data privacy

United Nations suffers potential data breach
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data breaches

United Nations suffers potential data breach

Hackers could have breached the database long before the UN applied a patch
11 Jan 2021
Google sets a date for Chrome extension privacy revamp
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web browser

Google sets a date for Chrome extension privacy revamp

From January 18th, developers must be clear about how they're handling user data
10 Dec 2020
Biden team signals president-elect may target Section 230 and data privacy
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Policy & legislation

Biden team signals president-elect may target Section 230 and data privacy

Political change signals trouble for online platforms
4 Dec 2020
Web inventor Tim Berners-Lee launches Solid privacy platform for enterprises
privacy

Web inventor Tim Berners-Lee launches Solid privacy platform for enterprises

Solid’s early adopters include the BBC, NHS and NatWest Bank
9 Nov 2020
Cisco finds an increase in security concerns due to remote working
Security

Cisco finds an increase in security concerns due to remote working

Most companies see cyber security as extremely important amid the COVID-19 pandemic
21 Oct 2020
Mozilla and Brave release one-click method for online privacy requests
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Mozilla and Brave release one-click method for online privacy requests

Mozilla, Brave and other online privacy leaders have released a streamlined way to protect your privacy
7 Oct 2020
TikTok caught secretly spying on millions of iPhone users
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TikTok caught secretly spying on millions of iPhone users

Apple iOS apps can read the last thing copied to clipboard
29 Jun 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
US v Microsoft: data privacy case heads to Supreme Court
data protection

US v Microsoft: data privacy case heads to Supreme Court

Long-running case between Department of Justice and Microsoft is considered pivotal for data privacy rights in the UK
16 Oct 2017
Google and Apple see dramatic rise in requests for user data
Data privacy
data protection

Google and Apple see dramatic rise in requests for user data

The US government asked for the majority of account data between January and June 2017
3 Oct 2017
EU set to scrutinise Investigatory Powers surveillance laws
Surveillance
data protection

EU set to scrutinise Investigatory Powers surveillance laws

Tribunal notes that scrapping bulk data collection could 'cripple' UK spy agencies
11 Sep 2017
ECJ may extend "right to be forgotten" ruling outside EU
Business strategy

ECJ may extend "right to be forgotten" ruling outside EU

The three year legal battle between Google and France is nearly at its end
20 Jul 2017
Privacy International seeks to expose Five Eyes surveillance
data protection

Privacy International seeks to expose Five Eyes surveillance

Human rights group seeks details on spying agreement’s legal limitations
7 Jul 2017
Review agrees that DeepMind-NHS deal "lacked clarity"
Hospital IT
data protection

Review agrees that DeepMind-NHS deal "lacked clarity"

However independent panel finds that the NHS is ultimately responsible for any legal breach
5 Jul 2017
Liberty wins right to challenge Snooper’s Charter
Policy & legislation

Liberty wins right to challenge Snooper’s Charter

Campaign group's crowdfunded challenge gets High Court go-ahead
30 Jun 2017
The IT Pro view: Data protection and GDPR
data protection

The IT Pro view: Data protection and GDPR

Our opinions on the challenges, and opportunities, ahead
5 May 2017
Facebook denies targeting adverts at young teenagers
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Security

Facebook denies targeting adverts at young teenagers

Social network says research data was anonymous
2 May 2017
New tool masks your search habits from data harvesting ISPs
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IT regulation

New tool masks your search habits from data harvesting ISPs

'Internet Noise' is able to flood your search history with junk terms to throw off snooping advertisers
30 Mar 2017
The fight against the Investigatory Powers Bill isn't over
Security

The fight against the Investigatory Powers Bill isn't over

The Snooper's Charter may have been struck down - but it will be back
27 Feb 2017
Legal experts predict 600% surge in data protection disputes
Business strategy

Legal experts predict 600% surge in data protection disputes

Disputes could rocket by six times in next five years
21 Nov 2016
Facebook bars Admiral from analysing users' data
data protection

Facebook bars Admiral from analysing users' data

Car insurer wanted to use Facebook posts to determine quote discounts
2 Nov 2016
Facebook fails to throw out photo-tagging privacy lawsuit
data protection

Facebook fails to throw out photo-tagging privacy lawsuit

Citizens claim Facebook's facial-recognition software violates privacy
6 May 2016
BlackBerry supports government data requests
BlackBerry
data protection

BlackBerry supports government data requests

Canadian mobile maker says tech companies should be "good corporate citizens"
19 Apr 2016