Latest Databases articles

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

Thriving through the downturn: How better information means better decisions

A panel of experts answers IT managers' questions on business intelligence
26 May 2009

Government wants to prevent MPs voting on DNA database

Legislation to keep innocents on database for 12 years will not be debated on floor of the House of Commons
26 May 2009

NHS to improve data quality

Information on disparate systems to be integrated
21 May 2009

Delivering a data security strategy you can trust

Our panel of experts respond to IT managers' questions
20 May 2009

Government rules out national communications database

But ISPs and other communications firms will be asked to store more information, says home secretary Jacqui Smith
27 Apr 2009

Oracle's move for Sun poses tricky questions for CIOs

Supplier consolidation means fewer options for IT buyers
21 Apr 2009

Oracle to buy Sun Microsystems for $7.4bn

Database provider steps in after IBM pulls out to create new hardware, software and services giant
20 Apr 2009

Sellafield turns to BI to cope with data explosion

Nuclear services firm introduces new tools to help meet compliance demands of highly regulated sector
09 Apr 2009

Police major case system upgraded

Pieces of evidence can now be flagged as relevant to multiple cases on HOLMES2 application
08 Apr 2009