The UK privacy watchdog has unveiled a strict new code of practice for online services providers like Facebook and Google, requiring them to offer a “built-in baseline of data protection” for children. The new rules will apply to online services likely to be accessed by children in the UK, requiring

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has released a preliminary report into how personal data is used in real time bidding (RTB) in programmatic advertising, saying it has concerns over how personal data is used in the process. Published today, the ICO Update report into adtech and real time bidding which

The operator of Switzerland’s stock exchange is backing distributed ledger technology, arguing that — in the right hands — the technology is ready to earn the trust of the investment community.  In July the Swiss Stock Exchange (SIX) announced plans to launch a blockchain-based exchange for the trading, settlement and

The Commonwealth Bank has now completed 25 proof of concepts applying blockchain technology to real world business problems and it expects to facilitate the world’s first bond issued on a blockchain next year. CommBank has built a new infrastructure based on blockchain that lets companies issue bonds direct to investors

The Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC) has finally issued guidance to explain how “initial coin offerings” (ICOs) will be regulated. Sign up to Which-50’s Irregular Insights newsletter ICOs are a form of crowdfunding, with companies raising funds by selling tokens or cryptocurrencies to investors with promises of a social

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A rapidly growing number of companies are taking advantage of cryptocurrencies to raise massive amounts of funding through what are called Initial Coin Offerings or ICOs. It is not just technology companies that are taking advantage of this new form of money raising. Companies that have gone through ICOs or