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    1. August 30, 2015

      Banks warn over European privacy rules

      Banks are lobbying Brussels over a sweeping overhaul of the EU’s privacy rules, which would make it harder for lenders...

    2. August 28, 2015

      Ashley Madison group chief Noel Biderman quits after data breach

      The chief executive of Avid Life Media, the parent company of adultery website Ashley Madison has stepped down,...

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    1. August 21, 2015

      Ashley Madison chief faces challenge to sort out his affairs

      Posing appears to be top of the job description for Ashley Madison’s chief executive Noel Biderman. Whether it is...

    2. July 30, 2015

      Cyber insecurity: Going dark

      Growing impatient with the restrained debate among the Washington policy wonks, the bearded Silicon Valley engineer...

    3. July 17, 2015

      Morrison employee jailed for leaking private data on staff

      A supermarket employee who posted sensitive data online on almost 100,000 Wm Morrison staff has been jailed for eight...

    4. July 15, 2015

      Belgian data watchdog defends its ‘political’ Facebook case

      The head of Belgium’s data protection agency has defended its “politically motivated” decision to sue Facebook over...

    5. July 15, 2015

      Vodafone outlines government efforts to censor telecoms networks

      Governments regularly block content, engage in censorship on telecoms networks and restrict freedom of expression,...

    6. July 2, 2015

      UK complaints soar over abuse of private data

      Complaints about abuse of privacy and electronic communications data have soared in the past year, according to the...

    7. July 1, 2015

      Facebook wins latest case in class action privacy battle

      Facebook has won its latest case in a long-running legal battle with an Austrian law student who attempted to sue the...

    8. June 14, 2015

      EU members poised to back online privacy rules

      All 28 EU nations are today set to sign up to landmark online privacy rules intended to protect consumers, despite...

    9. June 11, 2015

      Watchdog calls for overhaul of ‘intolerable’ antiterror law

      UK intelligence agencies should retain the power to access bulk internet data on the condition that warrants are signed...

    10. June 9, 2015

      Geeks like me put others off safe surfing

      It was disappointing when my father knocked almond butter off my mental healthy food shelf. Retirement has given him a...

    11. May 25, 2015

      Taking more care of the growing silver economy

      On a visit home to Britain Robert Hughes, who works in the US, overheard his mother on the phone to a telesales agent....

    12. May 20, 2015

      Fear of reputational damage after security leaks may be overhyped

      For the second time in just over a year, beauty products retailer Sally Beauty Holdings is investigating reports of...

    13. May 20, 2015

      Conflict over data ownership lies ahead

      Consumers and companies are at odds over the data economy. Companies — which saw General Electric make more than $1bn...

    14. May 20, 2015

      Simple steps to protecting your data

      Protecting personal data need not be complicated, and for anyone in doubt of how to go about it, the eight principles...

    15. May 20, 2015

      Complexity of data rules weaves a tangled global web

      Mario Costeja González has no particular axe to grind with Google. Indeed, he likes and uses the search engine. But the...

    16. May 20, 2015

      Why it’s OK to be rude on a computer

      Secret, a social network based on allowing people to post without revealing their identities, shut down last month, and...

    17. May 20, 2015

      European court ruling: Storm over the ‘right to be forgotten’ rumbles on

      Twelve months on and the consequences of the European Court of Justice’s decision on the “right to be forgotten” online...

    18. May 20, 2015

      EU toughens its data protection regime

      Things were different in 1995. Netscape was the world’s most popular browser, an online bookseller in Seattle, Amazon,...

    19. May 6, 2015

      The storm over snooping moves to Paris and Berlin

      Few actions have sown more dissension among western nations than Edward Snowden’s revelations about mass surveillance...

    20. April 28, 2015

      Personal data: time to argue about money, not privacy

      Hernando de Soto, the Peruvian economist whose work centred on the informal economy and property rights, has much to...

    21. April 28, 2015

      US tech groups spawn a fight between Europe’s data regulators

      Google, Facebook, Apple and now Twitter: the list of companies that submit to Ireland’s data protection regime is a...

    22. April 27, 2015

      The political storm over the Googleplex

      Google regularly tops the list of companies that students want to work for and, visiting its Silicon Valley campus last...

    23. April 23, 2015

      The internet’s dark corners cannot be without laws

      The sophisticated encryption software that now comes as standard with many electronic gadgets is, in many ways, just...

    24. April 16, 2015

      Warnings over electoral register data

      The government has spent £2.5m encouraging citizens to register to vote before next month’s general election, but some...

    25. April 14, 2015

      Business alarmed at Chinese plans to curb data transfer

      China is building a “big data dam” to rival the Great Firewall blocking the internet, say US business leaders concerned...

    26. April 9, 2015

      Taking on the smart criminals

      In the mid-1990s, Marc Goodman, then an investigator in the Los Angeles Police Department, tried to convince his boss...

    27. March 30, 2015

      Watchdog probes sale of financial data

      The UK’s data watchdog is investigating claims that financial details of thousands of people approaching retirement has...

    28. March 24, 2015

      US tech giants face fresh fight with Europe over privacy

      An Austrian student could force companies such as Facebook to overhaul their European businesses after challenging the...

    29. March 17, 2015

      Google’s digital ‘security shaming’ campaign

      It was drama I hadn’t anticipated when ordering an air bed online. Google Chrome warned that the website I visited was...

    30. March 12, 2015

      EU data protection rules shake-up set to rile US tech groups

      EU member states are expected to back data protection reforms that US technology groups have labelled a “Eurovision...

    31. February 23, 2015

      Facebook’s new privacy policy violates European law, report finds

      Facebook has been accused of violating EU data protection rules as the social network became the latest US technology...

    32. February 16, 2015

      Carmakers urged to accelerate drive to keep vehicle data secure

      A UK government adviser has warned that car manufacturers are paying insufficient attention to keeping vehicle...

    33. February 10, 2015

      Why couch potatoes choose to relinquish their private lives

      Big Telly is watching you. Consumers have been put on alert about Samsung’s “sinister” SmartTV, a model operated by the...

    34. February 2, 2015

      Tyrants will find the key to the internet’s back door

      Should the citizens of a democratic state be free to communicate over electronic networks hardened against any...

    35. January 28, 2015

      Career Counsel: Keep cloud data safe

      The iCloud leak of celebrity photos has left me wondering whether it is really safe to move my important business...

    36. January 20, 2015

      Microsoft calls for data sharing agreement between US and EU

      Microsoft’s top lawyer has called for an accord between the EU and the US to make it easier for law enforcement...

    37. January 19, 2015

      UK editors seek reform of police access to journalists’ records

      Editors of all the UK’s national newspapers have written to David Cameron calling for surveillance laws to be reformed...

    38. January 14, 2015

      BMW sounds alarm over tech companies seeking connected car data

      Technology companies and advertisers are putting pressure on carmakers to pass on data collected by connected cars, BMW...

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