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Britain's government has taken too long to coordinate an "alphabet soup" of agencies tasked with protecting the country from an ever-increasing risk of cyberattack, a parliamentary report said.
The UK government is struggling to recruit enough cyber experts to protect its data from hackers, a panel of lawmakers has warned.
Some UK lawmakers criticised an advertising campaign by Amazon.com Inc on Jan 12 which involved changing the name signs at London's Westminster underground station, where parliament is located, to 'Webminster', branding it "insulting".
Facebook said it would ditch a corporate structure that helps minimise its UK tax bill, prompting lawmakers and campaigners to ask whether the arrangement had ever complied with UK tax rules.
Japanese technology group Fujitsu said it could be two years away from resolving a dispute with the UK government over a £700mil (then RM4.309bil) IT contract the Department of Health cancelled in 2008.
UK lawmakers accused Google of trying to fool Britons into believing it was a proponent of tax reform while remaining a prime beneficiary of loopholes in existing rules, and said if it was sincere the company would be more transparent over its tax affairs.
Britain's opposition Labour party demanded that the finance ministry explain how it arrived at a back tax payment by Internet giant Google that has put the government on the back foot.
A UK parliamentary committee will invite Google to testify about a back tax deal under which it will pay £130mil (RM788.71mil) to settle claims covering a 10-year period.