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  1. April 10, 2014

    Microsoft cloud system wins EU privacy regulators’ approval

    Microsoft’s privacy changes to its online enterprise cloud storage system won EU regulators’ approval for meeting the bloc’s...

  2. April 8, 2014

    Watchdog to probe police ‘overuse’ of personal data

    Police may be overusing their power to access communications data from personal computers and mobile phones and should be...

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    Big data is challenging company workers at all levels, from delivery drivers to boardr...
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  1. April 8, 2014

    European Court of Justice rules EU data collection laws illegal

    Europe’s top court has ruled that EU law forcing telecommunications companies to store customer data for up to two years was...

  2. March 25, 2014

    Multi-drive back-ups come into their own when the cloud bursts

    A few weeks ago I received an urgent “tech support” call from my son Adam, who runs an online pet supplies start-up,...

  3. March 25, 2014

    Moral and legal points weigh on information use

    Data collection poses moral and legal issues for companies, but it is a field with as many grey areas as firm rules. 1Take...

  4. March 23, 2014

    Data brokers change labels describing poor

    They used to be called the “X-tra needy”. Now they just have “X-tra time on their hands”. These are the Bible-reading,...

  5. March 13, 2014

    Silicon Valley is turning our lives into an asset class

    In the past few decades, Wall Street has made finance a central feature of both the global economy and of our everyday lives...

  6. March 10, 2014

    Beny Steinmetz tests UK data laws in Global Witness dispute

    Should a campaign group that publishes information about alleged corruption have the same legal rights as journalists? That...

  7. March 7, 2014

    Abortion provider fined over data loss

    The UK’s leading independent abortion provider has been fined £200,000 after a hacker threatened to publish thousands of...

  8. February 23, 2014

    Stores mine rich seam of data on shoppers – but is it kept safe?

    Ever since Tesco, the UK supermarket group, developed its Clubcard customer loyalty scheme in the mid-1990s, retailers have...

  9. February 17, 2014

    Berlin must not erect a data wall

    Last October Angela Merkel, Germany’s chancellor, discovered that the US security services regularly listened to her mobile...

  10. February 16, 2014

    Angela Merkel backs EU internet to deter US spying

    Momentum for a radical response to the National Security Agency spy scandal is building after Germany’s chancellor backed...

  11. February 10, 2014

    Barclays push to regain trust suffers blow after blow

    The bad news is coming thick and fast for Barclays. The latest blow – the revelation that the UK bank has suffered one of...

  12. January 24, 2014

    FBI warns retailers of more cyber attacks

    The Federal Bureau of Investigation has warned US retailers they may face further cyber attacks after detecting 20 hacking...

  13. December 30, 2013

    Mapping out 2014

    The Financial Times does not do horoscopes. But that does not mean we shy away from predicting the future. As in previous...

  14. December 27, 2013

    Encrypted PIN data taken in Target breach

    The theft of credit and debit card data from Target extended to encrypted personal identification numbers, the retailer said...

  15. December 27, 2013

    Phone data: Tracking them tracking me

    Personal data has been transformed into a valuable new currency in the digital age, with revelations over government...

  16. December 19, 2013

    Verizon to release limited data request details

    Verizon Communications intends to disclose how many requests it receives for customer information from law enforcement...

  17. December 11, 2013

    Silicon Valley must keep the spies out of its honey trap

    The internet and social network companies of Silicon Valley enjoy one of the world’s most attractive business models. Offer...

  18. December 6, 2013

    EU data protection rules hit by surprise legal objection

    US tech companies such as Facebook and Google face the prospect of dealing with 28 different European data protection...

  19. November 26, 2013

    Brussels considers options to respond to NSA spying scandal

    Ever since Edward Snowden, the National Security Agency contractor-turned-whistleblower, revealed that US spies were...

  20. November 25, 2013

    EU accuses US of improperly trawling citizens’ online data

    Brussels is to warn Washington that US tech companies risk losing their exemption from privacy rules unless the US changes...

  21. November 19, 2013

    Mail.ru seeks to avoid prying NSA eyes in US expansion

    Russia’s largest internet company is expanding into the US, trying to lure customers by keeping the data from its services...

  22. November 18, 2013

    Online child abuse: target ‘dark web’, say technology experts

    Technology experts have warned that the hidden “dark web” needs to be targeted in tandem with search engine restrictions to...

  23. November 17, 2013

    Germany struggles to respond to NSA revelations

    Nowhere has the scandal over Washington’s mass spying generated a more visceral reaction than in Germany – not least over...

  24. November 6, 2013

    Max Mosley wins case against Google over sex images

    Max Mosley, the former Formula One racing chief, has won a landmark case against Google in Paris, forcing the company to...

  25. November 5, 2013

    Germany warns UK on spying

    Germany has warned Britain that using its embassy for electronic surveillance would be illegal under international law, in...

  26. November 4, 2013

    Tesco to check out its customer demographic with face scanners

    Once, it was only groceries that got scanned in Tesco. Now, your face could be too. The UK’s biggest grocer by sales is...

  27. November 4, 2013

    Data protection ruled out of EU-US trade talks

    Brussels has ruled out a German push to include data protection rules in a proposed EU-US free trade pact, arguing that it...

  28. November 3, 2013

    Berlin seeks privacy rules in EU-US trade pact

    Germany is to push for tough data protection controls to be included in a proposed EU-US free trade pact in the latest sign...

  29. October 31, 2013

    US admits surveillance on foreign governments ‘reached too far’

    John Kerry, US secretary of state, said on Thursday that US surveillance of foreign countries and governments had “reached...

  30. October 30, 2013

    Adobe says 38m customers hit by cyber security breach

    Adobe said on Wednesday that the extent of a major cyber security breach it suffered this summer was much wider than first...

  31. October 25, 2013

    Edward Snowden’s spying claims hamper US’s foreign goals

    When the US’s spy community asked Congress for a $53bn budget for this year, the agencies made sure to note their skills...

  32. October 25, 2013

    Victory for tech giants on EU data laws

    Google, Facebook and other US tech giants have won an important victory against EU efforts to restrict the sharing of...

  33. October 25, 2013

    US spying furore spurs EU to action on privacy

    When it first emerged that the US was snooping on millions of European citizens, EU states seemed reluctant to bolster the...

  34. October 24, 2013

    Restoring trust in the secret state

    In the imaginary rule book of Joseph Heller’s dystopia, Catch-22 says the authorities have a right to do anything we cannot...

  35. October 24, 2013

    Merkel floats EU-US privacy pact as anger mounts over spying

    European leaders denounced US spying practices on Thursday, with Angela Merkel, German chancellor, suggesting the EU needed...

  36. October 6, 2013

    Hacking of Adobe source code raises fears of cyber attacks

    The hacking of source code used by Adobe has raised fears of a wave of global attacks targeting personal and financial data...

  37. September 29, 2013

    Pregnancy apps raise fresh privacy concerns

    The computer engineers at BabyCenter are often among the first people women tell they are pregnant. Mothers-to-be go to...

  38. September 24, 2013

    Dilma Rousseff attacks US spying at UN

    Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff took her campaign against US spying to the UN on Tuesday, opening the organisation’s...

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