data privacy

Facebook Needs Regulation and Code Of Ethics, Say MPs

Zuckerberg pays for failing to appear before MPs as influential committee hands out tough recommendations

2 years ago

Google Slapped With 50m Euro GDPR Penalty

Ouch! GDPR begins to bite as French regulator issues £44m GDPR fine to Google for data transparency breach

2 years ago

US Police Cannot Force Suspects To Unlock Devices

Suspects cannot be forced to biometric unlock their devices as it breaks self-incrimination laws, US judge rules

2 years ago

Facebook Defends Sharing User Data With ‘Partners’

Did you consent? Social network shared people's data with Amazon, Apple, Microsoft, Spotify etc

2 years ago

Uber Fined By Regulators For Hiding Data Breach

Stern words and stiff fine from UK regulator after Uber displayed “complete disregard” for customers and drivers

2 years ago

Facebook Documents Seized By British Parliament

Playing hardball. MPs use rare parliamentary powers to seize documents after Zuckerberg refuses to testify

2 years ago

Cathay Pacific Admits Hack Went On For Months

Airline admits it was under sophisticated attack for months, and took six months to inform the world

2 years ago

ICO Confirms Facebook Maximum Fine Of £500,000

Information Commissioner confirms maximum possible fine for Facebook over Cambridge Analytica

2 years ago

Apple’s Tim Cook Takes Aim At Rivals Over Data Privacy

Are you listening Mark? Tim Cook calls for federal privacy law and vows to protect users’ data and privacy

2 years ago

WhatsApp Founder Admits Selling Out Privacy To Facebook

Co-founder of WhatsApp Brian Acton admits selling out the privacy of WhatsApp users to Facebook

2 years ago

Almost Half Of British Internet Users Suffer ‘Online Harm’

Online health check. Eight in ten adults concerned when going online, as majority fret over online content

2 years ago

Police Boss Demands Speedy Facebook Data Access

Met Police Commissioner says detectives need access to material from social media companies "within minutes"

2 years ago

UK Data Complaints Double Under GDPR

New figures show the Information Commissioner's Office swamped with reports from individuals and companies alike

2 years ago

GCHQ Snooping Deemed Unlawful By Watchdog

Surveillance watchdog rules GCHQ bulk data collection is unlawful, but says no evidence that agency misused the system

2 years ago

Facebook Investigates Crimson Hexagon After Surveillance Allegation

Facebook temporarily suspends another data analytics firm over data policy concerns

2 years ago

ICO Fines Website For Sharing Information With Labour Party

Data watchdog to fine website for “serious contravention” in selling data on 1 million people to the Labour Party

2 years ago

Facebook Fined £500,000 Over Cambridge Analytica Scandal

British data watchdog slaps Facebook with maximum possible fine over Cambridge Analytica scandal

2 years ago

Costa Coffee Owner Whitbread Suffers Data Breach

Personal data of Whitbread job applicants exposed after cyber attack on recruitment website down under

2 years ago

Apple OS To Block Facebook Web Tracking Tools

Blow for Zuckerberg as Apple says it will block Faceboook's web tracking tools in new Mac OS and iOS

2 years ago

Russia Asks Apple To Remove Telegram From App Store

But Telegram CEO and founder claims that Apple has already prevented its messaging app from updating globally

2 years ago

ICANN’s WHOIS Website Refused GDPR Extension

But domain organisation is accused of poor planning and being too slow to react to the global impact of GDPR

2 years ago

GDPR Arrival Sees Certain US Websites Blocked

Certain well known American news websites temporarily unavailable in Europe as GDPR rules kick in

2 years ago

Zuckerberg Fails To Impress At European Parliament

MEPs reportedly left underwhelmed after Facebook's CEO long-awaited appearance at 'rambling' EU meeting

2 years ago

WhatsApp Co-Founder Jan Koum Departs Facebook

WhatsApp co-founder departs Facebook amid reports of clashes over personal data and attempts to weaken its encryption

2 years ago

Facebook Moves To Block Privacy Case From Reaching Top EU Court

A ruling by the European Court of Justice could disrupt transatlantic data transfers for thousands of companies

2 years ago

Facebook To Exclude Billion Plus People From GDPR Protection – Report

Will they? Won't they? Social network is reportedly to exclude huge chunk of users from GDPR protection

2 years ago

Zuckerberg Admits Mistakes As Data Harvesting Rises To 87 Million

My mistake says Zuckerberg after Cambridge Analytica data sharing scandal rises to 87 million people

2 years ago

Facebook Deletes Hundreds Of Russian Accounts, Says No To Global GDPR

Meanwhile it has emerged that Mark Zuckerberg will testify before US House Energy and Commerce Committee on 11 April

2 years ago

Grindr Insists Sharing HIV Data With Outside Firms Is Industry Standard

Dating app hits back at criticism for sharing location data and HIV status with outside firms

2 years ago

Facebook Cuts Ties With Data Brokers

Damage limitation continues as social giant axes ties to data brokers after Cambridge Analytica scandal

2 years ago