The public outcry that followed NHS Digital's announcement of a new data-sharing scheme revealed a lack of engagement with patients, experts say
Privacy and data protection
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.
Retailers are embracing facial recognition to enhance security and smooth the payment process. Is this good business or nightmarish surveillance?
Law enforcement agencies are enthusiastic first adoptors of drone technology. What precedents are they setting for the conduct of corporate UAVs in our skies?
Though aimed at China, a new bill emphasising US national data security could spell trouble for Europe.
New rules for AI in Europe are simultaneously bold and underwhelming.
The AI auditing industry is booming, but the lack of a legally binding framework for AI ethics means it could legitimise harmful technologies.
The Covid-19 pandemic has demonstrated the importance of data-driven digital transformation, but it has also exacerbated a trust gap with customers over the use of data.