Legislation and regulation

Managing big data privacy and ethics

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

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

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

Can big data and privacy coexist?

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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

Apple and Samsung re-open patent battle

Smartphone makers are at it again, with the potential of a US ban on infringing products
31 Mar 2014

Banks file lawsuit against Trustwave for Target data breach

Vulnerabilities were either "undetected or ignored by Trustwave", claim banks
26 Mar 2014

Is a 'UK financial services cloud' a real possibility?

What’s standing in the way of the banking industry coming together to create a UK financial services cloud?
24 Mar 2014

Moore’s Law can’t help us now – big data processing and the drain on energy supplies

Data volumes are “sky-rocketing” as Moore’s Law efficiencies are flatlining, says EPFL’s Babak Falsafi
18 Mar 2014

Apple attempts to ban Samsung products in US overruled

"Multitude" of other features also drive phone sales, says judge
07 Mar 2014

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

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

HP 'in settlement talks over Autonomy lawsuits'

HP to discuss how it proposes to combat lawsuits that allege execs were aware of Autonomy's accounting practices
20 Feb 2014

Christopher Graham reappointed as Information Commissioner

Graham will continue to head up ICO until at least 2016
19 Feb 2014

European Commission divided over Google antitrust deal

One third of Commissioners question Joaquin Almunia's decision to come to an agreement following three-year investigation
14 Feb 2014

By restricting crowdfunding, the FCA has thrown the baby out with the bathwater

Edward Griffiths, partner at law firm DLA Piper, argues that new proposals from the FCA are in direct conflict with the democratic nature of crowdfunding
13 Feb 2014

BT to sue NHS Scotland for £20m in damages after losing out on £110m contract

Telecoms giant was not allowed a second run at SWAN procurement process
12 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

Russia rules Bitcoin to be illegal

Virtual currency 'cannot be used' declares Prosecutor General as country hosts Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics
10 Feb 2014

Resale of software: 18 months after Usedsoft

As the European Commission consults on a review of EU copyright law, it is time to reconsider the Usedsoft judgment, argues DLA Piper partner John Wilks
03 Feb 2014

H4cked Off: PRISM is just the beginning

Edward Snowden's revelations on the extent of the NSA's and GCHQ's snooping activities are just the tip of the iceberg, argues Stuart Sumner
29 Jan 2014

Data Protection Day: What should be done about web firms' exploitation of personal data?

To mark Data Protection Day, Computing asked the experts if and how web firms' data use should be reined in
28 Jan 2014

2014 and beyond - the future of financial services technology

Duncan Pithouse, partner at law firm DLA Piper, takes a look at what the year has in store for IT in financial services
28 Jan 2014

Where should you store your Bitcoins?

Sooraj Shah investigates whether it is really worth storing Bitcoins in 'cold storage' or an 'insured storage vault'
22 Jan 2014

Data protection : 2014 and beyond

Andrew Dyson, partner at law firm DLA Piper, explains what the impending EU data protection regulation has in store
20 Jan 2014

Darting for cover: the pros and cons of cyber insurance

A growing number of UK organisations are predicted to take out cyber insurance policies this year. So what’s driving this uptake and are there any pitfalls IT leaders need to be aware of?
16 Jan 2014

Bitcoin - What is it for?

Duncan Calow, partner at law firm DLA Piper, argues that the two-tier regulated and non-regulated approach to currency is not flexible enough
15 Jan 2014