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ICO to relax GDPR enforcement during coronavirus economic downturn

Fines for data breaches likely to be much lower until organisations can recover
16 Apr 2020
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The NHS teams up with Apple and Google on coronavirus tracking app

The software will send alerts to people who have been in touch with infected users
14 Apr 2020
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Health sites are 'unlawfully' sharing medical data with Facebook and Google

Irish DPC warns that tracking allows sensitive information to be shared with major internet firms
7 Apr 2020
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Supreme Court rules Morrisons was not liable for 2014 data breach

Supermarket can't be held liable for the criminal actions of a former auditor who leaked financial data
1 Apr 2020
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UK government may trace COVID-19 patients using mobile phone data

The ICO pledges to take into account “compelling public interest” for any potential data protection violations
20 Mar 2020
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Irish data regulator racks up GDPR cases against Big Tech

Complaints soared by 75% in 2019 and multinational tech probes climbed to 21, although no fines were collected
24 Feb 2020
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EU-US data transfer tools used by Facebook ruled legal

Seven-year legal battle set to end after EU adviser decides standard contractual clauses are adequate
19 Dec 2019
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Arcserve UDP 9240DR review: Beef up your backups

A data protection host that has it all
4 Apr 2019
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ICO says Metropolitan Police breached data protection laws

The Matrix stores information of alleged gang members and victims which is shared with public bodies
23 Nov 2018
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GDPR doesn't just apply to digital data

If you think GDPR only covers digital systems, it’s time to think again.
18 Jul 2018
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Netgear ReadyNAS RN426 review

A good value 6-bay NAS appliance that teams up unbeatable data protection features with an impressive performance
9 Nov 2017
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What does GDPR mean to security?

GDPR can make cybercrime seem even more terrifying, but can actually be a tool to keep predators at bay
24 Oct 2017
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The white hat brigade

In the battle against cyber-crime, many hackers are working for the common good
23 Oct 2017
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Government's teen-oriented social media guidelines

Children’s Commissioner aims to make it easier for teens to understand the policies of social networking sites
29 Sep 2017
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Government seeks early data sharing deal with EU

Brexit might mean Brexit, but the UK is aiming for common data regulations with Europe
25 Aug 2017
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LinkedIn cannot block third-parties from data access

The ruling may have implications for social media users wishing to control how their data is collected
15 Aug 2017
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ICO investigating use of data in political campaigns

The investigation will determine if parties breached data protection laws
18 May 2017
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Facebook fined €110m over WhatsApp data sharing claims

Facebook hit by second European fine in two days
18 May 2017
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The IT Pro view: Data protection and GDPR

Our opinions on the challenges, and opportunities, ahead
5 May 2017
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Two men plead guilty to TalkTalk hack

Tamworth pair admit to offences under the Computer Misuse act
27 Apr 2017
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Uber sued over divorce

Mock the adulterous husband, but Uber should be better at protecting data
10 Feb 2017
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Beyond PCI compliance

As data protection demands evolve, so must managed service providers
23 Jan 2017
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1 in 4 UK workers reuse personal passwords at work

Survey reveals lax security habits of UK employees
6 Dec 2016