GDPR

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…

1 week 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

3 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…

3 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…

3 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…

4 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…

6 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…

8 months 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…

8 months 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…

9 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

9 months 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'

10 months 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

11 months ago

Twitter ‘Pauses’ Massive Account Cull After Outcry

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

11 months 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…

11 months 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

12 months 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…

1 year 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?

1 year 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,…

1 year 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

1 year 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…

1 year 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'

1 year 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

1 year 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…

1 year 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…

1 year 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…

1 year 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

1 year ago

HMRC Begins Deleting Voice ID Data Of 5 Million Users

Regulators found tax authority had given 'little or no consideration' to data protection when setting up its biometric service

1 year ago

European Parliament Approves ‘Big Brother’ Database

Critics say plans to link together existing identity databases across the EU may break Europe's own data protection laws

2 years ago

Data Protection Regulator To Probe EU Institutions’ Contracts With Microsoft

The investigation follows a Dutch report that found privacy concerns with the way Microsoft held public authorities' data in a…

2 years ago