Privacy

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We are what we tweet: Wagatha, social media and the death of privacy
It’s been a darkly entertaining celebrity bunfight between Rebekah Vardy and Coleen Rooney, but the light it shone on the nation’s online health should worry us all

Tim Adams

21, May, 2022 @2:08 PM

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Planned EU rules to protect children online are attack on privacy, warn critics
Encrypted messaging apps could be threatened by requirement for platforms to search for and combat child sexual abuse

Alex Hern UK technology editor

12, May, 2022 @4:00 PM

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Bid to compulsorily harvest medical records to meet opposition in Victoria’s parliament
Bill to establish a database of all health records expected to be introduced in the upper house Thursday

Adeshola Ore

11, May, 2022 @5:30 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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Twitter takeover: EU and UK warn Elon Musk must comply or face sanctions
EU commissioner raises hate speech concerns as UK draws attention to penalties in online safety bill

Dan Milmo and Mark Sweney

27, Apr, 2022 @1:08 AM

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Catalan president calls for investigation as spyware targets pro-independence leaders
Pere Aragonès says the Spanish government must have known about the spying, but it denies all wrongdoing

Sam Jones in Madrid

19, Apr, 2022 @4:29 PM

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Australian Border Force searched 822 phones in 2021 despite having no power to demand passcodes
Greens digital rights spokesperson says officers should be required to get a warrant before going through travellers’ mobile phones

Josh Taylor

07, Apr, 2022 @5:30 PM

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Home Office illegally seized phones of 2,000 asylum seekers, court rules
Secret, blanket policy to take mobiles and extract data from them judged unlawful on several fronts

Diane Taylor

25, Mar, 2022 @3:23 PM

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Guardian wins legal challenge over access to employment tribunal papers
Ruling builds on recent judgments enhancing rights of reporters to access documents placed before court

Guardian staff

22, Mar, 2022 @2:18 PM

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Not using a password manager? Here’s why you should be…
Experts recommend password managers for convenience and enhanced online safety, yet few of us use them

Kate O'Flaherty

19, Mar, 2022 @5:00 PM

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Weight Watchers allegedly used diet app to illegally gather data on children, FTC says
Kurbo, designed to target children as young as eight, allegedly encouraged users to claim they were at least 13 years old

Maya Yang

05, Mar, 2022 @6:00 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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