Google is offering to pay people for the permission to track their movements online. So, would you sell your data for a few pounds’ worth of Amazon gift cards, or is it worth more to you than that?
Posts tagged with "data-protection"
If you saw a fire, you’d call the fire brigade. If you broke a leg, you’d call an ambulance. But if you found yourself to be the victim of online fraud, would you know who to call, or is online protection just too confusing?
Today the European Commission published its proposals for long awaited new laws on how companies collect and use your personal data. But will these new rules really hand back control of your personal data?
The foundation of the doctor/patient relationship is trust, but it seems you can’t say the same of the NHS in this digital age. Patient data is apparently leaked five times a week – staff need to take extra care with technology.
Our online identities grow every day, but when we leave this life, what happens to the online ghost we leave behind? Should we leave a digital legacy to our loved ones, and if so, is it worth paying for this privilege?
It’s rarely made public, but banks and building societies put your details at risk hundreds of times a year. And yet they hold some of our most sensitive data – so why can’t we trust them with it?
Sony’s PlayStation Network is finally booting back up after almost a month offline, due to the gaming service being breached by hackers. But has the whole debacle made you lose faith in Sony?
What is it with companies emailing people to say their details may have been stolen from a third party? We’ve had a handful of these in just a few weeks, but we want to see them doing more than simply ‘fessing up.
Do you ever feel as though your digital identity has run off without you? Today’s European Data Protection Day, so maybe it’s time to take control – or are you happy to leave identity breadcrumbs all over the internet?
The European Commission has set out to completely overhaul old privacy laws to make sure we’re protected online. Not only should less data be taken from us, but we should have the ‘right to be forgotten’ online.