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

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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

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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

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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

Data analytics for business advantage


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

ING Bank selects HortonWorks ahead of Cloudera in a bid to exploit big data

Dutch bank wants to cut costs and improve services by replacing ageing data warehouse with a Hadoop data platform
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

Hadoop Summit 2014: Organisations are only analysing 12 per cent of their data - Forrester

'Cold data' is just sitting in traditional data warehouses, says Mike Gualtieri
02 Apr 2014

Intel delves deeper into wearables with BASIS Science acquisition

BASIS Science sells Basis band - a wearable health tracker that monitors heart rate and calories burned
26 Mar 2014

Banks file lawsuit against Trustwave for Target data breach

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

F1 is a data sport and understanding technology key to a good start - Red Bull Racing

Red Bull Racing's Alan Peasland believes understanding data is the "biggest element" in getting ahead in the early stages of the 2014 F1 season
11 Mar 2014

How Allianz insures against data mishaps

Peter Gothard reports on how Allianz Insurance Ireland is using software to minimise the risk of data breaches occurring as a result of human error
25 Feb 2014

Privacy under the knife: can 'care.data' be trusted?

Within weeks, households will receive letters informing them of NHS plans to upload patient data into a centralised “care.data” database – and possibly sold on to third parties. The NHS says that patient privacy won’t be compromised, but campaigners claim otherwise. Graeme Burton investigates
31 Jan 2014

Tesco first to trial Weve, the mobile display service from EE, Vodafone and O2

Weve aims to deliver targeted ads using opted-in customers' anonymised data
29 Jan 2014

Angry Birds and other unsecured phone apps targeted by NSA and GCHQ

More Snowden leaks suggest spooks have cracked mapping, gaming and even swinging apps
28 Jan 2014

Six private investigators sentenced after unlawfully acquiring data

ICU Investigations Ltd workers tricked utility companies, GP surgeries and TV Licensing into revealing personal details about their customers
27 Jan 2014