Experian faces GDPR action after ICO finds ‘widespread data protection failings’
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General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

Experian faces GDPR action after ICO finds ‘widespread data protection failings’

UK watchdog gives Experian nine-month ultimatum to change 'illegal' business practices or face punishment
28 Oct 2020
UK gov faces legal action over Test and Trace data retention
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privacy

UK gov faces legal action over Test and Trace data retention

Privacy campaigners urge Matt Hancock to take "urgent responsibility" to protects peoples' data
26 Oct 2020
Irish data regulator launches GDPR probe into Instagram
General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

Irish data regulator launches GDPR probe into Instagram

Investigation launched after 60 million children were given the option to switch to a public-facing business account
19 Oct 2020
What is AES encryption?
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Advanced Encryption Standard (AES)

What is AES encryption?

AES is one of the most widely used encryption protocols, but where did it come from and how does it work?
15 Oct 2020
ICO to probe Klarna over marketing email blunder
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Information Commissioner

ICO to probe Klarna over marketing email blunder

The ICO has opened an inquiry into the fintech firm after receiving complaints about unwanted marketing emails
14 Oct 2020
FOI requests reveal "thousands" of government data breaches
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data breaches

FOI requests reveal "thousands" of government data breaches

Government departments reported scores of breaches and made numerous notifications to the ICO between 2019 and 2020
13 Oct 2020
Five Eyes nations demand encryption 'backdoors' by-design
encryption

Five Eyes nations demand encryption 'backdoors' by-design

Tech companies are being urged to implement encryption-bypassing systems into their services by default
12 Oct 2020
Google might be forced to sell its Chrome browser
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Policy & legislation

Google might be forced to sell its Chrome browser

The DoJ might order a breakup in order to reduce Google's power in the online search market
12 Oct 2020
Arm will use ‘firewalls’ to protect customer data from Nvidia
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mergers and acquisitions

Arm will use ‘firewalls’ to protect customer data from Nvidia

Arm's customers include Intel and Qualcomm Inc, which are also considered some of Nvidia’s main competitors
8 Oct 2020
Cambridge Analytica models were exaggerated and ineffective, ICO claims
data protection

Cambridge Analytica models were exaggerated and ineffective, ICO claims

The regulator has confirmed it will end its ongoing investigation into misuse of data in political campaigning
8 Oct 2020
UK 'mass surveillance' regime is illegal, EU court declares
privacy

UK 'mass surveillance' regime is illegal, EU court declares

Indiscriminate data collection contravenes rights to privacy and data protection, despite “national security” justification
7 Oct 2020
GitLab patches API flaw that exposed private group data
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Security

GitLab patches API flaw that exposed private group data

GitLab private projects that were formerly public could have been accessed through search APIs
7 Oct 2020
Data: A resource much too valuable to leave unprotected
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Data: A resource much too valuable to leave unprotected

Protect your data to protect your company
7 Oct 2020
Building a modern information governance strategy
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Building a modern information governance strategy

How to rethink your approach to develop a more modern information governance strategy
6 Oct 2020
H&M fined £32 million for intrusive employee surveillance
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General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

H&M fined £32 million for intrusive employee surveillance

German wing of the fashion retailer violated GDPR by chronicling and sharing employee holiday experiences
2 Oct 2020
EU might force tech giants to share data with smaller rivals
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Policy & legislation

EU might force tech giants to share data with smaller rivals

The Digital Services Act draft also suggests that firms may be banned from giving their own services preferential treatment
30 Sep 2020
Airbnb glitch exposed hosts' personal data
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data breaches

Airbnb glitch exposed hosts' personal data

The company has blamed a "technical issue" for the leak that saw hosts' data made available to others
29 Sep 2020
6.5TB of Microsoft Bing user data potentially leaked online
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data protection

6.5TB of Microsoft Bing user data potentially leaked online

A server containing user data was left unprotected in the first week of September, researchers say
24 Sep 2020
Irish data watchdog orders Facebook to halt EU user data transfers to the US
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data controller

Irish data watchdog orders Facebook to halt EU user data transfers to the US

Nick Clegg suggests cancelling its transfer mechanism could cause chaos for businesses and the global economy
10 Sep 2020
How businesses were left to scramble over data collection for coronavirus contact tracing
data protection

How businesses were left to scramble over data collection for coronavirus contact tracing

The lack of sufficient advice has opened the door for third-party tech firms to normalise massive-scale data harvesting
9 Sep 2020
China to launch global data security initiative
Policy & legislation

China to launch global data security initiative

Data security initiative aims to curb activities that “infringe upon personal information”
8 Sep 2020
Public sector 'risking GDPR violations' by overworking DPOs
General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

Public sector 'risking GDPR violations' by overworking DPOs

Surging workloads for government data protection teams haven’t been matched with greater staffing
8 Sep 2020
How well does your supermarket know you, Mr. Blair?
data protection

How well does your supermarket know you, Mr. Blair?

Contributing solutions might be more helpful than making inaccurate comparisons
4 Sep 2020