data privacy

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
France gives Facebook data privacy ultimatum
Facebook
data protection

France gives Facebook data privacy ultimatum

Social network has three months to rectify alleged legal breaches
9 Feb 2016
Why Privacy Shield will fail to protect our data
data protection

Why Privacy Shield will fail to protect our data

Safe Harbour’s replacement is based entirely on trust - what a big mistake
8 Feb 2016
Will the new Safe Harbour deal really protect your data?
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data protection

Will the new Safe Harbour deal really protect your data?

Businesses and campaigners react to Privacy Shield, the new EU-US data transfer agreement
2 Feb 2016
Data Privacy Day should highlight sins of Snooper's Charter
Internet privacy
data protection

Data Privacy Day should highlight sins of Snooper's Charter

The Investigatory Powers Bill remains the UK's biggest threat to privacy, says Davey Winder
28 Jan 2016
5 cyber security predictions for 2016
Hacker hand
Security

5 cyber security predictions for 2016

How to defend your business against the worst hackers have to offer in the New Year
30 Dec 2015
Why Facebook's real customers are advertisers
Security

Why Facebook's real customers are advertisers

Poor user experience on alternative social networks keeps users on Facebook, say experts at ISSE
11 Nov 2015
Microsoft heads back to court in data sovereignty row
Policy & legislation

Microsoft heads back to court in data sovereignty row

Tech firm to argue against handing over email data in New York court appeal
9 Sep 2015
EFF proposes 'Do Not Track' option to boost online privacy
Software

EFF proposes 'Do Not Track' option to boost online privacy

Electronic Frontier Foundation proposal would stop websites and advertisers from tracking users
5 Aug 2015
High Court rules DRIPA is unlawful
data protection

High Court rules DRIPA is unlawful

Government must scrap emergency surveillance legislation as it does not comply with human rights
17 Jul 2015
WhatsApp among worst-rated companies in privacy study
WhatsApp, Web app, Messaging
Security

WhatsApp among worst-rated companies in privacy study

Electronic Frontier Foundation gives messaging app one star out of five for security
22 Jun 2015
Gov denies Verify could be used to spy on you
Government
News

Gov denies Verify could be used to spy on you

GDS issues rebuttal to paper claiming identity assurance scheme degrades your privacy
22 Jun 2015
Privacy groups attack latest EU data protection proposals
European Commission
data protection

Privacy groups attack latest EU data protection proposals

The current proposed set of laws are far weaker than previous versions, warn campaigners
16 Jun 2015
Care.data scheme due to restart by launching pilots
data protection

Care.data scheme due to restart by launching pilots

Pilots pencil summer launch dates in diary, but HSCIC says it lacks resources to process lots of opt-outs
12 Jun 2015
Businesses 'will have to abide by EU laws following Brexit'
Europe
Security

Businesses 'will have to abide by EU laws following Brexit'

"Yes" vote in EU referendum won't remove UK from data protection regulations, warns lawyer
10 Jun 2015
Developer tracks locations of Facebook Messenger users
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data protection

Developer tracks locations of Facebook Messenger users

Harvard student labels app ‘Marauders Map’ as it tracks movements of social network users
29 May 2015