NHS coronavirus tracing app tested at RAF base
data protection

NHS coronavirus tracing app tested at RAF base

Health secretary Matt Hancock says early trials are "going well"
23 Apr 2020
UK currently 'too technically limited' for an effective coronavirus app
Development

UK currently 'too technically limited' for an effective coronavirus app

There are too many technological and social barriers for contact tracing to work properly, a research body claims
20 Apr 2020
Nine top GDPR tips for email marketing strategies
Email surveillance
General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

Nine top GDPR tips for email marketing strategies

It's not all doom and gloom – here's how you can make GDPR work for you
17 Apr 2020
The NHS teams up with Apple and Google on coronavirus tracking app
privacy

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
Health sites are 'unlawfully' sharing medical data with Facebook and Google
data protection

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
Supreme Court rules Morrisons was not liable for 2014 data breach
data protection

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
Marriott data breach exposes personal data of 5.2 million guests
Marriott hotel sign
data breaches

Marriott data breach exposes personal data of 5.2 million guests

The hotel chain has notified guests of a second massive data breach within 18 months
31 Mar 2020
KCL and NIHR launch symptom-tracking app to slow coronavirus spread
data protection

KCL and NIHR launch symptom-tracking app to slow coronavirus spread

The COVID Symptom Tracker has made it to the top of the App Store’s Medical apps charts
26 Mar 2020
UK government may trace COVID-19 patients using mobile phone data
privacy

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
Multiple data protection vendors put business information at risk, says Dell
data protection

Multiple data protection vendors put business information at risk, says Dell

Organisations also lack confidence their data protection services are fit-for-purpose, research finds
12 Mar 2020
What is GDPR? Everything you need to know
Policy & legislation

What is GDPR? Everything you need to know

Does your organisation comply with the toughest ever set of data protection rules?
11 Mar 2020
150,000 Boots Advantage Card accounts affected by password stuffing
data protection

150,000 Boots Advantage Card accounts affected by password stuffing

The company's IT team discovered "unusual activity" on numerous accounts
5 Mar 2020
C3UK exposes 10,000 commuters' data
data protection

C3UK exposes 10,000 commuters' data

The unsecured database contained some 146 million records
3 Mar 2020
Third of small businesses don’t feel GDPR applies to them
GDPR readiness
General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

Third of small businesses don’t feel GDPR applies to them

SMBs have struggled to implement aspects of the laws like conducting impact assessments or auditing third-party data
2 Mar 2020
Samsung website error exposes UK customer data
data protection

Samsung website error exposes UK customer data

The data breach is the latest of Samsung’s “technical errors”
26 Feb 2020
Irish data regulator racks up GDPR cases against Big Tech
General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

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
Government data at risk as departments lose thousands of devices
Hardware

Government data at risk as departments lose thousands of devices

FOI request reveals Ministry of Defence is the worst offender, with 767 devices lost in a year
21 Feb 2020
Google to shift UK user data to the US post-Brexit
data protection

Google to shift UK user data to the US post-Brexit

The decision is driven by fears the UK may step out-of-sync with the EU's data protection laws
20 Feb 2020
Keir Starmer leadership camp denies ‘data scraping’ allegations
data protection

Keir Starmer leadership camp denies ‘data scraping’ allegations

Members of his team argue they were pen-testing the Labour Party membership database
10 Feb 2020
Open Rights Group calls for government to protect data post-Brexit
data protection

Open Rights Group calls for government to protect data post-Brexit

ORG warns UK government not to let US push it into weaker data protection laws
28 Jan 2020
Avast expands opt-out after data-sharing investigation
data protection

Avast expands opt-out after data-sharing investigation

Security company will ask all users of its free antivirus if they are willing to let their browsing data be shared with third parties
28 Jan 2020
Netherlands raises concerns on UK data adequacy after EU database copying incident
European Union Parliament Flags
data protection

Netherlands raises concerns on UK data adequacy after EU database copying incident

The UK faces the challenge of convincing Europe that its post-Brexit data protection will be adequate
27 Jan 2020
GDPR compliance is the key to a smooth transition through Brexit
data protection

GDPR compliance is the key to a smooth transition through Brexit

Brexit's effect on data laws demands that data management remains a top business priority for UK organisations
27 Jan 2020
MPs urge clampdown on ‘dodgy data misuse’ in elections
big data

MPs urge clampdown on ‘dodgy data misuse’ in elections

Limitless fines have been proposed for those who break election rules
21 Jan 2020