Latest data protection articles

ICO warns companies over big data initiatives

Big data
Organisations cannot ignore data protection laws in their big data projects
28 Jul 2014

Department of Health bids to make sharing patient data safer

Department of Health
DoH wants to reduce the risks of individuals being identified through their data
03 Jul 2014

No more castle building - enterprise security and risk management

Maginot Line
Research for Enterprise Security & Risk Management Summit 2014 finds IT moving away from a protect-at-all-costs mentality
01 Jul 2014

European Court of Justice to investigate Facebook-NSA privacy fears

Privacy campaigner Max Schrems wants investigation on how the NSA uses EU Facebook users' data
19 Jun 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

Care.data rollout - further delays likely

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

NHS reveals it has only spent £1.3m on care.data to date

Costs for controversial project have so far been restricted to raising awareness
07 Apr 2014

Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity looking for CRM software solution

Project could accommodate more than one vendor and implementation partner
21 Feb 2014

Christopher Graham reappointed as Information Commissioner

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

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

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

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

Barclays' customer details stolen and “sold” for £50 per file to City brokerage

27,000 files of customers to Barclays' financial planning arm stolen and sold to City brokerage
10 Feb 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

Yelp has to reveal identity of some anonymous users, says US court

If users aren't customers then they are not exempted from freedom of speech laws, says Judge
13 Jan 2014

'Do not opt out of Care.data' plead health charities

If public do not trust programme, a whole generation of data will be lost, claims Quicksilva
13 Jan 2014

More than 80 per cent of employees use 'non-approved' SaaS apps - report

Less than half are concerned that their use of unapproved software could lead to data loss
08 Jan 2014

Your hard drive is playing up - should you stick it in the freezer?

John Leonard takes a look around the data recovery centre at Kroll Ontrack
05 Dec 2013

JP Morgan warns 465,000 customers that data could be exposed after cyber attack

Personal data could have been taken from web servers, says bank
05 Dec 2013

GP surgery manager prosecuted for illegally accessing patient data

Steven Tennison snooped on almost 2,000 patients during 2009 and 2010
04 Dec 2013

ICO warns firms to train temps in data protection following Great Ormond Street breaches

Four data breaches at hospital saw letters containing sensitive patient information being sent to the wrong addresses
21 Nov 2013

Yahoo to encrypt all user data following NSA Prism snooping

Move comes after NSA looked at Yahoo user data without web firm knowing
19 Nov 2013