Latest Privacy articles

Data generated by connected devices should be considered personal, says data protection authorities

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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

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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

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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

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

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

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

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