45% of adults in England were unaware of plans to share GP records with the NHS for research. Activists argue the scheme's poor communication is deliberate.
Privacy and data protection
Servers from four cloud providers, including AWS, are thought to have been used to facilitate human rights violations. Should these companies be more proactive in policing their servers?
The company behind 26 international airlines is rolling out more biometric scanning for passengers. VP of customer experience Christian Draeger explains the plan.
LinkedIn is the latest high-profile victim of a technique which can be legally deployed but is also popular with hackers looking to launch cyberattacks.
Big data and behavioural influence are changing the way insurance providers spread risk among their customers.
The public outcry that followed NHS Digital's announcement of a new data-sharing scheme revealed a lack of engagement with patients, experts say
The outcry over Facebook’s plans for an under-13s Instagram reflects a growing backlash against child data privacy abuses.
The EU's plans for a bloc-wide digital ID scheme could be great for businesses and consumers, but may fall down on privacy and security.
UK spies intercepting online communications was unlawful, a European court has ruled. Perversely, this might help the government do a data deal with the EU.
The future of data transfers between the UK and Europe is likely to be a contentious subject for some time to come.
Ringfencing EU customer information on the continent is a positive step, but not a complete solution to data transfer issues, experts say.