Australia steps closer to cross-border data transfers with US
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Policy & legislation

Australia steps closer to cross-border data transfers with US

A parliamentary committee has recommended 24 changes to a bill before Australia can share data with foreign countries
13 May 2021
Just 13% of iOS users opt into being tracked by third-party apps
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privacy

Just 13% of iOS users opt into being tracked by third-party apps

Most users are, as expected, choosing not to be tracked following the launch of Apple’s transparency tool
10 May 2021
The IT Pro Podcast: Should companies spy on their employees?
The IT Pro Podcast: Should companies spy on their employees?
privacy

The IT Pro Podcast: Should companies spy on their employees?

Where’s the line between security and surveillance?
7 May 2021
COVID vaccine passports will fail unless government wins public trust, ICO warns
The Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham
privacy

COVID vaccine passports will fail unless government wins public trust, ICO warns

Data watchdog's chief Elizabeth Denham warns that it’s not good enough to claim ‘this is important, so trust us’
5 May 2021
NHS app will be used as digital vaccine passport
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privacy

NHS app will be used as digital vaccine passport

Transport secretary Grant Shapps confirmed the plans ahead of the UK’s re-entry into international tourism
28 Apr 2021
iOS 14.5 privacy changes could have “major impact” on SMBs
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privacy

iOS 14.5 privacy changes could have “major impact” on SMBs

Experts warn SMB revenues could fall by as much as 50% as a result of Apple's App Tracking Transparency tool
27 Apr 2021
BigID launches freemium privacy management tool for SMBs
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data protection

BigID launches freemium privacy management tool for SMBs

Portal offers self-service privacy management for customers
26 Apr 2021
What is hacktivism?
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hacking

What is hacktivism?

From Anonymous to Omega, here’s everything you need to know about hackers with a conscience
22 Apr 2021
Addition of Palantir to list of Crown Commercial Service suppliers sparks backlash
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public sector

Addition of Palantir to list of Crown Commercial Service suppliers sparks backlash

The company will provide back office software to government departments and public sector bodies
22 Apr 2021
TikTok faces billion-pound legal battle over "illegal" data collection
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data protection

TikTok faces billion-pound legal battle over "illegal" data collection

The video-sharing platform is accused of collecting personal data belonging to millions of children in Europe
21 Apr 2021
UK gov warns Facebook's encryption plan could harm child safety
The Home Secretary Priti Patel
encryption

UK gov warns Facebook's encryption plan could harm child safety

Home secretary Priti Patel is set to deliver a speech on the dangerous effects of end-to-end encryption
19 Apr 2021
IT Pro News in Review: EU AI laws, the right to disconnect and NHS app privacy concerns
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privacy

IT Pro News in Review: EU AI laws, the right to disconnect and NHS app privacy concerns

Catch up on the top stories of the week in just two minutes
16 Apr 2021
ePrivacy Regulation: What is it and how does it affect me?
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privacy

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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privacy

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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privacy

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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privacy

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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social engineering

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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Policy & legislation

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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privacy

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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General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

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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iOS

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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data protection

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