IBM, HP and Apple are most trusted tech firms

Which are the "most trusted" companies in terms of data privacy, keeping appropriate control over personal information they collect in the course of business? According to Ponemon Institute's "2008 Most Trusted Companies for

Published on: December 15th, 2008 Ellen Messmer

No excuse for lack of encryption

Perform a Google search with the following terms: lost personal data. Here’s a sampling of what appeared at press time:UK families put on fraud alert: Two computer discs holding the personal details of

Published on: September 22nd, 2008 Dave Webb

UK information commissioner warns about growing data losses

LONDON - The U.K. has seen an "alarming number of security breaches" in the last six months involving public sector, private and charity organizations according to Information Commissioner Richard Thomas. There have been

Published on: April 21st, 2008 Computerworld UK staff

Tiered privacy in online advertising proposed by Microsoft

Microsoft has proposed a tiered approach to protecting the privacy of people targeted by online advertising, saying advertisers should get permission before using sensitive, personally identifiable information to deliver ads.Microsoft filed comments on

Published on: April 15th, 2008 Grant Gross and Nancy Gohring

Playing the patriot game

The controversial U.S. Patriot Act was dealt a blow last month when District Court judge Victor Marrero of New York raised the constitutionality of a provision around the issuance of national security letters.

Published on: September 27th, 2007 ComputerWorld Canada staff

The future of the Web, as seen by its creator

The Internet of the future is being built on symbols: what they represent and the relationships between them. Tim Berners-Lee, the man who invented the World Wide Web in 1989 at CERN, the

Published on: July 8th, 2007 Peter Moon

Germany adds digital fingerprints to passports

Germany will store digital fingerprints in addition to digital photos in passports as one of several biometric security measures planned to fight organized crime and international terrorism.All new passports issued from November will

Published on: June 7th, 2007 John Blau

INFOSEC : UK reviews information handling, security

An independent reviewer will release a report next month analyzing how U.K. government agencies manage and protect information, a key issue as the U.K. government looks at ways to broaden how different agencies

Published on: April 24th, 2007 Jeremy Kirk

Telco customers at risk of facing online breaches of private info

Telcos conducting business online need to buck up customer privacy even as their ability to communicate improves. Those are the findings of the Customer Respect Group (CRG), a research and consulting firm focused

Published on: March 29th, 2007 Jim Duffy