Latest data protection articles

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

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

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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

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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

Rise of the Data Protection Officer

Under proposed EU rules, many organisations will soon have to appoint a data protection officer. So what does the DPO’s role entail and are they in danger of being made scapegoats? Sooraj Shah investigates
13 Nov 2013

Snowden persuaded NSA staff to give him their passwords

NSA whistle-blower told staff he needed their credentials to do his systems administrations job
08 Nov 2013

North East Lincolnshire Council fined £80,000 for losing data on children with special educational needs

Data was on an unencrypted memory stick that was left in a laptop at the council's offices
29 Oct 2013

MEPs vote in favour of strengthened data protection laws

More privacy, the "right to be forgotten", and bigger fines for internet companies that fail to comply
23 Oct 2013

Cost of building a data centre in Brazil is '40 per cent more than the US'

Frost & Sullivan analyst says costs of IT are extortionate in Brazil and could hold country back from capitalising on growth in sector
20 Sep 2013

SAP to circumvent NSA spying in Brazil by building data centres in the country

SAP's managing director of Southern Latin America says firm will use local partners' data centres in the meantime
17 Sep 2013