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Former police officer's damages award accounted for data breach distress, rules NI court

A former police officer's claim for a £20,000 damages award to be significantly increased to reflect the distress he suffered as a result of the theft of his sensitive personal data has been rejected by a court in Northern Ireland. 22 Sep 2014

Businesses lack trust in cloud providers' approach to data protection and security, survey reveals

European businesses lack trust in cloud providers' data protection and security procedures and practices, according to a study by the Ponemon Institute. 18 Sep 2014

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Singapore data leak should prompt companies to review security measures, says expert

The first data leak in Singapore to be reported in the media since the introduction of new data protection laws in the country should serve to warn businesses about their obligations to the security of personal data they are responsible for under the new regime,... 17 Sep 2014

Singapore health bodies have qualified right to use personal data in health research projects without consent

Medical research using identifiable patient data can be carried out in Singapore without individuals' consent in certain circumstances, the country's data protection watchdog has confirmed. 15 Sep 2014

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