Latest data protection articles

Will the EU data protection regulations shoot down cloud social media and big data?

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The European Union plans to tighten-up data protection by passing regulations – not a directive – that will be applicable not just in the EU, but globally
24 Dec 2014

Care.data: Caldicott calls for NHS to answer areas of concern

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If answers satisfy Caldicott and the independent panel, Care.data will go ahead as an 'opt-out' scheme
18 Dec 2014

Warning for big data over EU Data Protection Directive

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DLA Piper's Andrew Dyson highlights potential impact of EU Data Protection Directive on companies' big data plans
10 Dec 2014

Russian website allows UK webcam and baby monitor feeds to be watched online, warns ICO

Data watchdog urges UK citizens to use strong passwords to prevent hackers from tapping into their cameras
20 Nov 2014

ICO to examine data protection and privacy implications of connected medical devices

ICO interest in medical devices precedes further EU regulation under new Data Protection Directive
10 Nov 2014

Data generated by connected devices should be considered personal, says data protection authorities

Data protection authorities call for data protection laws to be extended to the internet of things
22 Oct 2014

Internet of Things will require new forms of consent, warns EU working party

One-time consent for personal data processing 'outdated' for Internet of Things, suggest EU Article 29 Working Party
30 Sep 2014

The long arm of the EU Data Protection directive

Even enterprises based on the other side of the world to the EU could find themselves ensnared by the directive, argues lawyer Dana Post
29 Sep 2014

'Clear room for improvement' for data protection in local authorities, finds ICO

No councils get high assurance rating for data protection in Information Commissioner's Office audit report
27 Aug 2014

US Nuclear Regulatory Commission hacked three times

Spearphishing and malware used by 'foreign' attackers in presumed attempts to steal nuclear secrets
20 Aug 2014

‘Irresponsible and senseless’ Paddy Power says 650,000 users’ details were stolen in 2010

Online gambling firm waited four years to tell customers because it hadn't 'detected any suspicious activity' on customers' accounts
01 Aug 2014

ICO warns companies over big data initiatives

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

Department of Health bids to make sharing patient data safer

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

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