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Tech Talk: April 2018 Issue

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For the latest in tech, plug into Tech Talk. We deliver industry highlights straight to your inbox, so you never feel out of the loop. From the death of net neutrality to the imminent onset of GDPR, this is what’s happening for April. 


How the Zuckerberg Testimony Could Change Tech Forever


In the aftermath of the Cambridge Analytica scandal that affected an estimated 87 million Facebook users, Mark Zuckerberg got grilled by Congress on the platform’s preservation of data privacy. The issue has also sparked a debate that could reshape the tech industry forever.


Politicians, economists, lawyers and VCs are all weighing in as to whether or not tech giants like Facebook, Amazon and Google have become too powerful.


The discourse is exploring potential for dismantling the oligarchy and implementing more government regulation. Cue the collective gulp from tech executives everywhere.



RIP Net Neutrality…or Not?


Speaking of government regulation, the FCC’s net neutrality repeal reportedly went into effect on Monday, April 23rd, though the fight is still far from over.


All of the tech companies involved in the Coalition for Internet Openness, at least 21 states and many others are gearing up to sue the FCC for the widely unpopular repeal. Now yet another major player has entered the arena: INCOMPAS, a major trade association that represents several American telcos.


Until the lawsuits settle, however, net neutrality is officially gone—but certainly not forgotten.


Ready for GDPR?


In less than a month, cybercrime is about to get a lot scarier. Starting May 25th, the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will go into effect, imposing fines on companies who don’t comply to their security protocols.


With these new regulations, companies that experience a breach will not only pay for the damages of the crime but also for any violations, including failure to report the incident within 72 hours. Companies need to be more vigilant than ever, which is why having a premier security provider on your side is crucial.


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