UK Home Secretary is offering grants of up to $117,000 to firms that can figure out how to bypass the end-to-end encryption used by the Facebook and WhatsApp messaging systems.
Outgoing UK Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham has suggested a shift in focus from individual cookie popups at each website to regulation of browsers and devices as the source of expressing user tracking preferences.
The UK is now firming up what its data handling and privacy rules will look like post-Brexit. The lead item is an announcement of partnerships with countries that have lost "trusted partner" status in the EU, most notably the United States.
A recent decision by the European Commission has granted the UK the "adequacy" status needed for international data transfers to be considered legal under the terms of the GDPR.
GCHQ is being taken to task for a mass surveillance program first revealed by the Snowden leak, marking the first ruling against the UK government of this nature.
Which? report says old routers supplied by UK internet providers Vodafone, Virgin, Sky, EE, and others put millions of internet users at security risk of cyber attacks.
A UK privacy lawsuit that could involve millions of minors alleges that TikTok violated child privacy laws in its collection of personal information and in transferring it to third parties.
Google and Apple’s contact tracing app was supposed to put user privacy first. Each of the tech giants has blocked the most recent update from the NHS, citing privacy violations.
Since 2019, Facebook has been talking about adding end-to-end encryption to all its messaging services. It appears that the government of the United Kingdom would prefer that these plans go no further.
UK's NCSC issued an alert over the growing risk of ransomware attacks as threat actors diversified attack vectors and monetization methods, with some victims hit by repeat attacks shortly after paying a ransom.