Computing looks back at the most important cyber security stories of the past six months
Two laptops, one of which contained data about 20,000 people, were stolen in May 2012
Information Commissioner calls for prison sentences as council employee is fined for taking medical data
Fines are not a big enough deterrent, believes Information Commissioner Christopher Graham
Sooraj Shah investigates the difficulties that the NHS faces with the law, technology and people in enabling data-sharing between its departments
Deputy Information Commissioner David Smith compares right to be forgotten online to attempting to expunge a criminal record
Deputy Information Commissioner David Smith warns that the new data protection regulation currently going through European Parliament won't suit the UK, and may not even be agreed
Information Commissioner's Office encourages NHS trusts to share data, as it has not fined for data sharing yet
Company settles with 38 US states over the illegal collection of personal data
Deputy Information Commissioner urges organisations to take more care with sensitive data
Is the ICO too scared or too lazy to take on the private sector?
Record fine for April 2011 data breach. Sony plans to appeal
Computing examines what lies ahead for public sector IT in 2013
Information Commissioner says there is 'an underlying problem with data protection in local government'
Google knows who you are, can track you via your smartphone and knows your most peculiar peccadilloes. But is it still living up to its promise to 'do no evil'?
Deputy PM responds to stinging criticism of Bill from MPs
Computing looks back at the government's IT initiatives this year and what impact they have had
Office of Fair Trading to look into legality of personalised prices
John Leonard explains how organisation can safely navigate the changing threat landscape
Code explains issues surrounding anonymisation of personal data and its disclosure
The IT industry's tendency to brush security breaches under the carpet is not doing anyone any favours, particularly users, argues Simon Bain
Lessons need to be learned about data governance and the consequences of losing information
ICO welcomes public access to private medical records, but precautions need to be in place, says David Evans
Breach exposed personal data - including passwords - of respondents to consultation