Privacy

Mothercare beacon trial demonstrates challenge of balancing 'better in-store experience' and privacy concerns

Smartphone user
Mothercare has announced plans to trial beacon technology in its stores but questions over privacy remain
09 Oct 2014

H4cked Off: Naivete, thy name is Tim Berners-Lee

A close-up of Sir Tim Berners-Lee
Tim Berners-Lee's solutions to the problem of personal data privacy, shared at IP Expo today, don't address the biggest challenge: most people just don't care
08 Oct 2014

NHS England to forge ahead with 'unchanged' care.data plans

NHS England to forge ahead with 'unchanged' care.data plans
Care.data to be re-started after hiatus as NHS England claims benefits outweigh the data risks
08 Oct 2014

'Just because you can collect this information, should you?' JLT CIO on ethical dilemmas presented by Internet of Things data

JLT Group CIO Ian Cohen has questioned the social implications of harnessing data for business benefit in a 'connected everything world'
01 Oct 2014

Viator data breach could affect 1.4 million customers

Customers of TripAdvisor-owned Viator could have had their payment card information stolen and account data swiped
23 Sep 2014

Apple updates privacy policy and Tim Cook denies NSA collaboration

CEO Tim Cook assures Apple users the privacy policy will be updated regularly as the firm looks to the iWatch
19 Sep 2014

Top 10 IT news stories of the week: Privacy at the forefront - Apple's iCloud, Microsoft's emails and 42,000 patient forms lost by NHS Trust

The most-read list features the security implications of the theft of celebrity photos and the biggest stories from BoxWorks
05 Sep 2014

iCloud hack: Photo theft due to stolen log-in details, not iCloud security issue, claims Apple

Naked photos 'leaked' because celebrity usernames and passwords were figured out, say Apple
03 Sep 2014

iCloud celebrity photo hack: Are we too quick to trust cloud storage?

After the theft of naked celebrity photos from Apple’s iCloud, should we all be more careful about what we’re – perhaps unknowingly – storing in the cloud?
01 Sep 2014

Microsoft fights back against US warrant demanding overseas emails be handed over

Microsoft resists US search warrant demanding data held in data centre in Ireland
01 Sep 2014

East Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust loses data cartridge with 42,000 patient forms

ICO, Nottinghamshire Police and NHS organisations have all been notified, says trust's chief executive
01 Sep 2014

Weekend protest at GCHQ over mass surveillance

Three-day protest by supporters of civil liberties groups opposing GCHQ's surveillance powers
29 Aug 2014

Insurers to demand more data via telematics to fine-tune insurance prices, says AXA CIO

AXA CIO Kevin Murray reveals how telematics devices, in-car and in-home, will increasingly help to set insurance premiums
29 Aug 2014

Former US government cyber security chief used Tor to trawl for paedophile images

FBI put malware onto websites only accessible on Tor to identify and track criminals using Tor
28 Aug 2014

Backbytes: Whatever you’re doing, it’s probably against the law

Met Police make laws up as they go along
26 Aug 2014

Ministry of Justice fined £180,000 after prison didn’t realise encryption had to be turned on

MoJ ineptitude 'beggars belief', says ICO, after it is fined again for mishandling prisoner data
26 Aug 2014

NSA built 'Google-like' search tool to mine data from 850 billion communications records

Latest Snowden leak reveals how ICREACH is used to give US intelligence agencies access to communications data
26 Aug 2014

One-third of GPs will opt patients out of care.data

Question marks over laws requiring GPs to hand over patient information for the care.data project
07 Aug 2014

'Russian cyber gang' steals 4.5 billion usernames and passwords

'CyberVor' group holds at least 1.5 billion unique credentials in total says Hold Security
06 Aug 2014

The ethical dilemmas of big data

Organisations have adopted an 'analyse first, ask legal questions later' approach to big data projects, but more and more people are raising ethical objections
01 Aug 2014

Meet the White House’s go-to security expert (who’s never seen a Snowden document)

Sooraj Shah speaks to Rodney Joffe about the state of cyber security and government surveillance, and delves into the history of Neustar, the company he works for
30 Jul 2014

EU right to be forgotten 'wrong and unworkable'

'Right to be forgotten' ought to be forgotten, according to Parliamentary report
30 Jul 2014

ICO warns companies over big data initiatives

Organisations cannot ignore data protection laws in their big data projects
28 Jul 2014

Apple can extract personal data from iPhones without user's knowledge

Security researcher reveals practice previously unknown to the public that allows Apple to extract information including texts, photos and contact lists from iPhones
28 Jul 2014