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Digital information carries a significant risk of disappearing, as one of the “fathers of the Internet” Vint Cerf has been warning.
Hard-drive failures are inevitable, but data loss doesn't have to be.
Researchers gain more access to hi-tech research tool, but data start-ups warn the narrow rules create "a backseat for Europe's innovators".
As a commendable European law on personal data comes into force, the research community must not let excessive caution about data sharing, however understandable, become the default position.
Equifax aside, companies are doing better at securing their info. But the phishers keep coming.
Privacy has not always been seen as an asset.
It is illegal to destroy government data, but agencies can make it more difficult to find by revising websites and creating other barriers to the underlying information.
An overview of the new rules to consider where scientific projects include the processing of personal data.
The Computer Fraud and Abuse Act is alarming. Like many researchers in computing and social science, writing scripts, bots, or scrapers that collect online data is a normal part of my work.
The new EU data protection regulations adopted earlier this year by the European Parliament would undermine important research using personal data.
Millions of patient records were sold to insurance firms who used it to set their critical illness premiums in a series of 'unacceptable lapses', an independent review finds.