Data breach after hacking
British Airways is facing a record fine of £183 million for last year's breach of its security systems. from the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO).
Easier to read War and Peace
Privacy policies are often too-complicated, novella-length texts that require a lawyer on hand to explain the fine print and most people can't be bothered even glancing at them.
Until Trump gets his wall
US carriers will be given a free pass to do what they like with customer’s data until President Donald Trump gets his wall with Mexico and the government shutdown ends.
Expect much Facebook and Google lobbying
The US is looking at a law which will give it the ability to collect civil penalties if a company misuses consumer data on the internet or allows it to be stolen could be drafted early next year.
GDPR does not apply to football
Grovels to 14 million people
A Facebook bug means that 14 million people may have posted their private information to the whole of the world that uses the social media tool.
Developers will have access to facial data
While the Tame Apple Press praised Apple for promising that facial data used to unlock its new iPhone X would be securely stored on the phone, now it appears that it might not have been giving a clear picture about how the data would be used.
That will cost you 1.2 million
Spain's Data Protection Authority has issued a 1.2 million euro fine against Facebook after it found three cases when the company collected data without informing users, as required by European Union privacy laws.
One in six use one, so no one can see what they are watching
A new report has revealed that VPN usage in the UK has increased with almost one in six people now using one.
What could go wrong?
Amazon has announced the Echo Look, the latest gadget in the company's new Echo-powered hardware lineup and will put a microphone and a camera in your bedroom.