GDPR

Irish Regulator Investigates Facebook Over ‘Data Leak’

After the discovery last week of a dataset of 533 million Facebook users, Irish regulator warns firm it may have…

2 days ago

Facebook To Move UK Users To US Data Agreements

Escaping GDPR protections? Social networking giant Facebook insists move will not change privacy controls or the services it offers

4 months ago

Twitter Fined 450,000 Euros Over Public Tweet Bug

Irish data regulator DPC increases Twitter's GDPR fine for tweeting bug, after watchdogs in Austria, Germany, Italy argued it was…

4 months 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

Bristol City Council Data Breach Revealed Names Of Disabled Children

Mass email from the council contained the names and email addresses of children with special educational needs and disabilities

5 months ago

Will Privacy Kill the Open Web?

Privacy and how the personal data of individuals is collected, stored, manipulated and shared is governed by GDPR. However, some…

5 months ago

Apple Hits Back At iPhone Tracking Complaints By Privacy Group

Two privacy complaints filed by Max Schrems campaign group draws robust response from Apple, which labels allegations as 'factually inaccurate'

5 months ago

Internet Day: Are the Days of Internet Freedom Numbered?

Today is Internet Day. Silicon UK asked Julius Cerniauskas, CEO at Oxylabs to give his exclusive insights into whether the…

6 months ago

British Airways Hit With Record £20m Fine For Data Breach

Data protection watchdog reconsiders its £183.4 million fine against British Airways for 2018 data breach, and lowers it down to…

6 months ago

Canon Suffers Ransomware Attack, With 10TB Of Data Stolen – Report

Report suggests Canon has been crippled with a ransomware attack with allegedly 10TB of data, including private databases, stolen

8 months ago

A Pandemic Of Data Sharing?

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, the use of apps and other trace and track technologies have not delivered on their…

9 months 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…

9 months 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…

10 months ago

GDPR ‘At Risk Of Failing’ Due To Lack Of Resources

Software maker argues GDPR left toothless due to lack of budget ad technical staff at European member states' data protection…

12 months ago

Virgin Media Data Breach Impacts 900,000 Customers

Privacy gaffe. Personal data of 900,000 Virgin Media customers was left on an unsecured marketing database for ten months, ISP…

1 year ago

UK Google Accounts To Be Placed Under US Jurisdiction

Change of terms of service will see British Google accounts moved out from Irish (European Union) control and placed within…

1 year ago

Silicon UK in Focus: Data Protection Day 2020

Today is the 14th annual Data Protection Day. Silicon UK speaks to Bob Canaway, Chief Marketing Officer, Privitar to gain…

1 year 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

Facebook Lawsuit After Hack Must Not Include Damages – US Judge

Facebook should not face financial damage claims after the hack of 29 million accounts, but can pressure for better security

1 year ago

Twitter ‘Pauses’ Massive Account Cull After Outcry

User backlash prompts Twitter to announce pause in its plans to delete millions of inactive accounts

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

Microsoft Pledges To ‘Honour’ California’s Privacy Rules

Redmond pledges to roll out California's strict CCPA privacy laws across the entire United States

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

Information Overlord: Google and Your Right to be Forgotten

With a surprise ruling in favour of Google, has the right to be forgotten, now become obsolete outside of Europe?

2 years ago

Embracing Big Brother: Is Your TV Watching You?

With news that smart TVs are collecting vast quantities of personal information and then passing this to Google and Amazon,…

2 years ago

Google Shuts Down Android Data Programme ‘Over Regulatory Fears’

Mobile Network Insights service provided aggregated, anonymised user data to mobile operators to help them spot network weaknesses

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