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TECH 17 Dec 2015 | 7:40 AM

Europeans to be 'masters' of their personal data: senior official

European citizens will be "masters" of their personal data after the European Union agreed sweeping data protection reform that will give them much more say over how companies use their information, a top EU official said.

Technology 26 Jan 2012 | 12:00 AM

EU takes on Internet giants over people’s personal data

b>BRUSSELS:/bThe European Commission has launched a bid to make companies including Internet giants such as Google or Facebook give people more control of their personal data or face big fines

TECH 07 Aug 2017 | 4:41 AM

UK proposes law letting citizens erase personal data on web

The devil’s bargain underlying the internet economy is that people get free usage of websites such as Google and Facebook in exchange for letting companies collect all sorts of personal data that can be used to sell advertising and other services.

Technology 24 Feb 2017 | 9:13 AM

Bug causes personal data leak, but no sign of hackers exploiting: Cloudflare

A bug in its software left hundreds of thousands of webpages hosted by Cloudflare Inc leaking encrypted personal data, but there was no sign yet the leak had been exploited by hackers, the Internet security firm said.

Technology 02 Nov 2016 | 4:30 AM

Airbnb tells China users personal data to be stored locally

US short-term rental company Airbnb Inc has told Chinese users that it will store their personal data locally as foreign tech companies operating in China respond to increasing regulatory pressure.

TECH 11 Apr 2019 | 2:00 AM

Two out of three hotels accidentally leak guests’ personal data: Symantec

Two out of three hotel websites inadvertently leak guests' booking details and personal data to third-party sites, including advertisers and analytics companies, according to research released by Symantec Corp on April 10.

TECH 23 Oct 2018 | 8:15 AM

Paytm says consumer data safe after founder’s personal data stolen

India's top digital payments company Paytm said its consumer data was safe after police arrested three people, including the company's spokeswoman, over allegations they tried to blackmail its founder and extort nearly US$3mil by threatening to leak personal data.

TECH 03 Nov 2016 | 7:00 AM

EU-US personal data pact faces second legal challenge from privacy groups

A new EU-US pact governing the transfer of personal data faces a second legal challenge, putting the details of the deal which underpins billions of dollars of transatlantic trade in digital services under further scrutiny.

TECH 10 Apr 2017 | 6:59 AM

British lender Wonga warns customers of personal data hack

British lender Wonga has warned customers in Britain and Poland that their personal data may have been stolen in the latest major corporate security breach.

TECH 14 Jul 2015 | 6:35 PM

Kremlin to address tech firms' concerns over personal data law

Russia will address Internet firms' concerns about meeting a deadline to comply with a law forcing them to move the personal data of Russian citizens onto servers inside the country, a Kremlin spokesman said.