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Labour expresses concern over lack of safeguards within Investigatory Powers Bill

Shadow Home Secretary Andy Burnham has demanded that stronger safeguards be put in place to mitigate the powers being granted to the authorities in the draft Investigatory Powers Bill. In the draft Bill reintroduced by Home Secretary Theresa May last week, the government once again set out plans to force internet service providers (ISPs) to retain customer web usage data ... Read More »

BBC spent £500,000 on failed tribunal defence over sacking of CTO John Linwood

Experiment with big data now, and worry about ROI later, advises Pentaho ‘guru’ Read More »

Online copyright infringers face up to 10 years in jail

Mike Bracken reunited with former GDS colleagues at Co-Operative Group Read More »

GPs could be breaking the law if they provide insurers with medical records

GPs do not have to comply with requests from insurers to release patient medical records, even if a patient has given consent, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has ruled. Insurance firms who request the records under the Data Protection Act are abusing fundamental rights that are protected under EU law, and GPs who do hand over records could even be ... Read More »

Ban military from weaponising artificial intelligence, urge Hawking, Wozniak, Musk and over a thousand tech experts

Military artificial intelligence should be banned according to a letter signed by scientist Stephen Hawking, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, and more than 1,000 other technology experts, researchers and scientists. Other signatories of the letter include business magnate Elon Musk, Google DeepMind CEO Demis Hassabis, and cognitive scientist Noam Chomsky. The rise of artificial intelligence over the past few years has ... Read More »

Curbing immigration is ‘sawing off the branch you’re sitting on’ says MP

The Conservatives’ election promise to curb immigration is a threat to the UK’s economy and is like “sawing off the branch you’re sitting on,” according to Jim Dowd, Labour MP for Lewisham West. Dowd told Computing that the government should be looking to encourage the brightest and best people to migrate to the UK. “We want them to come here ... Read More »

‘We need urgency or the EU will make a fool of itself’: ICO chief Christopher Graham discusses data protection regulation

Author: Stuart Sumner Source: Computing | 18 Aug 2015 Categories: Privacy | Legislation and Regulation Tags: European commission | Government | Facebook | Eu data protection regulation | Google | Privacy | It and the law | Information commissioner’s office | Apple | General data protection regulation | Charlie hebdo | Ico | European parliament | Investigatory powers bill | ... Read More »

New UN privacy chief calls for Geneva Convention on internet privacy

The United Nation’s first-ever privacy chief has expressed concern over attitudes to data privacy by governments, corporations and even citizens, arguing that a Geneva Convention for the internet is required. Joseph Cannataci, a professor of technology law at University of Groningen in the Netherlands and head of the department of Information Policy Governance at the University of Malta, was appointed ... Read More »

ICO investigates illegal data sharing in charity sector

Driverless cars: What is the law, and where will they fit into it? Read More »

ICO advises businesses on how to avoid falling foul of new EU data protection regulation

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has published advice to British businesses on how they can prepare for the imminent and far-reaching European Union reforms to data protection. It is expected that the EU will release the finalised General Data Protection Regulation later this year – or, increasingly likely, in early 2016 – which will see it take effect in all 28 ... Read More »

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