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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. May 27, 2014

    Data brokers start to feel the net tighten

    Acxiom already knows a lot about you and 700m-plus other customers around the globe. But the data broker wants to know more....

  13. May 22, 2014

    Get that photo of me off the company website!

    From the manager’s chair An ex-employee has asked us to remove images of her from the company website. The photos are part...

  14. May 15, 2014

    Google to implement EU privacy ruling ‘within weeks’

    Google is expected to create a mechanism to request the removal of search results within “weeks” following an EU ruling that...

  15. May 14, 2014

    Data protection agencies gain power from Google defeat

    Although it was Europe’s highest court that reinterpreted the bloc’s privacy directives for the internet age, the task of...

  16. May 14, 2014

    Google should not erase the web’s memory

    Perhaps the European Court of Justice wants to equal the US Supreme Court in a display of poor judgment. That might explain...

  17. May 14, 2014

    Google and the search for privacy

    In what now seems like a different lifetime I worked as a junior reporter on The Daily Telegraph, then a fusty, traditional...

  18. May 13, 2014

    Europe’s Google privacy ruling brings risks

    Over the past year, European politics and public opinion have been vexed by the question of data privacy on the internet....

  19. May 13, 2014

    Web groups brace for flood of data requests

    Google and other US internet giants are braced for a blizzard of requests from European citizens demanding that sensitive...

  20. April 29, 2014

    Security questions for cloud storage providers

    Where are the data located? The physical location of your data can expose you to natural hazards such as fire and flood....

  21. April 29, 2014

    How much to reveal of cyber breaches?

    As cyber security finds its place on the corporate boardroom agenda, and breaches seem to be a daily occurrence, it is...

  22. April 29, 2014

    We need a ‘cloud diligence’ service

    Here’s a paradox. In one research study after another, trust in the cloud and the agility enabled by it are opposed to each...

  23. April 29, 2014

    Passwords to stay, despite the problems

    The death of the password has been greatly exaggerated. Back in 2004, Bill Gates, then chairman of Microsoft, said: “There...

  24. 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...

  25. 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...

  26. 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...

  27. 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,...

  28. 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...

  29. 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,...

  30. 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...

  31. 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...

  32. 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...

  33. 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...

  34. 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...

  35. 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...

  36. 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...

  37. 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...

  38. January 15, 2014

    Obama to give data safeguards to foreigners

    Barack Obama is planning to give foreigners some of the safeguards now afforded to Americans when their personal data are...

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