Data Privacy

Four Reasons Why We Must Adopt The GDPR Despite Brexit

Sasha G Brown | Posted 14.07.2017 | UK Tech
Sasha G Brown

Leaving the EU doesn't have to mean giving up online privacy, though. Instead, there are many compelling reasons that the U.K. should fully adopt the GDPR anyway. I personally want more security for my data, and I'm sure that almost everyone agrees.

Border Control: The Impact Of Brexit On Banks And Their Data

David Richards | Posted 27.06.2017 | UK Tech
David Richards

Whatever incentives the UK government might offer to try to keep European and global financial centres in London after Brexit, a number of banks are already looking to relocate to alternative bases within the EU.

Top Uni Accidentally Leaks Details About Students Experiencing Suicidal Thoughts

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 19.06.2017 | UK Universities & Education

A top university mistakenly sent an email to hundreds of students revealing highly sensitive information about classmates who had experienced suicidal...

You Can Choose Your Facebook Friends, But Not Your Digital Family

Rebecca Emerson | Posted 08.06.2017 | UK Tech
Rebecca Emerson

How businesses adapt to serve you and your Digital Family will vary by sector. For example, banks will be looking to cut operating costs by moving their customers to self-serve online or via apps, so it is in their best interest to reassure you about cyber security if you're an Anxious Anderson and they will make it easy for the Analogue Alis.

Please Don't Read My Mind, Facebook - We're All Friends Here

Stephen Ebbett | Posted 04.05.2017 | UK Tech
Stephen Ebbett

Amazon Echo has enjoyed a wealth of success since the product first launched back in 2014. There is now an undeniable appetite for digital assistants in the home, and competitors have rushed to launch their own equivalents of 'Alexa', including Google Home and Samsung's Bixby.

Getting Your Data GDPR Compliant

Guy Marson | Posted 10.03.2017 | UK Tech
Guy Marson

GDPR is an expansive law, taking into account our modern day use of consumer data and the value behind it. GDPR affects all aspects of how businesses collect, store and use data including informed consent, data portability and data use.

How Connected Cities Are A Platform For Innovation

Peter Madden OBE | Posted 02.03.2017 | UK Tech
Peter Madden OBE

In the UK, we have largely built our towns and cities, so a better question might be: 'How could we enhance our cities by overlaying a digital layer?' This layer, spread over the physical, helps us to understand our cities better and create services that allow citizens to interact with the city - and each other - differently.

Data Has An Image Problem

Guy Marson | Posted 17.01.2017 | UK Tech
Guy Marson

Data is supposed to be the new oil, powering all industries and underpinning major business decisions. That said, ask any Tom, Dick or Harry on the street what the word data means to them and they are likely to draw a blank.

Edward Snowden Has Designed A Phone Case That'll Warn You If You're Being Spied On

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 22.07.2016 | UK Tech

Edward Snowden is developing a phone case which could stop governments from tracking journalists, activists and human rights workers via their mobiles...

UK Workers Worry That Employers Spy On Their Wearable Devices

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 20.06.2016 | UK Tech

UK workers are concerned that wearable smart devices are becoming a modern spy tool for employers. In February 2016, Gartner reported that sales of we...

The Investigatory Powers Bill - Bad for People and Businesses

Mike Weston | Posted 20.01.2017 | UK Tech
Mike Weston

Placing a legal obligation on companies to snoop on their own customers is a recipe for disaster. Not only will it undermine trust, it also gives unscrupulous tech companies ample opportunity to exploit the data they collect for their own purposes under the guise of legal authority.

Protecting Brand Me

Nicholas Shaw | Posted 15.09.2016 | UK Tech
Nicholas Shaw

Social media has revolutionised the way we communicate, engage and perceive the people around us. In an age where statuses, 'likes' and photo uploads document our every move, our identities and reputation are firmly shaped by our social presence.

