Surveillance Commissioner Opposes Absorption By ICO

Surveillance camera and biometrics commissioner says plans for ICO to take over dual roles are 'ill-conceived' as government consultation nears…

2 weeks ago

Location Data Firm Addresses Privacy Breach Concerns

UK-based Huq acknowledges at least two of its partner apps collected users' location data even when users had explicitly opted…

4 weeks ago

Facebook Developing ‘Egocentric’ Artificial Intelligence

Facebook wants to make wearable tech more useful with artificial intelligence trained on massive set of first-person videos

1 month ago

DeepMind Hit By Legal Action Over NHS Deal

Class-action lawsuit on the way against Google and AI sister company DeepMind over deal that gave access to more than…

2 months ago

Data Protection Regulator Queries Facebook On Smart Glasses

Italian data protection regulator asks for Facebook to provide more information on privacy and data protections in new Ray-Ban Stories…

3 months ago

Didi ‘May Fall Under State Control’ Under City Proposal

Ride-hailing giant Didi Global could be brought under the control of state-operated firms under reported proposal by Beijing municipal government

3 months ago

Didi ‘Considers’ Data Deal With State-Backed Company

Chinese ride-hailing company Didi Global reportedly considering data deal with state-backed third party as it looks to resolve regulatory probe

4 months ago

Regulator ‘Disappointed’ With Facebook Over NYU Fracas

Federal Trade Commission accuses Facebook of making misleading claims after pulling accounts of New York University researchers

4 months ago

EU Fines Amazon Record £637m Over Alleged Data Violation

European Union imposes record fine on Amazon over alleged violations of GDPR privacy law relating to advertising data, as company…

4 months ago

Trump ‘Subpoenaed Apple, Microsoft For Data On Rivals’

Apple changes rules for responding to government data requests after previous administration used subpoenas to gather data on rival Democratic…

6 months ago

Tesla In-Car Cameras To Monitor Driver Awareness

Tesla begins using cameras mounted above rear-view mirror to monitor driver awareness while Autopilot is active, but says data won't…

6 months ago

Facebook Says Massive Leak Involves ‘Old’ User Data

Facebook says public leak of personal details of 530 million users involves 'old' data from 2019, while Irish data protection…

8 months ago

Musk Denies Tesla Cars Could Be Used For Spying

Elon Musk reassures China over privacy of data collected by Tesla cars' sensors after vehicles are banned from sensitive military,…

8 months ago

WhatsApp Delays Deadline For New Privacy Terms

WhatsApp delays deadline for users to agree to new privacy policy by three weeks as notice triggers backlash over Facebook…

10 months ago

Google Makes More Concessions On Fitbit Deal

Additional concessions by Google over £1.6bn Fitbit acquisition likely to win over EU competition regulators, as proposed deal nears one-year…

1 year ago

Palantir Opens Books To Investors Ahead Of NYSE Listing

Controversial loss-making data intelligence company to lay out its business to investors ahead of unusual direct listing on New York…

1 year ago

Facebook Voices Support For Data Portability Law

Facebook says it would support dedicated data portability legislation in the US as an antitrust measure, ahead of key regulatory…

1 year ago

German Court Strikes Down Telecoms Data Access Law

Current laws give security services 'excessive' access to citizens' data, finds top court, giving government until end of 2021 to…

1 year ago

France Upholds Record Google Data Protection Fine

French court upholds earlier £45m penalty on Google for failing to obtain Android users' consent to use their personal data…

1 year ago

UK Regulator Probes Facebook Giphy Deal On Competition Issues

CMA says it will look into any possible 'lessening of competition' in the UK as a result of the deal,…

1 year ago

Coronavirus: Government Grants GCHQ Access To NHS IT

Fresh twist in privacy debate surrounding Covid-19 tracing app, after government reportedly grants GCHQ access to security data of NHS…

2 years ago

Coronavirus: UK Removes Data Caps For Home Broadband

Netflix bingeing...main ISPs and operators in the UK agree to remove data caps on fixed-line broadband during the Coronavirus pandemic

2 years ago

Coronavirus: US Tech Giants To Help NHS Co-ordinate Covid-19 Data

Amazon, Microsoft and Palantir to help NHS process its own data and that of partners to boost critical resource allocation…

2 years ago

Virgin Media Breach ‘Disclosed Sensitive Data’

Exposed Virgin Media database links user details to requests to unblock pornographic and gambling sites, exposing customers to extortion attempts

2 years ago

Drone Industry Up In Arms Over ‘Remote ID’ Regulations

US regulator proposes 'digital licence plate' for drones, but critics say regulations would be expensive and complex to implement

2 years ago

US State Sues Google For ‘Illegally Gathering Data On Children’

Federal lawsuit by US state of New Mexico accuses Google of illegally gathering students' data via G Suite for Education…

2 years ago

EU Looks To Take Lead On Industrial Data

Data and AI strategy set for launch this week advances bloc's efforts to build industrial data powerhouse while fending off…

2 years ago

ICO Children’s Data Rules Meet With Divided Response

Upcoming regulations hailed as a pioneering step to protect children's data online, but some fear they could favour big tech…

2 years 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'

2 years ago

Apple ‘Working On Secret Satellite Data Project’

iPhone maker hiring engineers to develop satellite data tech, potentially allowing it to link iPhones direclty to satellite data services

2 years ago