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July 15, 2020

Five must-read stories from the intersection of tech, business and politics

From Huawei’s UK ban to an analysis of the biggest government tech deals, here are the key developments so far this week. By NS Tech

Huawei out of the UK’s 5G network by 2027 – to the tune of £2bn

Mobile operators will no longer be able to buy Huawei’s telecoms equipment from the end of the year, and the company’s kit is set to be ripped out of the UK’s 5G network by 2027. Laurie Clarke reports.

PDS CIO Tracey Jessup discusses creating digital demand in Parliament

Parliamentary Digital Service CIO Tracey Jessup says recent initiatives to enable MPs and peers in Parliament to scrutinise government, and debate and vote remotely, demonstrate the power of digital and create significant demand at the institution. Edward Qualtrough reports.

The biggest govtech deals of the week

In partnership with GlobalData, we have drilled down into the most valuable tenders and awards from the past seven days. Here is what we found this week.

Amnesty decries Israeli court approval of NSO Group’s export licence

Amnesty International’s bid to block spyware company NSO Group’s international export licence has been shut down in a Tel Aviv court, apparently due to a lack of evidence. Laurie Clarke reports.

The long read: Inside the curious case of the Huawei dossier

Last week an explosive dossier was leaked to the Times and the Daily Mail alleging a sprawling influence campaign engineered by China, using telecoms company Huawei as bait to influence hapless MPs and peers to lobby on the country’s behalf. The allegations from the dossier have been vehemently denied by Huawei, China’s ambassador to the UK, and those named as alleged targets. How was it put together and for what purpose? Read the full story here.

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