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How Allianz insures against data mishaps

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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?

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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

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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

Verizon transparency report reveals increase in US government data requests

But telecoms firm prohibited from revealing data it submits to NSA
23 Jan 2014

Microsoft to store foreign customer data outside US to prevent NSA snooping

Microsoft breaks ranks with other tech firms with new policy
23 Jan 2014

Patients’ data 'can't be used for marketing or selling insurance premiums', says NHS

But NHS still needs to raise awareness of Care.data, says patient privacy campaigner
21 Jan 2014

Obama to stop NSA from storing telephone data in bulk – but it will still be stored

Phone data will instead be stored by a third party
17 Jan 2014

Top marks for Splunk at UCAS

Solution architect Peter Raymond tells Danny Palmer how Splunk helps the service cope with demand during peak periods including A-Level results day
16 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

Post-NSA government still trusted over private firms with personal data handling

Ernst & Young report suggests people still happy to share personal information with government - but wary of web firms
02 Jan 2014

Influence - Data Centres: In-house or Outsource?

What are the specific use cases for keeping data locked up in the basement, or in the care of a third party?
21 Dec 2013

HMRC warned over real-time information system disaster recovery

MPs urge HMRC to address disaster recovery in new real-time information PAYE system
19 Dec 2013

Facebook buys sports data start-up SportStream

Technology enables content producers and broadcasters to aggregate, filter and display sports data in real time
18 Dec 2013

Budge up CIO, make room for the chief data officer

The drive to create value out of data means a new executive role - the CDO - is needed, says Mario Faria of ServiceSource
13 Dec 2013

Google unveils new data centres in Asia to manage growth on continent

Google opens data centres in Taiwan and Singapore growth in internet users in Asia booms
11 Dec 2013

UK Border Force’s IT systems are 'inadequate' and future plans 'unrealistic'

Public Accounts Committee says Border Force has 'weakened the security of UK borders'
10 Dec 2013

Encryption, tokenisation and proxies: the intricacies of cloud security

Obscuring information before sending it to the cloud is a no-brainer, isn’t it? John Leonard investigates
10 Dec 2013

Encrypting data will not stop government snooping

Tech companies are looking to encryption to protect their data from the NSA – but the truth is, if the government wants, the government gets. Danny Palmer explores the issues
10 Dec 2013

GP data to be extracted for Care.data in March 2014

Preparations for planned extraction of primary care data are 'well under way'
02 Dec 2013

NHS chiefs expect more government money to fund paperless initiative - report

2021 a more realistic deadline than 2018, say NHS personnel
22 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

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