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    1. May 22, 2015

      The case that dragged bankers into the Snapchat generation

      Can billion-dollar fines and felony charges bring cultural change in finance? Or do they just remind the banking industry...

    2. 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...

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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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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. May 15, 2015

      Belgian regulator says Facebook ‘tramples’ over privacy laws

      Belgium’s data protection watchdog says Facebook “tramples” over European privacy laws. Willem Debeuckelaere, president of...

    8. 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...

    9. May 4, 2015

      Europe’s timid embrace of the digital economy

      Spend too long in Brussels or Strasbourg and you might diagnose Europe with chronic technophobia. Every digital innovation...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    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. March 27, 2015

      Google loses bid to block UK privacy lawsuits

      Google has failed in a bid to block users from pursuing it in the UK courts, after a group of them was given the right to...

    14. 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...

    15. March 13, 2015

      Why Hillary Clinton’s cyber life is an issue

      Hillary Clinton has a problem. She can talk all she wants about why she used her private email account to conduct public...

    16. March 12, 2015

      @Muffin man and other nursery rhymes for the times

      What with Apple watches, the internet of things, cloud computing, social media and driverless cars, it is clear we need a...

    17. March 12, 2015

      Asia considers ‘right to be forgotten’ ruling prompted by Google

      When Mario Costeja González asked Google to remove search results relating to the forced sale of his house, the Spanish...

    18. February 26, 2015

      Google shapes up for the journey to adulthood

      Were Google a human being, it would still be too young to vote. Yet the US technology group, which was founded in 1998, has...

    19. February 25, 2015

      Google shakes up European units in face of tougher rules

      Google is overhauling its European business to meet the challenge of a changing and more combative regulatory landscape on...

    20. February 23, 2015

      Yahoo executive and NSA chief clash over online data privacy

      A Yahoo executive clashed with the new head of the National Security Agency at a conference on Monday as tensions continued...

    21. 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...

    22. February 19, 2015

      Google joins fight to curb US data hunt

      Google has joined the battle against efforts by US law enforcement agencies to search for personal data held on servers...

    23. February 6, 2015

      Turkey tops list of Twitter complainants

      Turkey has greatly stepped up its efforts to rein in social media, accounting for more than 90 per cent of all posts...

    24. February 6, 2015

      Google risks legal action over ‘right to be forgotten’ report

      Google could face legal action after Europe’s privacy watchdogs rejected the conclusions of an independent group of experts...

    25. February 6, 2015

      UK mass surveillance regime was unlawful, rules judge

      The regime governing mass surveillance by UK security services breached human rights laws until late last year, according to...

    26. 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...

    27. January 27, 2015

      The internet of things keeps one step ahead of the law

      Since the advent of the internet the law has struggled to keep up with advances in technology. While increasing numbers of...

    28. January 27, 2015

      Connected devices: wealth of opportunity carries enormous risk

      One sober voice stood out amid the whizz-bangs of the International Consumer Electronics Show, the technology industry’s...

    29. January 27, 2015

      Wickr launches encrypted Facebook feature

      Cute pictures of kittens could help privacy-conscious consumers disguise the photos they upload to Facebook with a new...

    30. 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...

    31. January 14, 2015

      Google asks High Court to reject privacy lawsuit from Mosley

      Internet search engine Google has asked the High Court in London to reject a lawsuit brought by Max Mosley, the former...

    32. January 14, 2015

      Marriott saga shows hotels must stop the WiFi racket

      In October, Marriott International paid a $600,000 civil penalty for jamming its US customers’ WiFi services. Just before...

    33. 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...

    34. December 16, 2014

      View: Police must face up to cyber threats

      While internet attacks on big-name companies and organisations regularly attract the eye of the world’s media, far less...

    35. 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...

    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 8, 2014

      Leaks boost privacy start-ups

      Companies that aim to provide better standards of privacy for internet users are hoping to seduce the mass market next year,...

    38. December 5, 2014

      Mass surveillance regime is lawful, says secret UK tribunal

      The UK’s legal framework governing mass surveillance techniques by the security services is lawful and does not breach human...

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