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German telecoms firm slapped with €10m GDPR fine

People could access sensitive customer data in some cases by only providing a name and date of birth
12 Dec 2019
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ORG claims voter profiles are inaccurate and illegal

Open Rights Group demands leading parties stop using claimants data for microtargeting election campaigns
9 Dec 2019
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UK-US data flow agreement could involve watering down standards

Leaked documents suggest the Privacy Shield will eventually make way for a much deeper trans-Atlantic relationship
6 Dec 2019
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Boris Johnson suggests UK will side with US over Huawei exclusion

His comments were made to world leaders at the Nato summit in Watford
5 Dec 2019
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Boris Johnson commits to UK tech tax despite US pressure

Trump warned this week that 100% tariffs would be slapped on French goods if its own tax plans went ahead
4 Dec 2019
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Businesses urged to continue IR35 preparations despite Conservative review pledge

Conservatives promise to review plans after opposition parties attack tax rule changes
3 Dec 2019
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Google's data collection to be scrutinised by EU antitrust investigators

The firm faces another probe into its business practices following US investigations in September
2 Dec 2019
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European Parliament under investigation over election data sharing

Legislature used a third-party firm thought to be at the centre of electoral controversy in the UK and US
29 Nov 2019
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Understanding the must-haves of modern data protection

Go beyond traditional backup and recovery
29 Nov 2019
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What is the 'right to be forgotten'?

Everything you need to know about the EU's data-removal ruling
28 Nov 2019
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German double murderer wins 'right to be forgotten' case

The latest in a long line of high-profile cases to result in a win for the complainant
28 Nov 2019
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Canadian watchdog says Brexit data firm broke privacy laws

AggregateIQ didn't do enough to ensure it had the right to share voter information with Facebook, report says
27 Nov 2019
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Uber denied licence to operate in London

Ride-hailing company has just 21 days to appeal the decision
25 Nov 2019
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Sir Tim Berners-Lee champions new rules designed to 'fix the internet'

The internet luminary wants the tech industry and governments to hold each other to account
25 Nov 2019
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Interest in UK tech roles slips amid Brexit crisis

Fears mount over UK skills shortfall as searches for European tech roles continues to boom
22 Nov 2019
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Facebook and Google data harvesting ‘violates human rights’

Amnesty International report rails against tech giants for creating a “golden age of surveillance”
21 Nov 2019
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ICO investigates Brexit Party for failing to hand over personal data

The data watchdog is keeping an eye on personal data as a political campaign asset
19 Nov 2019
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ICO appoints Data Ethics Advisor with a focus on GDPR

Ellis Parry will join the regulator to ensure it contributes to discussions on data ethics
19 Nov 2019
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Iran shuts down the internet to clamp down on fuel price protests

Unprecedented network blackout approaches three days as citizens revolt against fuel hike
19 Nov 2019
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CBI director: Labour’s free broadband plans born of “extreme ideology"

Organisation suggests the touted Openreach nationalisation sent a chill through boardrooms in the UK and abroad
18 Nov 2019
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US Huawei ban to be postponed for another three months

Extension will be the third reprieve since the embargo was issued
18 Nov 2019
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Microsoft overhauls its privacy policy amid EU concerns

Data processing responsibilities will be clearly defined on all commercial cloud contracts as of early 2020
18 Nov 2019
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Trends in modern data protection

A comprehensive view of the data protection landscape
15 Nov 2019