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data protection

UK’s Carphone Warehouse fined nearly $540k for 2015 hack

[ad_1] The UK’s data watchdog has handed mobile phone retailer Carphone Warehouse a £400,000 fine — just shy of the £500k maximum the regulator can currently issue — for security failings attached to a 2015 hack that compromised the personal data of some three million customers and 1,000...

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Concerns raised over new ethics regime for UK public sector data processing

[ad_1] Concerns have been raised about a set of late stage government amendments inserted into the UK’s draft data protection bill. The clauses deal with the processing of public sector data. Health data privacy advocacy group MedConfidential believes ministers are trying to sneak in a data...

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The light and dark of AI-powered smartphones

[ad_1] Analyst Gartner put out a 10-strong listicle this week identifying what it dubbed “high-impact” uses for AI-powered features on smartphones that it suggests will enable device vendors to provide “more value” to customers via the medium of “more advanced” user experiences. It’s also predicting that,...

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The menopause is on our roadmap, says Clue’s Ida Tin

[ad_1] Femtech startup Clue is looking at expanding the feature-set of its period tracking app to attract women outside its current younger demographic. “Menopause is a huge space,” said founder Ida Tin, speaking on stage here at TechCrunch Disrupt Berlin. “I’ve been submerged into this area...

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Uber data breach “raises huge concerns”, says UK data watchdog

[ad_1] The fallout from Uber’s disclosure yesterday of a massive data breach affecting 57 million users and drivers that it concealed for a year continues: The UK’s data protection watchdog has put out a strongly worded statement saying the company’s announcement “raises huge concerns around...

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Consumer report warns over safety of kids’ smartwatches

[ad_1] A report by an EU consumer watchdog has flagged up myriad problems with smartwatches designed for children, including security flaws, privacy concerns, and risks posed by unreliable features. Based on the analysis it argues that the core ‘peace of mind’ proposition of GPS smartwatches aimed at...

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GDPR readiness: Education sector rivals technology industry in race towards General Data Protection Regulation compliance

[ad_1] New research from leading information security company Clearswift has shown that the education sector is rivaling technology for the top spot when it comes to GDPR preparedness. The research surveyed 600 senior business decision makers and 1,200 employees across the UK, US, Germany and...

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Microsoft’s Windows 10 breaches privacy law, says Dutch DPA

[ad_1] The Dutch data protection authority has concluded that Microsoft’s Windows 10 operating system breaches local privacy law on account of its collection of telemetry metadata. The OS has been available since the end of July 2015. Personal data being harvested by default by Microsoft can...

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