ePrivacy Regulation: What is it and how does it affect me?
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ePrivacy Regulation: What is it and how does it affect me?

We look at the new rules designed to maintain user privacy in the digital age
13 Apr 2021
Apple and Google block NHS COVID-19 app update
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Apple and Google block NHS COVID-19 app update

The update breached the tech giant's rules about collecting and sharing location data
12 Apr 2021
Google accused of “illegally” tracking Android users
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Google accused of “illegally” tracking Android users

The AAID is unique to all Android devices and can be shared with third parties for more effective targeted advertising
7 Apr 2021
The pros and cons of facial recognition technology
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The pros and cons of facial recognition technology

Is it really worth risking user privacy in the name of efficiency and security?
26 Mar 2021
What is shoulder surfing?
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What is shoulder surfing?

This social engineering technique can pose a major security risk, so here's how to best protect against it
22 Mar 2021
Advocacy groups say new police bill threatens individuals' data and privacy rights
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Advocacy groups say new police bill threatens individuals' data and privacy rights

Groups claim bill will encourage 'digital strip searches'
18 Mar 2021
Google Privacy Sandbox added to US antitrust compaint
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Google Privacy Sandbox added to US antitrust compaint

The company's plan to replace third-party cookies forces advertisers to do business with Google, the complaint alleges
17 Mar 2021
Vodafone Spain fined £7 million for repeated GDPR breaches
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Vodafone Spain fined £7 million for repeated GDPR breaches

The firm had either been warned or fined smaller amounts on at least 50 occasions between January 2018 and February 2020
16 Mar 2021
Apple launches its privacy-label database
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Apple launches its privacy-label database

The labels reveal what type of data Apple apps collect when you use them
12 Mar 2021
How to wipe a laptop easily and securely
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Security

How to wipe a laptop easily and securely

Selling your laptop? Make sure that all your sensitive data is gone before it reaches its new owner
12 Mar 2021
UK seeks divergence from GDPR to 'fuel growth'
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UK seeks divergence from GDPR to 'fuel growth'

Experts warn that deviating too much from the EU's regime would jeopardise the UK’s fragile data adequacy status
12 Mar 2021
Next Information Commissioner will correct ‘imbalance’ favouring privacy rights
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Next Information Commissioner will correct ‘imbalance’ favouring privacy rights

The government will seek a successor to Elizabeth Denham who can focus not just on data protection but on innovation
9 Mar 2021
Apple faces another iOS privacy lawsuit in Europe
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Apple faces another iOS privacy lawsuit in Europe

The company is violating the EU’s GDPR rules with its iOS 14 operating system, French startup lobby claims
9 Mar 2021
How to enable private browsing on any device
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How to enable private browsing on any device

Want to know how to surf the web privately on Windows, Mac, iOS or Android devices? Here's our private browsing guide
8 Mar 2021
Data protection policies and procedures
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Data protection policies and procedures

Why your company needs them, and what they should include
5 Mar 2021
Senators question the privacy of cameras in Amazon delivery vans
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Senators question the privacy of cameras in Amazon delivery vans

Amazon claims they’re for safety only, but the senators are skeptical
4 Mar 2021
Virginia passes consumer data protection law
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Virginia passes consumer data protection law

Eastern state follows California in offering consumers opt-out for data processing
3 Mar 2021
Google rebuffs claims that Workspace is embedded with data protection risks
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Google rebuffs claims that Workspace is embedded with data protection risks

Privacy Company publishes DPIAs highlighting eight high-risk and three low-risk issues in G Suite Enterprise
3 Mar 2021
TikTok settles for $92m after being accused of harvesting biometric data
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TikTok settles for $92m after being accused of harvesting biometric data

Users had accused the social media platform of scanning their videos for facial features and sharing data with third-parties
26 Feb 2021
What is your digital footprint?
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Business strategy

What is your digital footprint?

Your digital footprint is always growing – so we explore how you can keep it under control
25 Feb 2021
WhatsApp presses ahead with privacy changes despite backlash
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WhatsApp presses ahead with privacy changes despite backlash

The news of the update resulted in millions of new downloads for rival services Telegram and Signal
19 Feb 2021
What are supercookies?
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What are supercookies?

Look! Up on the screen! Is it a cache? Is it a cookie? No! It’s a … supercookie?
17 Feb 2021
Petition urges EU regulators to ban biometric mass surveillance
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Petition urges EU regulators to ban biometric mass surveillance

Digital rights advocates say tools such as facial recognition bring 'internet-style omnipresent tracking to the offline world'
17 Feb 2021