Apple's forthcoming iOS 8 includes a number of useful new security and privacy features, says Symantec threat researcher Candid Wueest. But there are missing features he'd still like to see implemented.
A U.S. federal court judge has upheld a warrant requiring Microsoft to give the Justice Department copies of e-mails being stored at a data center in Dublin. But Microsoft plans to appeal the ruling on privacy grounds.
A U.K. House of Lords subcommittee has criticized the recent EU Court of Justice "right to be forgotten" ruling as being "unworkable, unreasonable and wrong in principle." The U.K. government says it plans to fight the measure.
Warning from the U.K. Information Commissioner's Office: Businesses that work with big data must ensure they still comply with EU data protection regulations, especially when it comes to keeping personal information private.
Google and Microsoft met with European regulators in Brussels July 24 to discuss their compliance with the "right to be forgotten" ruling and whether it should apply to all of their search engine sites - and not just those in Europe.
A controversial U.K. "emergency" surveillance bill has become law, just seven days after being introduced to Parliament. But a privacy rights group has already promised to challenge the new law in court.
The British government is seeking quick approval of an "emergency" blanket data retention law that would require U.K. telecommunications providers to store information relating to their customers' calls, texts and e-mails for 12 months.