A little while ago I declared a closed season on Phorm, but this story merits coverage. The UK Information Commissioner has examined Phorm's OIX and Webwise offerings, and concluded...
The US has a wealth of state and federal laws intended to protect privacy, but what it doesn't have is a federal equivalent to the EU Data Protection Directive. There's
The Criminal Justice Justice and Immigration Act has received Royal Assent. Why does this matter? Because it gives the Information Commissioners Office new powers to fine organisations that deliberately or recklessly abuse the...
A friend's application for an angling license
reveals may reveal that the Environment Agency is either sloppy with its personal data or is deliberately obfuscating its privacy policies. If government is to build trust in its management of personal information, then these 'small...
Media attention is shifting away from London Heathrow's new Terminal 5. A backlog of 28,000 bags is being cleared via Milan, and the number of cancelled flights seems to be gradually coming down. But what about the biometric security controls?
Newcomer Phorm has ignited a row about online privacy. It's an old debate that's being brought back into the news by new technology, but the impact on Phorm's share price demonstrates the power of privacy concerns.
An online service claims to be able to secure compensation for individuals who claim they were affected by the HMRC data loss incident.Continued »
Last year's data loss incidents have sparked a fascinating discussion that compares personally identifiable information with radioactive waste - and who is supposed to pay to clear it up.
The Information Commissioner has published fresh guidance about acceptable use of CCTV cameras. The most notable part of this is a recommended ban on microphones to record conversations. Why is this such a big deal?