Data protection

How Good is Your Enterprise’s Contingency Planning?

The recent fire at the French cloud service provider OVHcloud, which resulted in many websites going offline, illustrates the vulnerability…

3 days ago

Companies Warned To Prepare For Data Transfer Challenges

Lack of progress on successor to Privacy Shield transatlantic data transfer agreement and UK exit from GDPR likely to mean…

4 months ago

Facebook Launches Legal Action Against Irish Regulator Over Data Order

Facebook begins legal action against Irish Data Protection Commission over preliminary order barring it from sending EU personal data to…

7 months ago

EU Proposes Five-Year Ban On Facial Recognition Technology

European Commission could temporarily bar facial recognition in public places as new rules to protect individuals' privacy are worked out

1 year ago

Most Website Consent Mechanisms ‘Illegal’ Under GDPR

Study finds websites' consent platforms largely fail to comply with data protection rules, and may even incentivise 'illegal configurations'

1 year ago

European Commission Launches New Google Data Probe

Commission taking a new look into Google's collection and use of data in wake of multiple antitrust decisions and 8…

1 year ago

EU Member States Block Progress Of Controversial ePrivacy Rules

Member states fail to agree on scope of regulations that aim to apply more rigorous privacy standards to the likes…

1 year ago

Tim Berners-Lee Launches ‘Contract’ To Save The Web

Contract for the Web, backed by 150 organisations, seeks to protect the web from becoming a 'dystopia' dominated by misinformation…

1 year ago

Microsoft Updates Cloud Agreements Following EU Probe

New cloud contract terms to roll out worldwide after European regulators found 'serious concerns' over the way Microsoft was handling…

1 year ago

Google To Buy Fitbit For £1.63bn

Deal would put Google into direct competition with Apple Watch, but faces close scrutiny from antitrust regulators over privacy implications

1 year ago

EU Data Regulator Finds ‘Serious Concerns’ Over Microsoft Contracts

Microsoft's contracts with EU agencies found to have 'significant scope for improvement' where it comes to protecting citizens' data

1 year ago

‘Less Than One-Third’ Of Companies Fully GDPR-Compliant

Capgemini finds firms struggle with legacy IT systems, complex requirements and mounting costs to bring themselves into line with strict…

2 years ago

Google Changes Terms For Virtual Assistant Transcripts

Company to require users to reconfirm if they want to allow humans to listen to Assistant recordings, following privacy row

2 years ago

Facebook Suspends Tens Of Thousands Of Apps

Social network says probe has addressed 'millions' of apps so far, as company seeks to repair its image in wake…

2 years ago

Google To Pay Up To £165m Fine For YouTube Children’s Privacy Violations

Google's settlement with the FTC to pay $150m to $200m fine was criticised as too low and as 'effectively rewarding'…

2 years ago

King’s Cross District Tracks Visitors Using Face Recognition

Canary Wharf also said to be considering private face recognition trials, in spite of controversy over police use of the…

2 years ago

Top EU Court Says Websites Liable For Facebook ‘Like’ Button Data

Decision makes websites and Facebook jointly responsible for collecting user data via 'Like' button plugins, potentially meaning 'serious repercussions'

2 years ago

Third Of European Businesses Not GDPR Compliant

Over a year since it was introduced, 30 percent of European organisations are still not GDPR compliant

2 years ago

Facebook Fined $5bn Over Cambridge Analytica Scandal

But FTC refrains from imposing strict limits on Facebook's data practices, adding to criticism that the penalty is a slap…

2 years ago

Watchdog Warns Police Over Use Of Facial Recognition

Police warned about data protection implications of using of facial recognition technology

2 years ago

Facebook EU Privacy Challenge Raises Prospect Of Data Disruption

Case opening this week in European Court of Justice could invalidate legal basis for transfer of citizens' data to any…

2 years ago

Ireland Opens Third Apple Data Protection Probe

European regulators are tightening their grip on multinationals including Apple, Facebook, Twitter and Google as stricter GDPR rules come into…

2 years ago

EE Fined £100,000 Over Illegal Marketing Texts

Some 2.5 million direct marketing messages were sent to mobile customers without their consent

2 years ago

Tinder Ordered To Store User Data Within Russia

Dating app ordered to hand over messages, videos and photos of Russian users, as part of tough 'data protection' laws

2 years ago

Google Targeted By Fresh Round Of GDPR Complaints

Google faces more data protection scrutiny in Europe following series of actions filed in the UK, Germany, France and other…

2 years ago

US Congress Targets Tech Giants With Competition Probe

The focus on 'anti-competitive conduct' at major tech companies comes as the Department of Justice and the FTC reportedly prepare…

2 years ago

Zuckerberg Defeats Shareholder Revolt

Facebook chief executive and chairman sees off a series of votes aimed at reducing his power at the social media…

2 years ago

Study Finds Airline Apps Riddled With Security Bugs

Airlines' mobile apps typically contain an average of 21 vulnerabilities each and transmit data over multiple unsecured connections, researchers find

2 years ago

ICO: UK Data Breach Reports Up Four Times Under GDPR

Information commissioner urges firms to focus on 'getting it right' – but promises first GDPR penalties coming soon

2 years ago

Snap Employees ‘Abused Internal Tools To Spy On Users’

The 'disappearing' message platform vendor has dedicated tools to gather user data for internal purposes, and has had to contend…

2 years ago