Privacy

NHS England to hire director of intelligence to take charge of care.data programme

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Successful candidate must have strong strategic leadership experience gained at a senior level, says NHS
21 Jul 2014

DropBox 'hostile to privacy,' argues Snowden, urges switch to SpiderOak

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NSA whistleblower argues Dropbox is a 'PRISM wannabe," urges use of SpiderOak private storage service
18 Jul 2014

Blackphone: BlackBerry 'compromised its integrity' in security years ago, and has no right to criticise us

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Super-secure smartphone maker describes BlackBerry’s criticism as 'slinging mud'
17 Jul 2014

What will the government's new data retention bill mean for UK businesses?

James Walsh, head of telecoms, and Liz Fitzsimons, data protection specialist at Eversheds LLP discuss the new bill's implications
17 Jul 2014

NSA data collection ineffective against terrorism and dangerous for democracy, say mathematicians

'Blanket surveillance is highly unlikely to prevent a terrorist attack and is a dangerous misuse of resources'
17 Jul 2014

HiddenfromGoogle.com "a misplaced attempt to put the ‘right to be forgotten' debate in the hands of the public"

Christian Toon, head of information risk at Iron Mountain, warns website listing censored Google search results could lead to problems
16 Jul 2014

GCHQ seeks to control the internet with social media manipulation, poll hacking and even more snooping

Spy agency has catalogue of software tools it uses to infiltrate the internet to shape what people see
15 Jul 2014

GCHQ to be quizzed on surveillance claims by Investigatory Powers Tribunal

Lawyers representing spy agencies will be tasked with proving that surveillance is lawful and justified
14 Jul 2014

iPhone not a threat to China’s national security, claims Apple

Chinese state media claim that iPhone frequent location feature could reveal state secrets
14 Jul 2014

Telcos should prepare customers for 'price hike' of a mass-surveilance future, warns academic

'Worrying' data retention bill effects will feed down to the people, warns Coventry Uni’s Shaikh
10 Jul 2014

Cameron rushes through emergency phone and internet data retention bill

“The consequences of not acting are grave,” says PM
10 Jul 2014

GPs to send care.data ‘opt-out’ letters

Meanwhile, HSCIC claims it has spent nothing on technology for the care.data programme
04 Jul 2014

ISPs take GCHQ to court over state-backed cyber attacks

Seven ISPs from across the globe accuse GCHQ of targeting their networks with malware
02 Jul 2014

'Buy a big enough botnet and you can crack almost any level of encryption' says BT

'Encryption no longer be all and end all' says head of information assurance Jelleyman
01 Jul 2014

Is the ICO doing enough to punish data sloppiness?

With a number of organisations being let off with warnings after losing sensitive data, should the Information Commissioner's Office be taking a more hardline view, asks Danny Palmer?
25 Jun 2014

Theresa May still wants to push through 'snooper's charter', denies UK is a surveillance state

Home secretary claims legislation is needed to fight modern criminals using the web, but plans still concern privacy campaigners
25 Jun 2014

International study claims almost half of organisations obstruct citizens' access to their own data

University of Sheffield report raises concerns about access to data and calls for more to be done to ensure freedom of information
23 Jun 2014

Is £266bn just the tip of the cybercrime iceberg?

Mark Sparshott, EMEA director at Proofpoint, argues that the EU is doing a good job at focusing business minds on security
19 Jun 2014

European Court of Justice to investigate Facebook-NSA privacy fears

Privacy campaigner Max Schrems wants investigation on how the NSA uses EU Facebook users' data
19 Jun 2014

GCHQ can now legally track Google, Facebook and web-based email without warrants

Welcome to your connected future, citizen
18 Jun 2014

Millions of patients’ NHS data sold to private companies

Care.data should be shelved until changes are made, says privacy campaigner Phil Booth
18 Jun 2014

Private company stored NHS patient records data on Google Drive

Up to 10,000 patients could have been affected by Diagnostic Health's data breaches
17 Jun 2014

Vodafone transparency report reveals extent of government surveillance

Spy agencies in six countries have direct access to phone operators' networks, admits Vodafone
06 Jun 2014

NSA building database of photos for facial recognition project

Photos drawn from online sources, such as Facebook and other social media
02 Jun 2014