Google bans ‘stalkerware’ from Play store
spyware

Google bans ‘stalkerware’ from Play store

The ban excludes enterprise management tools and those used by parents to track the whereabouts of their children
17 Sep 2020
Plans to share pregnant women’s alcohol intake ‘could breach GDPR’
General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

Plans to share pregnant women’s alcohol intake ‘could breach GDPR’

BPAS says move would be in contravention of GDPR and the Data Protection Act 2018
16 Sep 2020
What is private browsing?
Security

What is private browsing?

Private-browsing capabilities are baked into the internet browsers you use everyday. Here's why it's important
15 Sep 2020
Zenhua data leak contained Boris Johnson's personal data
data governance

Zenhua data leak contained Boris Johnson's personal data

Information on the prime minister has been collected by a Shenzen firm with alleged links to the Chinese Communist Party
14 Sep 2020
England and Wales' contact-tracing app will launch this month
Development

England and Wales' contact-tracing app will launch this month

The NHS app ensures that users’ data is stored on their smartphones as opposed to a public database
14 Sep 2020
How businesses were left to scramble over data collection for coronavirus contact tracing
data protection

How businesses were left to scramble over data collection for coronavirus contact tracing

The lack of sufficient advice has opened the door for third-party tech firms to normalise massive-scale data harvesting
9 Sep 2020
Matt Hancock commits to ‘data deregulation’ drive across the NHS
public sector

Matt Hancock commits to ‘data deregulation’ drive across the NHS

The health secretary blasts privacy-first culture as the chief barrier to innovation despite growing number of success stories
8 Sep 2020
Apple delays iOS 14 privacy changes after Facebook pressure
privacy

Apple delays iOS 14 privacy changes after Facebook pressure

The social network complained that limiting the potential to target iOS users would see developers’ revenues collapse
4 Sep 2020
Android and iOS updates pave the way for app-free contact tracing
Development

Android and iOS updates pave the way for app-free contact tracing

The latest OS upgrades will allow authorities to manage COVID-19 outbreaks by sending notifications direct to handsets
2 Sep 2020
InfoSum raises $15.1M in Series A funding round
Database graphic
privacy

InfoSum raises $15.1M in Series A funding round

Funding to help drive InfoSum’s expansion across both North America and Europe
1 Sep 2020
TikTok’s UK presence threatened as gov considers restrictions
Policy & legislation

TikTok’s UK presence threatened as gov considers restrictions

Chinese company could be prevented from moving users' data abroad as it plots global HQ move
27 Aug 2020
The pros and cons of facial recognition technology
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privacy

The pros and cons of facial recognition technology

Is it really worth risking user privacy in the name of efficiency and security?
25 Aug 2020
MPs turn on the ICO over contact-tracing fiasco
Information Commissioner

MPs turn on the ICO over contact-tracing fiasco

Open Rights Group says there is "something rotten at the heart of the ICO" for not acting on the government's "unlawful behaviour"
21 Aug 2020
Researchers say Premom shared data without user consent
privacy

Researchers say Premom shared data without user consent

IDAC claims Premom shared user data with Chinese advertising companies without user permission
20 Aug 2020
How tech traps domestic abuse victims
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privacy

How tech traps domestic abuse victims

From stalkerware to smart home speakers, tech is an unwelcome enabler for abusers
13 Aug 2020
TikTok accused of using Android loophole to track users
privacy

TikTok accused of using Android loophole to track users

The company reportedly went against Google Play's guidelines to collect and track users’ MAC addresses
12 Aug 2020
Police use of facial recognition ruled unlawful in the UK
privacy

Police use of facial recognition ruled unlawful in the UK

The groundbreaking judgement finds the surveillance tool breaches rights
11 Aug 2020
NSA warns smartphone users of ‘large scale data tracking’
privacy

NSA warns smartphone users of ‘large scale data tracking’

Common features like Bluetooth and Wi-Fi can reveal sensitive details about users like their daily routines
5 Aug 2020
Facebook sues EU watchdog for invading employees' privacy
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privacy

Facebook sues EU watchdog for invading employees' privacy

Documents requested by the European Commission reportedly contain sensitive information including health data
28 Jul 2020
Google faces lawsuit over unsolicited data tracking
privacy

Google faces lawsuit over unsolicited data tracking

Google's actions allegedly violate the California privacy laws and the federal wiretap law
15 Jul 2020
Supermarket chain faces GDPR probe over facial recognition system
General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

Supermarket chain faces GDPR probe over facial recognition system

Spanish data regulator launches inquiry just four days after AI system's rollout
14 Jul 2020
Why I’m leading a browser double life
web browser

Why I’m leading a browser double life

There are benefits to using more than one browser
8 Jul 2020
Facebook, Google and Microsoft stop processing Hong Kong data requests
privacy

Facebook, Google and Microsoft stop processing Hong Kong data requests

Move follows the implementation of a new security law that criminalises protests
7 Jul 2020