Cambridge Analytica's harvesting of data on 50 million Americans and its support for the Brexit campaign have prompted internal and external probes of both Facebook and the data analytics firm.
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) fined toy firm VTech US$ 650,000 (£482,000) as part of a settlement for violating a US children's privacy laws.
Russia's anti-privacy laws began taking effect 1 October - with another deadline on 1 November - just as the country pledged to block Facebook if the company refuses to store Russian citizens' data on Russian servers.
Transport agency staff who sought to hide data breach at Swedish transport agency have been ousted and PM criticised for failure to disclose earlier.
Dr Hielke Hijmans has joined the Centre for Information Policy Leadership (CIPL) at Hunton & Williams LLP as a senior policy advisor.
Privacy Shield's long awaited final draft will be done by the end of this month. SC talked to some of those in the industry who will fall under its dominion
A last minute agreement on EU-US Safe Harbour transatlantic data transfers has been announced, but civil liberties objections are expected by those who believe initial concerns are not fully addressed.
The European Parliament has approved its report, Towards a Digital Single Market Act, with cyber-security a major concern. We speak to Estonian MEP Kaja Kallas.
The European Union's General Data Protection Regulation is on course to be introduced this year, but politicians and IT security teams are not completely sold on it.
One year ago the European Court of Justice ruled that Google should remove URL links from its search engine at the request of just one internet user; now, the tech giant finds itself fighting a privacy battle against users, regulators, academics and activists.
Nearly half of European IT professionals would struggle to meet the reporting requirements of new EU data protection regulation. That's according to a survey from Varonis, who also found that a third of organisations did not have a plan to enable them to comply with the new legislation.
Facebook privacy is once again in question with researchers finding that the social networking giant tracks all visitors, including those who do not have a user account.
A panel compromising the former head of GCHQ, leading scientists and privacy rights campaigners raised concerns over the use of biometrics at a government committee meeting earlier this week.
International use of personal data emphasises the differing laws that need to be adhered to, but there are solutions explains Alan Kessler.
A leaked document reveals that the British government plans to revise data collection laws so that it can share personal details on earnings, tax and criminal records, benefits payments and more with all agencies in the public sector.
The British government has been criticised by the president of a leading UK data protection professional body for trying to water down the 'right to be forgotten' privacy protection now being instigated by Google.
The British government looks set to pass the Data Retention and Investigations Powers Bill - a law which will allow police and security services to access people's phone and internet records from telcos and ISPs.
A proposal by HMRC to release millions of taxpayers' personal data to private firms has whipped up a storm on data privacy.
Popular messaging service WhatsApp is facing up to another PR disaster after a security researcher found that others could access private chats through downloaded Android apps.
Tapping Gaussian functions to analyse which HTTPS pages are being accessed exposes website usage.
The Government has responded to fears about the security of millions of NHS patients' personal data by giving privacy watchdog the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) the power to carry out 'compulsory audits' on how well the health service looks after personal information.
Paul Midian asks, 'How much are you prepared to 'give of yourself' so that algorithms can predict your wants and make your life easier? '
The European Commission's forthcoming data protection law reforms have been heavily criticised on Data Privacy Day.
Former CIA contractor Edward Snowden may be holed up in Russia, but his actions could yet see changes on privacy law and the funding of certain data protection agencies.