Data Is a God-Like Power - And Our Political Parties Are Taking Note

Joseph Musgrave | Posted 27.08.2016 | UK Politics
Joseph Musgrave

Using all this data brings a myriad of implications, not least the increasing atomisation of voters by political parties. We have already briefly explored this. What I didn't mention was how Obama's operation would send door knockers to specific doors as the data they gathered told them how many people in a given street they needed to convince.

Keep Up or Get Caught Out - Lessons From the Ashley Madison Hack

Gary Newe | Posted 24.07.2016 | UK Tech
Gary Newe

As the lines between the professional and social use of technology continue to blur, it is vital that we start to really recognise the significance of these attacks, how likely they are and how damaging they can be.

Time to Think Big About Big Data

Oliver Daniels | Posted 12.04.2015 | UK Tech
Oliver Daniels

The Magna Carta would spell out how we are going to put the user back in control and hold industry, researchers and governments responsible for realising that goal. But the Magna Carta is not just a document designed to protect individuals. Big Data has a lot to offer society.

The Privacy Prospect

Mark Whitby | Posted 03.09.2014 | UK Tech
Mark Whitby

The "right to be forgotten" could be seen as a potential coup for brands and consumers who wish to rid themselves of those old, embarrassing search links once and for all... Instead of being asked in the fine print if we wish to opt out, the marketing industry may need to get used to the idea of politely asking consumers to opt in.

A Week of Cyber Attacks - What Can Be Done?

Gary Newe | Posted 13.08.2014 | UK Tech
Gary Newe

DDoS attacks are nothing new, with many high-profile attacks dominating the media over the last 12 months, but with well-known brands continuing to publicly feel the impact of attacks, they also show no sign of losing popularity with cyber criminals.

Hands Up If You Know About the National Pupil Database - Hands Down If You Don't

Adrian Thirkill | Posted 12.07.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Adrian Thirkill

Who'd have thought that data privacy was an issue in the 17th century? "I know where thou dwellest" proclaims the King James Bible. 400 years later, a...

A Superhuman Experience: Fear and Love-in at SXSW 2014

Dan Machen | Posted 07.05.2014 | UK Tech
Dan Machen

The Innovation Team is again heading to Austin, Texas for SXSW 2014. This put us firmly in fizzy territory as we waited for the plane to take off. And by fizzy, I don't mean Champagne - the '80s are long gone. I mean a mixture of excitement and The Fear.

CES: Just Because You Can, Does Not Mean You Should

Marco Bertozzi | Posted 15.03.2014 | UK Tech
Marco Bertozzi

The annual pilgramage to CES this year created quite an impression. The big themes were relentless connectivity and tracking, the concept of the Internet of Everything from Cisco, basically the intersection of humans, objects and technology and finally wearable technology.

Instagram Apologises For 'Confusion' But Denies It Wants To Sell Users' Photos

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 17.02.2013 | UK Tech

Instagram has apologised for the "confusing" language of its terms and conditions - but has denied it wants to sell its users' photos. The Facebook...

Instagram Asserts Right To Sell Users' Photos, Leading To Online Outcry

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 16.02.2013 | UK Tech

UPDATE: Instagram has denied it wants to sell its users' photos, but admits the language of its terms and conditions left people 'confused'. The ph...

Is Big Brother Really Bothered?

Helena Gillespie | Posted 01.06.2012 | UK Tech
Helena Gillespie

If I really meant to harm myself or other people in the name of politics and religion, would the new laws really stop me? And am I really being watched any way? I'm not so sure. If Big Brother is really watching us all, he's going to need eyes in the back of his head.

Don't Pin Your Hopes Too Early

Matt Churchill | Posted 14.04.2012 | UK Tech
Matt Churchill

Brand new social networks, your challenge is this: If you're looking to be seen as a serious long-term leader in your respective field, help your future communities out by getting your data privacy in order, be transparent about what your doing with your community's data, and let's work together to give your future communities the best experience possible.