Privacy

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Met police illegally filmed children as young as 10 at climate protest
Big Brother Watch’s FoI request shows force rebuked by watchdog for recording 2019 school strike action in London

Damien Gayle Environment correspondent

05, Dec, 2022 @11:02 AM

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Daily Mail seeks to delay court allegations of high-profile breaches of privacy
Lawyers for group including Prince Harry, Doreen Lawrence and Elton John filed claims two months ago

Jim Waterson Media editor

02, Dec, 2022 @7:42 PM

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‘Still creeped out’: Queensland activist asks Adani to destroy surveillance photos taken of family
Ben Pennings says matter continues to cause ‘anxiety’ after nine-year-old photographed, according to letters

Ben Smee

28, Nov, 2022 @2:00 PM

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UK minister rejects measure designed to tackle Slapp legal cases
Tom Tugendhat says economic crime bill is not right law to stop courts being used by super-rich to silence critics and journalists

Rupert Neate Wealth correspondent

24, Nov, 2022 @7:11 PM

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Facebook sued for collecting personal data to target adverts
In high court case that could set precedent for millions, Tanya O’Carroll alleges owner Meta is breaking UK data laws

Dan Milmo Global technology editor

21, Nov, 2022 @2:33 PM

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Can anyone avoid CCTV surveillance? We ask an expert
Hailed as a tech solution to crime, security cameras throw up questions of accountability and privacy

Coco Khan

18, Nov, 2022 @3:00 PM

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Imperfect match: Australian renters in the dark over use of data by tech company Snug
Exclusive: Snug gives renters a score based on their profile that is meant to match them to properties, but critics say the process is opaque and skirts the law on rental bidding

Stephanie Convery

16, Nov, 2022 @2:00 PM

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Controversial £360m NHS England data platform ‘lined up’ for Trump backer’s firm
Patients will have no say over records going to Palantir, the software giant run by billionaire Republican backer

Jon Ungoed-Thomas

13, Nov, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Medibank v the hackers: how the health insurer fell to a mass data theft
The discovery of a ransomware attack in October led to weeks of negotiations, culminating in the release of private data on the dark web

Josh Taylor

11, Nov, 2022 @2:00 PM

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Greens claim treasurer ‘dodged’ housing scheme question – as it happened
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Caitlin Cassidy (now) and Natasha May (earlier)

10, Nov, 2022 @7:31 AM

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TikTok’s ties to China: why concerns over your data are here to stay
Harvesting data is the norm for social media apps, but the question that many have is where it goes and who has access to it

Dan Milmo

08, Nov, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Tech giants and business warm to Labor’s privacy bill but point to flaws in drafting
Business Council of Australia warns of ‘unintended drafting error’ in privacy bill

Paul Karp

08, Nov, 2022 @1:14 AM

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