Data Protection

Doctor NHS

NHS England names care.data pilot programme areas

News 14 Oct, 2014 Rene Millman

Controversial data sharing programme to go ahead despite fears

Apple CEO Tim Cook

Apple CEO takes shots at Facebook & Google over data collection

News 16 Sep, 2014 Khidr Suleman

Apple's business is about selling products, not collecting info, says Tim Cook

Illegal download

Police arrest man over illegal sports streaming website

News 3 Sep, 2014 Rene Millman

Manchester man nabbed by Intellectual Property Crime unit

Spam email

ICO raids Welsh claims management firm over nuisance text alerts

News 21 Aug, 2014 Caroline Donnelly

Data protection watchdog said raid will help it ascertain whether or not to take enforcement action

Apple user data now stored on Chinese servers

News 18 Aug, 2014 Rosie Clarke

Consumer electronics giant confirms user data will now be stored on servers based in China

Snowden: Just 10% of NSA data is terrorism-related

News 7 Jul, 2014 Alex Hamilton

New documents released by Edward Snowden reveal that only 10 per cent of the NSA’s collected data pertains to possible illegal activity

Angry Birds, Squeaky Dolphin, NoseySmurf: The NSA programs you never knew about

Analysis & Insight 4 Jul, 2014 Alex Hamilton

IT Pro takes you on a run down of some of the major NSA projects that may have passed you by over the last 12 months

Banned

UK ISPs block 1/5 websites on child protection grounds

News 2 Jul, 2014 Alex Hamilton

ISPs are blocking perfectly legal web pages in an attempt to protect children from the internet, a study suggests

Police

UK Police woefully unequipped to handle data

News 25 Jun, 2014 Alex Hamilton

Only one in 17 police forces tested by the ICO have been found to adequately handle people’s data

EU firms ignore more than 40% of customer data requests

News 24 Jun, 2014 Alex Hamilton

EU companies are ignoring more than four out of ten data requests from their customers, it is claimed

Cyber war

GCHQ launches threat intelligence sharing pilot

News 19 Jun, 2014 Clare Hopping

The initiative will help providers of national infrastructure defend themselves against cyber attacks

web address

Home addresses to be published online by .uk domain firm Nominet

News 13 Jun, 2014 Alex Hamilton

A policy change by .uk domain company Nominet means "commercial" users will have their details publicly displayed

Data breach

Apple, Google & Microsoft set to notify users of government data requests

News 2 May, 2014 Alex Hamilton

Defying authorities, major companies mark their end of compliance with a bang

Privacy

Microsoft's enterprise cloud passes EU privacy standards

News 11 Apr, 2014 Clare Hopping

The company's services have been approved by 28 of the EU’s data protection authorities

Landline calls

Home improvement firm hit with £50k nuisance calls fine

News 3 Apr, 2014 Roland Moore-Colyer

Amber Windows is taken to task for breaching privacy laws with cold calls

Data protection

Kent Police fined £100k for abandoning confidential interview tapes

News 20 Mar, 2014 Clare Hopping

The ICO served the £100,000 fine to Gravesend Police after the tapes were found in disused offices.

Gates: Snowden "no hero"

News 14 Mar, 2014 Rene Millman

Some government surveillance is best kept secret says Microsoft founder.

government

NHS to face compulsory data protection audits

News 5 Mar, 2014 Caroline Donnelly

Government minister sets out plans for more pro-active approach to NHS data protection.

EU & Brazil to build undersea cable to thwart NSA snoopers

News 25 Feb, 2014 Rene Millman

Aims to establish £110 million secure communications network between Europe and Latin America

E-Ark gets £6 million to save digital data

News 4 Feb, 2014 Rene Millman

Project could help big data become future-proof

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