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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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”...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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....

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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....

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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....

    38. May 13, 2014

      EU backs ‘the right to be forgotten’

      The EU’s decision on Tuesday to back a “right to be forgotten” is the latest move by European authorities to bolster its...

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