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Backbytes: Mad Hungarian plan to tax every gigabyte of data

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'Who needs economic growth?', ask Hungarian politicians, as they look to tax people's data downloads
23 Oct 2014

Staples becomes the latest US retailer to investigate a potential data breach by hackers

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Office supply retailer could be the latest in a string of major US retailers targeted by cyber criminals
21 Oct 2014

Why a mobile-first strategy and data scientists are definitely worth it at L'Oréal

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L'Oréal global head of digital Vincent Stuhlen tells Danny Palmer how the cosmetics firm is preparing for a digital future
21 Oct 2014

Like Jennifer Lawrence’s naked photo leak, the Snappening is another example of why we shouldn't trust cloud services

The 'Snappening', the Apple iCloud hack and even hapless Brooks Newmark MP all demonstrate how people can be too quick to trust 'the cloud' with their data
14 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

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

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

Open-source electronic patient records in the NHS

Malcolm Senior, director of informatics at Taunton and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust, says that the opportunity for trusts to use the technology that is right for their requirements is here and needs to be seized to maximise clinical benefits and enhance patient safety and experience
21 Aug 2014

Target predicts staggering $148m loss over December security breach

US retailer to pay steep price after 40 million credit and debit card details were stolen in December 2013
07 Aug 2014

ICO issues warning to law firms following string of data breaches

ICO issues warning following 15 security breaches at law firms in the past three months
06 Aug 2014

Government plans to link state databases - and share the data with private sector

Cabinet Office 'Data Sharing Policy Team' wants databases linked across government to 'assist growth and prevent crime'
04 Aug 2014

UK would be ‘losing out’ if citizens don't allow NHS to share information for care.data

Care.data could eliminate diseases and create new medicines according to Machina Research MD Matt Hatton
03 Jul 2014

NHS data governance in critical condition

The NHS desperately needs to rebuild public confidence in its ability to handle sensitive data – but so far it appears to be in denial over the crisis, writes Sooraj Shah
27 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

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

HP: Draw a hard line between business-critical and operational data

Data should not be allowed to flow through mission-critical and operational data sets, says HP
11 Jun 2014

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06 Jun 2014

ICO slams Council's 'startling' data security policy, threatens court order

Information Commissioner issues enforcement order which if not upheld will result in court action
30 May 2014

Security experts' surprise over report claiming healthcare 'lags behind' in cyber security

Mimecast and Trustwave question claims made in report by risk start-up BitSight
29 May 2014

ICO slams Student Loans Company for data breaches

Personal data including medical details were sent to the wrong people, says watchdog
28 May 2014

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

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

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