Latest Privacy articles

Google asked to remove a quarter of a million links through "right to be forgotten" ruling

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Huge number of requests to take down links, but Google has reversed one decision suggesting it is still getting to grips with ruling
04 Jul 2014

Department of Health bids to make sharing patient data safer

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DoH wants to reduce the risks of individuals being identified through their data
03 Jul 2014

Ironically Facebook is our inspiration, says privacy-by-design social start-up Respect Network

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CEO Drummond Reed explains how blending the Facebook and credit card business models can create a network where users control their own personal data
03 Jul 2014

ISPs take GCHQ to court over state-backed cyber attacks

Seven ISPs from across the globe accuse GCHQ of targeting their networks with malware
02 Jul 2014

NHS data governance in critical condition

The NHS desperately needs to rebuild public confidence in its ability to handle sensitive data – but so far it appears to be in denial over the crisis, writes Sooraj Shah
27 Jun 2014

Theresa May still wants to push through 'snooper's charter', denies UK is a surveillance state

Home secretary claims legislation is needed to fight modern criminals using the web, but plans still concern privacy campaigners
25 Jun 2014

Is £266bn just the tip of the cybercrime iceberg?

Mark Sparshott, EMEA director at Proofpoint, argues that the EU is doing a good job at focusing business minds on security
19 Jun 2014

Vodafone transparency report reveals extent of government surveillance

Spy agencies in six countries have direct access to phone operators' networks, admits Vodafone
06 Jun 2014

Google web form offers EU citizens first step in 'right to be forgotten'

Search giant allows EU citizens to request removal of search results, but with no promises of action
30 May 2014

Where does the 'right to be forgotten' end?

The European Court of Justice's ruling on the 'right to be forgotten' raises more questions than it answers
28 May 2014

Call for 'privacy charter' to protect personal data online

KPMG and Censuswide survey polled public on attitudes to privacy and surveillance
23 May 2014

The right to be forgotten: forgetting the practicalities?

James McGachie, legal director at law firm DLA Piper, explains what the recent European Court of Justice's ruling in the 'right to be forgotten' trial means for internet users and search engines
23 May 2014

Fears over Facebook’s new listening feature becoming ‘yet another spying tool’

Social network unveils addition to smartphone app to enable ‘easier sharing’ but sceptics warn about potential privacy concerns
22 May 2014

ICO consultation over surveillance technologies to cover drones

New draft code over "fair processing" of surveillance data will cover drones and audio recording
21 May 2014

Privacy group launches legal challenge over GCHQ malware operation

Privacy International claims GCHQ surveillance and malware operation breaches human rights laws
15 May 2014

EU court backs right to demand "irrelevant" information be deleted in case against Google

EU court backs right to demand "inadequate, irrelevant or no longer relevant" information be wiped from the web
13 May 2014

NSA denies prior knowledge of Heartbleed bug

No parts of the US government were aware of OpenSSL flaw, claims the White House
14 Apr 2014

Google changes iOS 7 privacy settings on the quiet

Announcement that Apple iOS 7 users will now be logged into all Google services, allowing tracking across apps and devices, hidden in blog
04 Apr 2014

Big Data Summit 2014: Youth social media oversharing “a real challenge” for workplace data privacy

Solicitor Robert Bond tells Computing's Big Data Summit 2014 about a time a work placement girl almost revealed a confidential deal to Facebook
27 Mar 2014

Red-faced Microsoft admits snooping on blogger's email

Microsoft looked at private emails to track down employee accused of leaking Windows 8 secrets
21 Mar 2014

Sale of postcode database was ‘a mistake’, say MPs

Public Accounts Committee says Postcode Address File was included in sale of Royal Mail to "boost the share price at flotation"
18 Mar 2014

VMware to build data centres in Germany and France as vCloud Hybrid Service hits Europe

VMware acknowledges that US government can still get hold of data that is held in European data centres through Patriot Act
25 Feb 2014

Is a restricted Internet our 21st century Prohibition? It’s starting in Britain

Rafael Laguna, CEO of Open-Xchange, argues that we can't afford to stand by and allow internet freedom to be restricted by government
21 Feb 2014

IBM and AT&T join forces to exploit Internet of Things

Companies will extract and analyse data from cameras, traffic technology and utility meters in the hope that cities can 'improve urban planning'
20 Feb 2014