Data protection

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Hundreds of organisations breached patient data rules, reveals BMJ
Drug firms, private healthcare providers and universities among those that may be failing to protect confidentiality, says report

Andrew Gregory Health editor

11, May, 2022 @10:30 PM

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Author of review into aborted GP data sharing in England opted out of scheme
Prof Ben Goldacre cited risks of deanonymisation as his main reason for withdrawing his consent

Alex Hern

11, May, 2022 @4:41 PM

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Radical plans to transform NHS drawn up at drug firms and No 10 roundtable
Exclusive: ideas include reducing trial safeguards and allowing startups to harvest patient data

Ben Quinn and Andrew Gregory

04, May, 2022 @1:00 PM

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Private equity executive sought to undermine NSO critics, data suggests
Information released under data protection laws sheds light on apparent effort to undermine Canadian research group Citizen Lab

Stephanie Kirchgaessner and Harry Davies

28, Apr, 2022 @11:37 AM

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Home Office’s visa service apologises for email address data breach
Private contractor running service sent email to applicants containing more than 170 email addresses

Diane Taylor

13, Apr, 2022 @4:34 PM

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Inquiry into leak of Matt Hancock kiss images leads to no prosecutions
ICO finds insufficient evidence against those suspected of capturing footage of minister with colleague

Peter Walker Political correspondent

13, Apr, 2022 @2:45 PM

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UK data watchdog urges vigilance amid heightened cyber threat
ICO reports ‘steady and significant’ increase in cyber-attacks against UK firms over past two years

Dan Milmo Global technology editor

04, Mar, 2022 @12:01 AM

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The data game: what Amazon knows about you and how to stop it
The tech giant has many ways of gathering information about its users’ activity – from Prime to Alexa. So what can you do to keep your life private?

Kate O'Flaherty

27, Feb, 2022 @11:00 AM

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NHS Scotland Covid app rebuked for breaching data privacy laws
UK watchdog says app was not clear about how data is used and it may consider ‘further regulatory action’

Severin Carrell Scotland editor

25, Feb, 2022 @4:55 PM

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How the growing Russian ransomware threat is costing companies dear
With KP Snacks the latest cyber-attack victim, firms must learn to defend themselves against a mounting menace

Rob Davies and Dan Milmo

05, Feb, 2022 @10:00 AM

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FBI confirms it obtained NSO’s Pegasus spyware
Bureau says sophisticated hacking tool was never used in support of any investigation

Stephanie Kirchgaessner in Washington

02, Feb, 2022 @1:22 PM

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NSO offered US mobile security firm ‘bags of cash’, whistleblower claims
Israeli spyware firm denies doing business with Mobileum and co-founder ‘has no recollection of using the phrase’

Stephanie Kirchgaessner in Washington

01, Feb, 2022 @5:00 PM

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