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    1. 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 left...

    2. 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 are...

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    1. The Connected Business

      Different nations have developed varying rules and standards governing the use of pers...
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      A wave of drugs that harnesses the body’s immune system is fuelling optimism that scie...
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    1. 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, had...

    2. May 20, 2015

      Complexity of data rules weave 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...

    3. 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 of the...

    4. 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 fraud...

    5. 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 in...

    6. 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 by...

    7. 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...

    8. 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 long and...

    9. 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...

    10. 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 another...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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 of the...

    14. 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 been...

    15. 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 way...

    16. 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...

    17. 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 Song...

    18. 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...

    19. 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 technology...

    20. 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...

    21. 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 government...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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,...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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”...

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