Privacy

Between the NSA and Patriot Act, is data privacy extinct?

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Sooraj Shah investigates whether firms rushing to build data centres outside the US are just wasting their time
06 Mar 2014

Government to review data gathering activities of spy agencies

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Deputy prime minister Nick Clegg calls for oversight of security services to be tightened up
04 Mar 2014

VMware to build data centres in Germany and France as vCloud Hybrid Service hits Europe

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VMware acknowledges that US government can still get hold of data that is held in European data centres through Patriot Act
25 Feb 2014

Stop using WhatsApp now that it has been acquired by Facebook, warns privacy regulator

Facebook will exploit users' data as it attempts to monetise its services, according to Thilo Weichert
21 Feb 2014

Is a restricted Internet our 21st century Prohibition? It’s starting in Britain

Rafael Laguna, CEO of Open-Xchange, argues that we can't afford to stand by and allow internet freedom to be restricted by government
21 Feb 2014

Crisis talks over care.data after BMA calls for a halt

NHS England in crisis talks after BMA calls for data extraction programme to stop until plans are better communicated
18 Feb 2014

Angela Merkel proposes European communications network to improve data protection

German Chancellor finally acts after months of NSA and GCHQ spying revelations
17 Feb 2014

Opposition to care.data grows as NHS suffers two million "serious data breaches" since 2011

Leaked documents indicate known risk to centralisation and sale of patient records
17 Feb 2014

Asda: If one firm misuses customer data it could “kill the whole thing” for all of us

Firms will see a customer backlash if data is used inappropriately, according to Asda's head of insight and pricing, Alex Chruszcz
13 Feb 2014

Charities lobby Department of Health over care.data

Charities raise concern over leafleting campaign and opt-out for children and the disabled
12 Feb 2014

UK 'lags behind' US in cyber security awareness, claims BT

Research puts UK behind Brazil, US, France, Germany and Singapore in cyber security readiness
12 Feb 2014

Google requests US Congress to update privacy laws

Government should require a warrant before asking for content of users' communications, says Google
12 Feb 2014

MPs voice concerns over care.data in Parliamentary debate

Lack of genuine anonymity and questions over opting out dominate Parliamentary debate over care.data
11 Feb 2014

Obama reforms for NSA ‘limited’, says ex-NSA chief

Plenty of room for manoeuvre for spy agency, says General Michael Hayden
11 Feb 2014

EE, Vodafone and O2’s joint venture Weve could cause a privacy stir

Is the joint venture between the UK’s biggest telcos going to cause a customer backlash, and is it against the law?
10 Feb 2014

Snowden used widely available software to mine NSA networks

Unsophisticated, inexpensive web crawler software used to access more than a million NSA documents
10 Feb 2014

When is an opt-out not an opt-out? When it's a care.data opt-out

Details of patients that opt out of care.data will still be uploaded into the centralised system
10 Feb 2014

Nadella’s key challenges

Microsoft’s new CEO, Satya Nadella, faces a number of challenges, big and small, as he takes the helm at the software giant
07 Feb 2014

NSA monitored former German leader Gerhard Schroeder's phone

Latest revelations reveal more phone-tapping of world leaders by US spies
05 Feb 2014

Only one in 10 firms assign a monetary value to data they hold – report

A third of firms have not even attempted to value information assets they hold
04 Feb 2014

Opera co-founder von Tetzchner offers Icelandic encrypted file storage service

Vivaldi.net 'a safer alternative' for those worried by NSA surveillance
03 Feb 2014

Cloud conundrum at Deloitte: An interview with CIO Matt Peers

Deloitte’s CIO tells Sooraj Shah of his hope that clients will fully trust the cloud in the next three years
31 Jan 2014

Oracle CEO Larry Ellison dismisses customers’ NSA snooping concerns

"It's so secure, there are people that complain," claims Ellison
30 Jan 2014

BAFTA user data potentially stolen after website "compromised"

BAFTA Guru website victim of a security breach and users warned they may want to change passwords
30 Jan 2014