Data protection

Facebook has ditched its trademark blue banner as it re-centres its tools around privacy following a year dogged [...]

1 May 2019

Last week, the government announced a new law – one which would expose children to more harmful online material, [...]

24 April 2019

Two-thirds of hotel websites inadvertently leak guests’ personal data to third-party companies and leave customers [...]

10 April 2019

Last year, I met someone who had previously worked for a big tech firm in its “free speech” unit. What had [...]

10 April 2019

The government has called on businesses and charities to beef up their cyber security defences after new figures [...]

3 April 2019

Millions of unencrypted Facebook passwords were accessible by more than 20,000 employees, the social media giant [...]

21 March 2019

Data protection authorities in Finland are set to launch an inquiry into Nokia-branded phones following reports [...]

21 March 2019

Future regulation on the world’s biggest tech companies must include the UK’s data watchdog, information commissioner [...]

14 February 2019

Roses are red, violets are blue, there’s a company in hot water and it’s called Revolut. [...]

11 February 2019

Social media companies could face hefty fines if they fail to protect children and young people on their platforms [...]

6 February 2019

More than 59,000 data breaches have been reported across Europe since data protection laws were brought in last [...]

5 February 2019

Back in December, I wrote an article asking why, six months after the European Union’s General Data Protection [...]

31 January 2019

New evidence emerged today outlining the extent of Google’s collection of ‘intimate’ user data amid a pan-European [...]

28 January 2019

Google has been served with a €50m (£44.1m) fine by the French data regulator for breaching the EU's rules [...]

21 January 2019

London-based venture capital firm Beringea has led a £6.5m funding round into UK data privacy and cybersecurity [...]

21 January 2019

Tech giants Apple and Amazon have been named in a complaint filed by Noyb, claiming they are still failing to [...]

19 January 2019

Search engines such as Google should be allowed to limit user requests to delete outdated or irrelevant search [...]

10 January 2019

We are out of the cold December of 2018, and have now entered the, well, even colder January of 2019. [...]

7 January 2019

It is finally 2019, and I can’t wait to see what surprises the technology industry has in store for us. What [...]

3 January 2019

Almost two dozen popular Android apps automatically send user data to Facebook as soon as they are opened in a [...]

2 January 2019

Facebook’s shares fell 6 per cent today after an investigation revealed the company gave big tech companies [...]

19 December 2018

Bosses of companies that make nuisance calls face personal fines of up to £500,000 as part of a new government [...]

17 December 2018

Several major retailers may be breaking laws around data protection by sending unsolicited marketing to customers [...]

11 December 2018

There has been much talk about machines taking jobs, yet research shows that most employers expect overall headcount [...]

29 November 2018

Fashion retail is a risky business. Like many sectors, it has been disrupted by the rise of the internet, as consumers [...]

26 November 2018

Last week, we were greeted by the disturbing news that DeepMind, an artificial intelligence subsidiary owned by [...]

20 November 2018

Is Tim Berners-Lee right that we need to save the web from abuse? [...]

7 November 2018

The internet is under scrutiny like never before. [...]

7 November 2018

Business leaders are an easily spooked bunch. Economic turbulence, new competitors, and workplace skill deficits [...]

31 October 2018

The average value of fines issued by the UK’s data watchdog doubled over the last year to reach £146,000, [...]

29 October 2018

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