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Business 24 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Govt ready to enact privacy and data protection law

THE government is prepared to enact a privacy and data protection law to address the growing concern among Internet users about invasion of their privacy via the Web, Second Finance Minister Datuk Jamaludin Jarjis said.

Business 19 Sep 2009 | 12:00 AM

The rise of digital marketing

Online trading has grown in importance and companies want a piece of the action.

Business 08 Jul 2010 | 12:00 AM

Germany takes legal steps against Facebook

BERLIN: A German data protection official said Wednesday he launched legal proceedings against Facebook, which he accused of illegally accessing and saving personal data of people who don't use the social networking site.

Business 20 Mar 2012 | 12:00 AM

Dun & Bradstreet halts China operations amid probe

BEIJING: Dun & Bradstreet, a global business information firm, said some of its local employees in China may have violated US anti-bribery laws and it had suspended operations at one of its local units pending an inquiry.

Business 30 Jun 2012 | 12:00 AM

New technology to impact marketing

NEW media platforms and smart devices are helping to drive sales and loyalty with input and influence from every single consumer, said PHD Malaysia general manager Audrey Chong.

Business 25 Sep 2012 | 12:00 AM

French Govt asks Facebook to explain data glitch

PARIS: The French government has summoned Facebook Inc managers to appear before the country's data watchdog to explain how some of its users came to believe their privacy had been infringed on the social network, it said in a statement early on Tuesday.

Business 18 Oct 2012 | 12:00 AM

How long can Google's shares stay airborne at US$774?

NEW YORK/SAN FRANCISCO: Google Inc's shares have clung tenaciously near record highs after a three-month, 30 percent rally fueled by rising optimism about Internet advertising, but Wall Street fears it may be running out of steam. Google stock has hovered near an all-time high of $774.38 since touching that peak on October 5.

Business 21 Feb 2013 | 12:00 AM

Google shares top US$800 despite Microsoft challenge

NEW YORK: Internet search king Google’s shares pushed past US$800 for the first time despite a tough new challenge from Microsoft and looming European Union action over alleged privacy violations.

Business 14 May 2013 | 10:36 AM

Bloomberg's top editor calls client data policy "inexcusable"

NEW YORK: Matthew Winkler, editor-in-chief of Bloomberg News, apologized on Monday for allowing journalists "limited" access to sensitive data about how clients used Bloomberg terminals, saying it was "inexcusable", but that important customer data had always been protected.

Business 15 Nov 2013 | 2:43 PM

Big retailer is watching you, matching online tracking

The next time you walk into a shop, consider this: You may not be using your phone, but it is giving out a unique signal that the retailer may be monitoring.