Saturday 25 November 2017

Google warned by UK on data rules

GOOGLE must change its privacy policy in line with UK data protection rules or it will face a "formal enforcement action", the country's watchdog said in a letter to the world's most-used search engine.

Google failed to "provide sufficient information" to help users understand how their data will be used by the company, and "must now amend" its policy, the UK authority said. The decision stems from co-ordinated action that data privacy regulators across Europe announced in April.

UNITED SPIRITS NOW RUN BY DIAGEO

DIAGEO gained control of United Spirits after completing the final stage to acquire a stake in the Indian maker of Bagpiper whisky. The London-based distiller bought a 14.98pc stake from a company owned by Vijay Mallya for 31.3bn rupees (€390m).

That gives it a holding of 25.02pc which, combined with voting and other governance arrangements, is enough for control. (Bloomberg)

CLOUD-TECH FIRM CREATES 20 JOBS

CLOUD technology company Clavis is to create 20 jobs over the next six months at its Dublin offices. Clavis, which has offices in Massachusetts and London, wants staff in software development, digital marketing and data analytics.

The company said the jobs were being created to meet growing international demand for its services. Clavis specialises in ecommerce technology.

RESULTS A BOOST FOR UK HOUSE MARKET

UK builders Taylor Wimpey, Galliford Try and Redrow said they would meet or beat full-year expectations, shoring up confidence that the UK housing market is firmly recovering.

Taylor Wimpey said it is likely to meet its full-year expectations after improved buyer sentiment. In separate statements, Galliford Try said it would post record full-year profits, while Redrow posted a 26pc rise in full-year revenue.

MAXOL RENEWS FUEL DEAL FOR REPUBLIC

MAXOL has renewed its contract with Reynolds Logistics to continue to service its Republic of Ireland retail network with all fuel deliveries.

A two-year contract has been awarded on foot of a successful tender and coincides with the rebranding of Maxol's tanker fleet.

Irish Independent

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