Privacy and data protection

  • January 22, 2021 22 Jan'21

    ICO resumes adtech investigation

    The UK Information Commissioner’s Office was criticised for ending its investigation into alleged malpractice in advertising technology, but has now resumed its probe

  • January 22, 2021 22 Jan'21

    Sepa data leaks as agency resists ransom demands

    The Scottish Environment Protection Agency is resisting extortion demands from a ransomware gang, but has suffered a data leak in retaliation

  • January 22, 2021 22 Jan'21

    Google threatens to cut off Australia

    Google’s threat to end its Australian Search operation comes in the face of new legislation that would force it to pay media publishers for news content

  • January 21, 2021 21 Jan'21

    Immigration exemption in data protection law faces further legal challenge

    Human rights groups set to take legal challenge against immigration exemption to Court of Appeal on the basis that everyone, regardless of their nationality or residence, should have their fundamental rights and freedoms protected as stated in the ...

  • January 21, 2021 21 Jan'21

    Gamarue malware found on government-issued school laptops

    Devices handed out by the government to support vulnerable children contain malware that appears to be contacting C2 infrastructure in Russia

  • January 21, 2021 21 Jan'21

    Interview: Tony Porter, chief privacy officer, Corsight AI

    Tony Porter speaks to Computer Weekly about the changes in facial-recognition during his time as surveillance camera commissioner, the ethics of using the technology, and his new role as chief privacy officer at Corsight AI