talent
3 months after the Brexit result, Britain’s top technology entrepreneurs who are leading the UK’s best start-ups are now calling on the government to secure the availability and access to top tech talent and skills from abroad. The firms involved have cautioned that not being able to hire tech talent from abroad would affect business growth and efforts to create a world leading tech sector in the UK.
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(City A.M.) 18/10/2016
US Microsoft gender-bias case allowed to go ahead
A class action gender-bias lawsuit against Microsoft has been allowed to proceed by a US judge, despite the
firms request for claims to be dismissed. It is alleged that Microsoft has “engaged in systemic and pervasive discrimination against female employees in technical and engineering roles, with respect to performance evaluations, pay, promotions and other terms and conditions of employment”.
(BBC Technology) 18/10/2016
New EU rules to could cost UK firms £122bn in Cybersecurity
The PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) has stated that businesses in the UK could face up to £122 billion in regulatory penalties for cybersecurity breaches when new EU legislation comes into effect in 2018. This news comes as government figures show that 90% of large organisations and 74% of SME’s in the UK reported suffering a security breach last year.
Switzerland beat UK’s BT to next-gen G.fast broadband
According to service provider Swisscom, Switzerland is the first country in Europe to deliver so-called ultrafast broadband through traditional copper infrastructure. The G.Fast connection lets copper cables carry data at speeds of up to 500Mbps and over 1,000 customers are now using it.