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    1. July 30, 2015

      Cyber insecurity: Going dark

      Growing impatient with the restrained debate among the Washington policy wonks, the bearded Silicon Valley engineer...

    2. July 30, 2015

      Google disobeys French request to extend ‘right to be forgotten’

      Google will disobey a formal notice from France’s privacy watchdog which has demanded the company extends Europe’s...

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    1. July 17, 2015

      Morrison employee jailed for leaking private data on staff

      A supermarket employee who posted sensitive data online on almost 100,000 Wm Morrison staff has been jailed for eight...

    2. July 15, 2015

      Belgian data watchdog defends its ‘political’ Facebook case

      The head of Belgium’s data protection agency has defended its “politically motivated” decision to sue Facebook over...

    3. July 15, 2015

      Vodafone outlines government efforts to censor telecoms networks

      Governments regularly block content, engage in censorship on telecoms networks and restrict freedom of expression,...

    4. July 8, 2015

      Tech experts in fight for web security

      Prominent technology experts have warned that US and UK government demands for greater powers to crack encrypted...

    5. July 1, 2015

      Facebook wins latest case in class action privacy battle

      Facebook has won its latest case in a long-running legal battle with an Austrian law student who attempted to sue the...

    6. June 30, 2015

      Cash for personal data does not add up, says Ipsos boss

      Companies should not offer to pay people for personal data because the rich will simply opt out, says the head of one...

    7. June 24, 2015

      The hotel that lets you kill the internet

      Desperate times call for desperate measures. One luxury hotel company has come up with the ultimate way to help its...

    8. June 17, 2015

      Patient records are target for cyber crooks

      The healthcare industry has become a treasure trove of data worth more than financial information and the sector could...

    9. June 16, 2015

      Breakdown in US talks on facial-recognition rules

      Privacy advocates in the US have backed out of talks to agree a voluntary code of conduct for the use of facial...

    10. June 14, 2015

      EU members poised to back online privacy rules

      All 28 EU nations are today set to sign up to landmark online privacy rules intended to protect consumers, despite...

    11. June 11, 2015

      Watchdog calls for overhaul of ‘intolerable’ antiterror law

      UK intelligence agencies should retain the power to access bulk internet data on the condition that warrants are signed...

    12. June 11, 2015

      Apple to enable iPhone users to block ads

      Apple has paved the way for iPhone users to block online advertising on its Safari web browser, in a move that...

    13. June 2, 2015

      Tech sector figures warn of hit from planned UK data law

      The UK technology industry is already being hit by the “snooper’s charter”, or government plans to allow greater...

    14. June 1, 2015

      Police requests for private data pass 700,000 in two years

      Police forces in the UK made more than 700,000 requests for data on people’s texts, emails, phone calls or web searches...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. May 20, 2015

      Complexity of data rules weaves 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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,...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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,...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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