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UK government faces legal action over NHS Test and Trace risk assessments

The DHSC have until 8 July to provide evidence that a data protection impact assessment has been performed
3 Jul 2020
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Facebook flaw gave 5,000 developers access to users' data

Information from users' profiles was accessible after the 90-day time limit had expired
2 Jul 2020
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Privacy groups warn against Google's acquisition of Fitbit

Advocacy groups claim Google could exploit Fitbit’s data collection capabilities
2 Jul 2020
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Immunity passports: What do we really know about the ‘risk-free certificate’?

Proponents say they’re a gateway to reopening the country post-lockdown, but could they be a Pandora’s box of sensitive data?
25 Jun 2020
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Google will automatically delete user activity data after 18 months

Auto-delete update comes as Google pledges “to keep less data by default”
25 Jun 2020
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Facebook dealt data collection blow in landmark antitrust case

Germany's top court says the social network is "abusing its dominant position" to collect excessive user data
24 Jun 2020
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Apple doubles down on privacy with iOS 14 and macOS 11

WWDC saw the introduction of a number of new security-focused features for iPhone, iPad, and MacBook users
23 Jun 2020
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Facebook to share more about privacy updates and changes

“Our work on privacy is never finished,” says chief privacy officer Michel Protti
18 Jun 2020
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Microsoft joins list of companies banning facial recognition sales to US police

Tech giant claims that it did not sell the tech to police departments even prior to their latest announcement
12 Jun 2020
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UK's coronavirus contact-tracing app faces delay over complications with Bluetooth

BBC reports that MPs are considering switching back to the decentralised API model
11 Jun 2020
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WhatsApp exposed users' phone numbers in Google search results

Security researcher claims 'Click to Chat' feature revealed as many as 300,000 phone numbers via public search
10 Jun 2020
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Brave apologises for redirecting users to affiliate links

The privacy-focused platform would revise URLs to add an affiliate code for those accessing cryptocurrency platforms
8 Jun 2020
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Google faces $5 billion lawsuit over 'private' mode tracking

The filing represents the millions of Google users who used Incognito mode since 2016
3 Jun 2020
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Privacy group to challenge UK over test and trace data retention

Open Rights Group threatens legal action over decision to retain personal health data for up to two decades
2 Jun 2020
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Facebook investors will urge firm to drop end-to-end encryption plans

Shareholders say plans could hinder efforts to detect and stop child exploitation cases
27 May 2020
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UK contact-tracing app has multiple serious security flaws

Experts warn that weaknesses in the NHS app could allow attackers to steal encryption keys
20 May 2020
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UK delays rollout of NHS contact-tracing app

Dominic Raab says the app will now be released "in the weeks ahead" after missing original mid-May target
19 May 2020
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NHS contact-tracing app downloads exceed expectations during trial

But a study shows that only 58% of European citizens are in favour of smartphone location tracking
18 May 2020
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Clearview AI to end relationships with private companies

The controversial company looks to avoid litigation and additional scrutiny
8 May 2020
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Switch to the anonymous web

Worried about your online privacy while confined to your home during the coronavirus crisis? Here are some of the best tools for accessing an alternat…
2 May 2020
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How to enable private browsing on any browser

Whether it's Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, or Microsoft Edge, here’s how to enable private browsing on every major browser
1 May 2020
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How to improve Zoom video chat privacy and security

Essential tips to help you secure your meetings and live streams
30 Apr 2020
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Apple and Google will shut down contact-tracing system once pandemic ends

Tech giants pledge to disable tool on a regional basis "when it is no longer needed"
27 Apr 2020