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Sony Pays ICO Fine
2013-07-15 08:31:22

Sony has said they will not be appealing $376,000 fine levied against them earlier this year by the UK's Information Commissioner's Office (ICO). The British organization tagged the company with this fine following 2011's attack on their PlayStation Network by members of the hacking group Anonymous.

UK Privacy Watchdog ICO Threatens Google
2013-07-05 11:43:39

The battle over Google's privacy policies continues in the UK and much of Europe as privacy watchdogs call the search giant out for the way they borrow data from each of their services.

Google Admits It Still Has Street View Data
2012-07-28 06:23:58

In another eye-brow raising move, Google has admitted that it did not delete data it collected while unleashing its Street View service on the public.

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2012-06-13 10:01:46

Google is under fire yet again for its controversial StreetView Mapping service, after Britain alleged it deliberately collected personal data while capturing images in the country.

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2011-04-17 07:07:15

The United Kingdom’s government accepted European regulations on the use of web-tracking technology by businesses, but said it will not be enforced at the onset.

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2011-03-08 13:40:00

European laws will dictate on May 25 that "explicit consent" must be gathered from Web users who are being tracked through text files known as "cookies".

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2010-12-20 13:46:40

The personal data that Google Street View cars collected has been deleted in the UK.

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2010-11-03 13:45:00

UK's information commissioner says that Google must promise to ensure data protection breaches are not repeated.

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2010-07-30 05:48:32

According to the UK's Information Commissioner Office (ICO), Google did not grab "significant" personal details when collecting data from wi-fi networks.

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2010-01-28 12:30:00

The Information Commissioner's Office found that a university unit involved in a controversy over stolen e-mails on climate research breached rules by withholding data.


Word of the Day
upstander
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.