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The Cookie Law is finally crumbling – good riddance
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The Cookie Law is finally crumbling – good riddance

The stalest of all laws is getting an overhaul after years of menacing the web, and its end can’t come soon enough
21 Jan 2023
Businesses must overhaul “outdated” recruitment mindset to tackle dearth of privacy expertise
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privacy

Businesses must overhaul “outdated” recruitment mindset to tackle dearth of privacy expertise

Like many other disciplines within IT, businesses are struggling to fill crucial positions for months at a time - an issue somewhat of their own makin…
17 Jan 2023
Meta sues ‘data scraping for hire’ service that collected info on 600k users
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data protection

Meta sues ‘data scraping for hire’ service that collected info on 600k users

Meta says tackling data scraping will require a “collective effort” from platforms and policymakers
13 Jan 2023
What are privacy-enhancing technologies (PETs)?
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privacy

What are privacy-enhancing technologies (PETs)?

As businesses need to consider privacy now more than ever, privacy-enhancing technologies (PETs) are gaining traction
12 Jan 2023
WhatsApp to combat internet blackouts with proxy server support
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encryption

WhatsApp to combat internet blackouts with proxy server support

The newest version of the communication platform offers a new way to bypass state-imposed internet limitations, but concerns remain over IP visibility
6 Jan 2023
Shopify bets on 'Audiences' tool to combat Apple's tracking restrictions for retailers
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e commerce

Shopify bets on 'Audiences' tool to combat Apple's tracking restrictions for retailers

The ecommerce giant hopes its millions of customers will benefit from the Apple-compliant customer-targeting capabilities
3 Jan 2023
Meta to pay $725 million in Cambridge Analytica lawsuit settlement
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social media

Meta to pay $725 million in Cambridge Analytica lawsuit settlement

The settlement closes the long-running lawsuit into how Facebook's owner, Meta, handled the Cambridge Analytica scandal
23 Dec 2022
World Cup security expert says devices have "a huge potential to be abused”
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Security

World Cup security expert says devices have "a huge potential to be abused”

As audiences prepare for the World Cup final, fans have been urged to remain vigilant for cyber threats and potential disruption
16 Dec 2022
The pros and cons of facial recognition technology
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privacy

The pros and cons of facial recognition technology

There are plenty of pros and cons of facial recognition technology, but is it really worth risking user privacy in the name of efficiency and security…
13 Dec 2022
"Unacceptable" data scraping lands Meta a £228m data protection fine
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Policy & legislation

"Unacceptable" data scraping lands Meta a £228m data protection fine

The much-awaited decision follows the scraping of half a billion users' data and received unanimous approval from EU regulators
29 Nov 2022
How to wipe a laptop easily and securely
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Security

How to wipe a laptop easily and securely

A step-by-step guide on how to wipe a laptop safely, regardless of whether it's running Windows, Mac, or Linux
17 Nov 2022
Qatar World Cup apps prompt digital privacy warnings from regulators
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Security

Qatar World Cup apps prompt digital privacy warnings from regulators

European regulators have voiced serious concerns over the permissions required by apps Ehteraz and Hayya
17 Nov 2022
Google agrees record $391.5m settlement in US digital tracking case
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Google agrees record $391.5m settlement in US digital tracking case

The sum represents the largest settlement ever paid in a US digital privacy case which dates back to 2018
15 Nov 2022
UK police fails ethical tests with "unlawful" facial recognition deployments
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privacy

UK police fails ethical tests with "unlawful" facial recognition deployments

A University of Cambridge team audited UK police use of the tech and found frequent ethical and legal shortcomings
28 Oct 2022
What is secure deletion?
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Data & insights

What is secure deletion?

Want to ensure your deleted data can’t be recovered and abused? We explore how secure deletion works, and how you can best protect your information
26 Oct 2022
A strategic guide for controlling and securing your data
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A strategic guide for controlling and securing your data

Forrester's data security control framework
25 Oct 2022
The ultimate guide to deleting yourself from social media
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The ultimate guide to deleting yourself from social media

Worried about oversharing – or just want to kick the social media habit? We’ve outlined concrete steps you can take to delete your identity from the m…
25 Oct 2022
Australia to increase maximum data breach penalty to $50 million
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Policy & legislation

Australia to increase maximum data breach penalty to $50 million

The country's government is looking to raise the maximum fine from $2 million AUD and introduce new legislation to handle cyber attacks better
24 Oct 2022
Data governance and privacy for data leaders
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Whitepaper

Data governance and privacy for data leaders

Create your ideal governance and privacy solution
20 Oct 2022
Papa John's faces class-action lawsuit for alleged misuse of session tracking scripts
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Papa John's faces class-action lawsuit for alleged misuse of session tracking scripts

Session replay tools are used on a variety of websites for analytics purposes, but the pizza retailer faces claims it is engaged in unreasonable profi…
7 Oct 2022
'Systemic ID problems for 10 million Australians’ after Optus breach, warns minister
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cyber attacks

'Systemic ID problems for 10 million Australians’ after Optus breach, warns minister

The telco giant's response to its 22 September breach has brought on harsh criticism, and the company has now handed over its breach investigation to …
3 Oct 2022
TikTok considers changes to data policies amid rising security concerns
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TikTok considers changes to data policies amid rising security concerns

The ByteDance-owned app also faces a potential £27m fine over privacy violations
27 Sep 2022
TikTok considers changes to data policies amid rising security concerns
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Security

TikTok considers changes to data policies amid rising security concerns

The ByteDance-owned app also faces a potential £27m fine over privacy violations
27 Sep 2022