The ever-changing technical landscape requires rules and standards to help facilitate the information technology, radio and telecommunications industries.

This can be a complicated minefield of legislation, regulations, licenses and governing bodies.

This blog tries to clear the muddied water of technical compliance and discusses quality standards, and certifications for IT, radio and telecom.

Regulatory Compliance

Various legislation applies to different types of technology. This can relate to the technical specification of equipment and licenses, as well as data protection.

Licenses

We look at the types of licenses needed for radio. Radio can relate to the traditional type which transmits sound, but also other types of radio equipment.

Data Protection

No discussion on technological compliance would be complete without a debate regarding data protection laws. Data protection has been the buzzword on everyone’s lips lately, and for a good reason.

Large corporations have been hit by significant breaches, and on top of the monetary fines, the reputational damage can be debilitating. Technology is so sophisticated that hackers can penetrate high-tech protection, and companies need to be able to secure the data which they hold of individuals, to protect them against identity theft and bank fraud.

Location Services

An increasingly popular marketing technique involves the tracking of subjects utilising their location settings. This is an example of how developing technology requires evolving regulation. Codes have been drafted relating to such marketing, and marketers involved in this field must be aware of these.

IT Security

What security should you have concerning IT?

  • SSL certificates; these indicate which websites are safe to input your personal information and credit information in. It is easy for a user to determine whether a certificate is in place
  • Anti-virus software; anti-virus software has become a standard feature on mobile and computer technology, but it must be updated regularly to avoid infiltration by trojan viruses
  • Firewalls; firewalls are used to protect a network from unauthorised infiltration
  • Education; users must be educated regarding new risks associated with the use of technology, as no matter how advanced your IT security is, the human factor can expose a user or network to a threat.