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New laws to protect consumers from cyber criminals come into force in the UK

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From today, regulations enforcing consumer protections against hacking and cyber-attacks will take effect, mandating that internet-connected smart devices meet minimum-security standards by law.

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First published.

Switzerland: UK Science and Innovation Network summary

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A summary from UK Science and Innovation Network (SIN) on science and innovation in Switzerland including UK SIN priorities and successes.

Change made:
Summary fully reviewed and updated.

Regulators’ strategic approaches to AI

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Public updates on regulators’ strategic approaches to AI at the request of the government.

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First published.

Flexible AI Upskilling Fund pilot: open for applications

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The Flexible AI Upskilling Fund pilot scheme will support SMEs in the Professional and Business Services Sector by match-funding AI skills training for their employees.

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Flexible AI Upskilling Fund pilot now open for applications: guidance and new privacy notice published.

The UK Product Security and Telecommunications Infrastructure (Product Security) regime

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The UK’s consumer connectable product security regime came into effect on 29 April 2024. Businesses in the supply chains of these products now need to be compliant with the legislation.

Change made:
The product security regime is now law – from 29 April 2024. Added a link to the press notice and information on the exemption of automotive vehicles from the regime.

Secure by design

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The government is working to protect UK citizens and businesses from the threats posed by poorly secured consumer connectable products (also known as ‘IoT’ or ‘smart’ devices.)

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The product security regime is now law. This page has been updated to reflect that, and to add links to the press notice and other relevant documents.

The Netherlands: UK Science and Innovation Network summary

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A summary from UK Science and Innovation Network (SIN) on science and innovation in the Netherlands including UK SIN priorities and successes.

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Document updated as part of a regular review.

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