Palantir made £22m profit from NHS data deals
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Palantir made £22m profit from NHS data deals

OpenDemocracy group suggests former Palantir employees have now made their way into UK government positions
25 Aug 2021
LinkedIn denies data breach that reportedly exposed 700 million user records
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LinkedIn denies data breach that reportedly exposed 700 million user records

Report claims 'breach' led to profiles belonging to 92% of LinkedIn users being put up for sale on a popular hacker forum
30 Jun 2021
Privacy campaigners rally against "illegal" Clearview AI data scraping
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artificial intelligence (AI)

Privacy campaigners rally against "illegal" Clearview AI data scraping

The notorious facial recognition firm claims to have a database of more than three billion images scraped from social media sites
27 May 2021
Germany bans Facebook from using WhatsApp data over GDPR concerns
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General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

Germany bans Facebook from using WhatsApp data over GDPR concerns

Hamburg's data protection commissioner issues three-month ban days before the app's new privacy policy rolls out
12 May 2021
Facebook faces 'mass action' lawsuit over data breach
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Facebook faces 'mass action' lawsuit over data breach

Digital Rights Ireland is urging European Facebook users who have been affected to sign up
19 Apr 2021
Irish data watchdog to investigate Facebook data leak
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Irish data watchdog to investigate Facebook data leak

The regulator believes that Facebook may have infringed ‘one or more’ GDPR provisions following apparent leak of 533 million user records
15 Apr 2021
What is the Data Protection Act 1998?
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What is the Data Protection Act 1998?

Despite GDPR coming into force businesses may still find themselves sanctioned under the 1998 act
12 Apr 2021
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
UK signs 'historic' data deal with Japan
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UK signs 'historic' data deal with Japan

The provisional agreement contains digital and data provisions that go far beyond the deal signed between Japan and the EU, gov claims
11 Sep 2020
Irish data watchdog orders Facebook to halt EU user data transfers to the US
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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
TikTok to open first European data centre in Ireland
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data centres

TikTok to open first European data centre in Ireland

The move could signify a desire to shift its operations away from the US as well as secure its position in the European market
6 Aug 2020
Data protection principles
Data protection
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Data protection principles

If you process data, you can stay lawful by adhering to these principles
25 Mar 2019
MPs in a muddle over GDPR and storing voters' personal data
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MPs in a muddle over GDPR and storing voters' personal data

Labour MP Chris Bryant says his staff were told to delete constituents' data
16 May 2018
MPs urged to reject migrant clause in Data Protection Bill
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MPs urged to reject migrant clause in Data Protection Bill

The bill faces its last Commons reading today, with activists set to seek a judicial review if amendment remains
9 May 2018
What is dark data?
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What is dark data?

Too many businesses are tackling the problem of dark data with additional storage, but this is an expensive and inefficient fix
20 Jul 2017
Basildon Council fined £150,000 after revealing data online
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Basildon Council fined £150,000 after revealing data online

Authority exposed personal data including mental health issues
1 Jun 2017
Data guardian criticises DeepMind data sharing with NHS
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Data guardian criticises DeepMind data sharing with NHS

National Data Guardian writes to hospital over data sharing with Google-owned company
16 May 2017
The fight against the Investigatory Powers Bill isn't over
Security

The fight against the Investigatory Powers Bill isn't over

The Snooper's Charter may have been struck down - but it will be back
27 Feb 2017
UK business executives lack confidence to interpret data
business intelligence (BI)

UK business executives lack confidence to interpret data

Survey finds execs aren’t confident in ability to derive insights from business information
8 Nov 2016
Google plans first undersea network between LA and Hong Kong
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Network & Internet

Google plans first undersea network between LA and Hong Kong

Google partners with Facebook to provide 120 terabits per second speeds
13 Oct 2016
Trump resort will not be charged for breaching data laws
Security

Trump resort will not be charged for breaching data laws

Presidential hopeful's Scottish golf course failed to register under the Data Protection Act for four years
12 Aug 2016
Data stored on mobiles and computers worth $682
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Security

Data stored on mobiles and computers worth $682

Kaspersky's research revealed the average ransomware demand is $300
14 Jul 2016
Banks urged to share data but warned over security
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Security

Banks urged to share data but warned over security

Experts voice concern over security of open API recommendations
12 Feb 2016