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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

Personal data should become private property, not Google's or GCHQ's, says David Davis MP

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MPs struggling to catch up with technology allow Google and GCHQ to treat personal data as their own
16 Dec 2014

MPs say Care.data programme should be put on hold

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All Party Parliamentary Group report says there is a lack of clarity about the project and says it 'would be correct to halt the programme'
12 Dec 2014

Microsoft returns to court to protect customers from US government data grabs

The US government wouldn't like it if 'the boot were on the other foot', says Microsoft legal counsel Brad Smith
09 Dec 2014

GCHQ’s Tempora programme deemed legal by Investigatory Powers Tribunal

Tribunal has asked for more submissions but said the system of mass surveillance disclosed by Snowden could in principle, be lawful
05 Dec 2014

MPs call for social media firms to simplify terms and conditions on data use as Twitter reveals plans to track users' apps

'Most people click yes to terms and conditions contracts without reading them, because they are often laughably long and written in the kind of legalese you need a law degree from the USA to understand,' says Andrew Miller MP
28 Nov 2014

Theresa May to introduce plans for new internet snooping powers

Plans to match individual users with IP addresses to be put to MPs
23 Nov 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

Computing's Top 10 tech stories of the week: Rock-star CEOs, an Apple bug and Edward Snowden

Techies behaving badly and Brazilians standing up to bullies. It's all here folks
13 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

GCHQ admits to spying on 'legally privileged communications' in sensitive legal cases

Disclosures ordered by the Investigatory Powers Tribunal reveal extent of snooping into communications in cases brought against the state
07 Nov 2014

Birmingham NHS patient data sharing plans scrapped after concerns raised by GPs

Plans for a central data warehouse to allow multiple agencies to access a patient's care record scaled back - but consent opt-out remains
31 Oct 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

Like Jennifer Lawrence’s naked photo leak, the Snappening is another example of why we shouldn't trust cloud services

The 'Snappening', the Apple iCloud hack and even hapless Brooks Newmark MP all demonstrate how people can be too quick to trust 'the cloud' with their data
14 Oct 2014

H4cked Off: Naivete, thy name is Tim Berners-Lee

Tim Berners-Lee's solutions to the problem of personal data privacy, shared at IP Expo today, don't address the biggest challenge: most people just don't care
08 Oct 2014

Apple updates privacy policy and Tim Cook denies NSA collaboration

CEO Tim Cook assures Apple users the privacy policy will be updated regularly as the firm looks to the iWatch
19 Sep 2014

Google: Government demands for data up 150 per cent since 2009

Twenty-eight per cent of all UK government requests rejected as more and more information is demanded by governments from Google
17 Sep 2014

iCloud celebrity photo hack: Are we too quick to trust cloud storage?

After the theft of naked celebrity photos from Apple’s iCloud, should we all be more careful about what we’re – perhaps unknowingly – storing in the cloud?
01 Sep 2014

Weekend protest at GCHQ over mass surveillance

Three-day protest by supporters of civil liberties groups opposing GCHQ's surveillance powers
29 Aug 2014

US court upholds ruling granting authorities global access to data held in the cloud

US government wins the latest round in long-running dispute with Microsoft
31 Jul 2014

DropBox 'hostile to privacy,' argues Snowden, urges switch to SpiderOak

NSA whistleblower argues Dropbox is a 'PRISM wannabe," urges use of SpiderOak private storage service
18 Jul 2014

What will the government's new data retention bill mean for UK businesses?

James Walsh, head of telecoms, and Liz Fitzsimons, data protection specialist at Eversheds LLP discuss the new bill's implications
17 Jul 2014

GCHQ to be quizzed on surveillance claims by Investigatory Powers Tribunal

Lawyers representing spy agencies will be tasked with proving that surveillance is lawful and justified
14 Jul 2014

iPhone not a threat to China’s national security, claims Apple

Chinese state media claim that iPhone frequent location feature could reveal state secrets
14 Jul 2014