Privacy

Fears over Facebook’s new listening feature becoming ‘yet another spying tool’

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Social network unveils addition to smartphone app to enable ‘easier sharing’ but sceptics warn about potential privacy concerns
22 May 2014

Half of UK citizens say they do not trust NHS with personal data

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Yet another smack in the face for NHS England's care.data programme
20 May 2014

German government will no longer deal with companies who give data to NSA

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Meanwhile, Harvard and MIT students devise 'NSA-proof' email service
19 May 2014

Google's Eric Schmidt and ICO clash on European Court's 'right to be forgotten' ruling

ICO claims victory for personal data privacy, but Google executive Eric Schmidt thinks it a poor decision
15 May 2014

Organisations "failing at the basics" of IT security, warns ICO

'Protecting personal data in online services: learning from the mistakes of others' sets out best practice for protecting data
12 May 2014

'Private' electoral roll data sold to junk mail company after software error

Series of leaks of 'private' electoral register data believed in one-in-four local authorities
09 May 2014

Care.data rollout - further delays likely

New NHS England chief Simon Stevens tells MPs this is "an important moment to listen"
01 May 2014

FBI bigwig pleads for help from ISPs in fight against cyber crime

No mention of Prism surveilance as G-man appeals to industry for help in securing data access
30 Apr 2014

Infosec 2014: Europe has “completely failed” at producing web companies so cannot complain about US spying

"It's easy to blame the USA for treating the EU as a colony" says F-Secure’s Hypponen
30 Apr 2014

US court says cloud companies must hand over ALL data on demand, regardless of where it is held

Holding data overseas doesn't exempt cloud computing companies from US government data grabs
28 Apr 2014

Government makes children's data available to private companies

Details such as gender, ethnicity and eligibility for free school meals to be accessible to researchers and third-party organisations
28 Apr 2014

HMRC to sell taxpayers' financial data to private companies

Government to abolish laws protecting taxpayer privacy to sell “anonymised” information about taxpayers
19 Apr 2014

Council of Europe launches human rights guide for the internet

Governments, private companies and other organisations have a duty to respect the human rights of internet users, the Council of Europe says
17 Apr 2014

Managing big data privacy and ethics

Experts discuss big data ethics at Computing's recent Big Data Summit 2014
15 Apr 2014

Privacy concerns surround FBI facial recognition database that will contain 52 million images by 2015

Electronic Frontier Foundation warns the facial recognition component of this database poses real threats to privacy
15 Apr 2014

Wirral Borough Council breached Data Protection Act by sending personal information to wrong address twice

ICO says council should have done more to keep information secure
15 Apr 2014

Ten steps to profiting from your app

Claire Bennett, partner at law firm DLA Piper, explains the steps app developers need to take to protect their products, and avoid copyright infringement
15 Apr 2014

Can big data and privacy coexist?

In their eagerness to harness big data for commercial gain, are enterprises showing a blatant disregard for the privacy of their customers?
08 Apr 2014

Google changes iOS 7 privacy settings on the quiet

Announcement that Apple iOS 7 users will now be logged into all Google services, allowing tracking across apps and devices, hidden in blog
04 Apr 2014

Nine in 10 organisations don't feel protected against 'insider threats'

Ovum and Vormetric research suggests 'privileged users' seen as an increasing risk within the business
03 Apr 2014

ICO says anonymous data “not covered” by Data Protection Act - until it's de-anonymised

ICO admission leaves care.data hole open to the abuse of patient records
02 Apr 2014

Sell Hack, the email-revealing LinkedIn plug-in, shuts down... for now

Browser extension shuts down after a cease and desist order from LinkedIn but vows to return after "record signups"
02 Apr 2014

Big Data Summit 2014: Youth social media oversharing “a real challenge” for workplace data privacy

Solicitor Robert Bond tells Computing's Big Data Summit 2014 about a time a work placement girl almost revealed a confidential deal to Facebook
27 Mar 2014

Ninety-six per cent of UK charities struggling to manage customer data effectively

While 75 per cent lack time and money to sort it out
26 Mar 2014