Latest databases articles

Bupa migrates data to new system

Private healthcare patients now have single record for each customer
27 Aug 2009

More controversy over DNA database as MP's details removed

Tory Damian Green has his record deleted - and wants samples of other innocents removed as well
20 Aug 2009

Equality watchdog slams DNA database proposals

New limit of 12 years for those innocent of crimes is still too high, according to Equality and Human Rights Commission
12 Aug 2009

MPs warn over testing risks for student immigration system

UK Border Agency has slowed introduction but checks must still be performed, says Home Affairs Committee
01 Aug 2009

Nato boosts online data analytics

The security institution is using new software to index information and identify patterns
21 Jul 2009

Data watchdog to move on construction firms as illegal database owner is fined

Man received almost £500,000 for details on construction workers
20 Jul 2009

Home Office opens up crime information

Datasets made available online as part of drive to provide public data on the internet
17 Jul 2009

IBM brings in partners for ID card biometric database

Atos Origin and Sagem Securitie to provide services as part of £265m deal
10 Jul 2009

Open source bites back

Recession-hit companies are tired of vendors holding a gun to their heads over software licensing, says CEO of Ingres
09 Jul 2009

MPs to debate ID cards tonight

Tory motion brings controversial scheme back to House of Commons - although proposal to cancel stands little chance of success
06 Jul 2009

Tories look to web-based health records

Tory sources reaffirm David Cameron's enthusiasm for records held on Google and Microsoft services
06 Jul 2009

Tim Berners-Lee gives first insight into government data plan

Semantic Web tools likely to play a key role in helping prime minister's plan to make information more accessible on the internet
24 Jun 2009

Home Office denies ID cards review could lead to cancellation

New home secretary Alan Johnson wants to examine all major policy decisions
15 Jun 2009

Government explains Berners-Lee role

Godfather of the web will help create a single online point of access for all public datasets
11 Jun 2009

The frustrations of e-discovery

E-discovery can reduce firms’ exposure to legal risks, but implementing it remains a challenge
11 Jun 2009

Insider snooping on the rise

More than a third of IT staff admit to breaching corporate security and accessing critical data, says research
10 Jun 2009

One in five firms have breached Data Protection Act

New British standard for data protection aims to help establish best practice
02 Jun 2009

Personal data code aims to avoid security breaches

BCS and ISAF launch Personal Data Guardianship Code to change firms' personal data handling procedures
01 Jun 2009

NHS Scotland loses patients' medical history data

Community workers owned up to loss of USB memory stick
01 Jun 2009

100,000 Britons have pension data stolen

Laptop containing highly sensitive data on 109,000 penions members stolen
29 May 2009

Guilty verdict in construction worker database case

Information Commissioner refers breach of Data Protection Act to Crown Court for sterner punishment
28 May 2009

NHS warned again over lax data security

Information Commissioner writes to Department of Health demanding improvements in public sector's "worst offender"
27 May 2009

NHS backtracks on deleting electronic medical records

Change of policy will allow patients to request removal from Summary Care Records system
26 May 2009

Government database to monitor one-to-one tuition in schools

Information fed back will affect delivery of funded scheme to improve literacy and numeracy
26 May 2009