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    1. 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 authorities...

    2. 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 to...

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    1. 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 has...

    2. January 12, 2015

      Obama calls for cyber security bill ahead of Centcom Twitter hacking

      President Barack Obama unveiled a new plan to boost cyber security on Monday just as hackers claiming to be Islamist...

    3. January 11, 2015

      Europe is wrong to take a sledgehammer to Big Google

      It is the continent’s favourite hobby, and even the European Parliament cannot resist: having a pop at the world’s biggest...

    4. January 6, 2015

      US regulator warns technology groups on privacy

      Technology companies need to work harder to protect consumer privacy and security, a senior US regulator warned on Tuesday,...

    5. January 6, 2015

      Moonpig halts app purchases as it probes security flaw claim

      Moonpig has suspended purchases of its personalised greetings cards through mobile apps while it investigates claims that...

    6. January 1, 2015

      Europe’s best days on the internet could lie ahead

      “Don’t get mad, get even,” advised Robert F Kennedy. European governments have been doing both in response to the threat of...

    7. December 21, 2014

      Israeli billionaire fails to silence critic over mine deal

      An Israeli diamond billionaire is facing defeat in an audacious attempt to use data protection laws to stifle one of his...

    8. December 19, 2014

      Amy Pascal: A studio boss caught in real-life thriller

      From Senate intelligence committee rebukes over factual inaccuracies in the film Zero Dark Thirty to stinging criticism from...

    9. December 18, 2014

      Sony’s surrender is a setback for free speech

      Cyber attacks have become a familiar, if depressing, feature of modern corporate life. For the most part they are small in...

    10. December 15, 2014

      Google facing prospect of €15m fine from Dutch regulators

      Google faces its largest ever fine from a European regulator after the Dutch Data Protection Agency threatened the...

    11. December 15, 2014

      Sony tells media to ignore hacked emails

      Sony Pictures Entertainment has warned media outlets they could face legal action if they report the contents of stolen...

    12. December 8, 2014

      UK watchdog intervenes in Google case

      The UK’s privacy watchdog has made an unusual last-minute intervention in a case that pits Google against three internet...

    13. December 3, 2014

      Career Counsel: What do I need do to avoid EU data protection fines in 2017?

      I have been told that new data protection legislation is being introduced by the EU. How is this going to affect my...

    14. November 26, 2014

      Europe’s demands on Google mount

      Google was under fire on two fronts in Europe on Wednesday as privacy watchdogs told it to apply the “right to be forgotten”...

    15. November 19, 2014

      Uber tries to head off privacy criticism

      Uber has moved to head off further criticism about how it handles the huge trove of personal data that it holds on its...

    16. November 7, 2014

      UK intelligence agencies spied on lawyers and clients

      UK intelligence services have routinely intercepted confidential communications between lawyers and their clients, official...

    17. November 4, 2014

      Technology groups hit back at spy chief claims

      Technology companies and industry insiders have rejected accusations that they are not doing enough in the fight against...

    18. October 23, 2014

      Amazon to open German data centres to soothe European concerns

      Amazon will offer its corporate customers the option of running internet services and holding data in Germany as it...

    19. September 26, 2014

      Society needs to ensure that cancer survivors can get their lives back

      Survival rates of cancer patients have increased impressively over the years due to early diagnosis, innovative drugs and...

    20. September 14, 2014

      Data protection in the age of consent

      Unexpectedly finding a picture of oneself frolicking at a somewhat frivolous club night on a tabloid website is pretty much...

    21. September 12, 2014

      Yahoo faced fines over NSA compliance

      The US government threatened to fine Yahoo $250,000 per day if the internet company refused to comply with its requests for...

    22. September 2, 2014

      Banks want to keep your digital ID in their vaults

      Forget current accounts and savings bonds. Britain’s high street banks believe their future role will be as repositories of...

    23. August 21, 2014

      Watchdog raids Welsh call-centre as part of spam text crackdown

      A call-centre in Wales has been raided as part of a wider crackdown on nuisance text messages by the UK’s privacy watchdog....

    24. August 15, 2014

      The trouble with online trolls is that they may be right

      For a long time, online trolling has seemed like the signature annoyance of the information revolution, much as air...

    25. August 4, 2014

      Digital trade: Data protectionism

      Mary Huang has a tantalising vision for the fashion industry: her shoe designs are turned out by 3D printers rather than...

    26. July 15, 2014

      Privacy watchdog receives record numbers of complaints

      The UK’s privacy watchdog has received a record number of complaints from people increasingly worried about how their...

    27. July 13, 2014

      Secretive court to hear state surveillance complaints

      A secretive UK court that investigates complaints against intelligence agencies will this week hear the first of a series of...

    28. July 11, 2014

      Insurers mine customers’ finance records to set premiums

      It is the unlikely question that could save your life. Next time a colleague offers you a lift home, ask the driver if he...

    29. July 10, 2014

      Telecoms industry welcomes data proposals

      Mobile phone networks and internet service providers have been warning the government for weeks that they were unsure about...

    30. July 10, 2014

      UK unveils emergency data law to underpin security surveillance

      David Cameron is to push though emergency laws to allow police and security agencies to maintain access to phone and email...

    31. July 3, 2014

      Google’s removal of BBC article raises censorship fears

      British politicians and EU officials expressed concern on Thursday after it emerged that a seven-year-old article...

    32. June 30, 2014

      EU slams US over Microsoft privacy case

      A US attempt to force Microsoft to hand over emails held on servers in Ireland has drawn a strong rebuke from Brussels in...

    33. June 27, 2014

      Tech groups race to reinvent passwords

      Companies and consumers are risking their most sensitive information online by relying on an authentication method that...

    34. June 24, 2014

      Theresa May attacks internet companies’ intrusion on privacy

      Theresa May accused internet companies of intruding on customers’ privacy for commercial gain as she tried to reignite her...

    35. June 23, 2014

      Cloud security start-up Skyhigh Networks raises $40m

      Skyhigh Networks, a cloud security start-up, has raised funding from Salesforce.com and venture capitalists, as companies...

    36. June 17, 2014

      UK has power to monitor citizens on social media, says counter-terrorism chief

      The British government has the legal power to monitor citizens’ activities on Facebook, Google and Twitter without specific...

    37. May 28, 2014

      Lookout launches ‘theftie’ to help catch phone thieves

      Move over preening selfie-snappers, the smartphone camera is being harnessed as the latest crime-fighting tool with the...

    38. May 27, 2014

      Google could face ‘cyber courts’ in Germany over privacy rights

      Germany is considering the creation of special “cyber courts” to rule on clashes between individuals seeking to protect...

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