The British government on Thursday signed onto a European deal easing trans-Atlantic commercial data flows with the United States, telling Parliament that the United Kingdom will accede to a Brussels-led agreement that allows American firms such as Facebook and Google to store Europeans' data.
A day after the British Parliament approved a bill intended to eradicate child abuse content, cabinet officials called on social media giant Meta to halt a rollout of end-to-end encryption. Meta hasn't provided assurances that it will safeguard users, charged Home Secretary Suella Braverman.
Hackers stole the personal details of thousands of police officers and staff in a ransomware attack that swept up one of the United Kingdom's largest law enforcement agencies. The Greater Manchester Police on Thursday described the attack as targeting a third-party supplier of various organizations.
The U.K. government may have sidestepped a fight with American tech companies by appearing to soften a legislative mandate for chat apps to actively scan for terrorist and child sexual abuse content. The House of Lords is set this week to return the Online Safety Bill to the House of Commons.
U.S. tech companies are stepping up warnings to British lawmakers over a government proposal they say will fatally weaken security and privacy protections for users. The House of Lords is set to return the bill to the House of Commons after a third reading scheduled to begin Wednesday.
A targeted cyberattack against Britain's national healthcare system could lead to "second-order impacts" such as delays and cancellations, the U.K. government warns. The probably of such an attack occurring during the next two years could be as high as 1 in 4.
CISO Ian Thornton-Trump said he is opportunistic about using chatbots but warns that the technology needs oversight and testing to ensure "the responses that it's giving are accurate and the information it's able to access is also pertinent to the questions that are commonly asked."
The sensitive personal information of about 1.1 million National Health Service patients including trauma patients and victims of terrorism is reportedly among data compromised in a recent cyberattack on the United Kingdom's University of Manchester. The incident also affected students and alumni.
British law firms are at increased risk of being hacked due to a growing number of cybercrime-as-a-service groups, the country's top cybersecurity agency warned in a new advisory. Lawyer are under attack from cybercriminals, nation-state groups and ransomware gangs.
European Union lawmakers have criticized the British government's updated privacy bill over concerns that it fails to adequately protect European citizens' fundamental rights. Lawmakers also heard from the Irish data authority on the status of its pending TikTok inquiry.
Fallout from the March hack of Capita and accompanying data breach continues to mount. While the outsourcing giant initially reported no signs of data exfiltration, multiple customers - including Britain's largest pension fund and potentially hundreds more - now say personal data is indeed at risk.
Members of the U.K. Parliament considering modifications to national privacy law heard assurances Wednesday that the European Union will go along with them. "U.K. GDPR retains all the rights of the European citizens," said John Edwards, U.K. Information Commissioner said Wednesday.
The United Kingdom should augment its cryptocurrency asset seizure abilities as part of an effort to combat ransomware and other cybercrime, a parliamentary panel heard. The rate of seizures is not commensurate with the level of crypto adoption, said Aidan Larkin, CEO of Asset Reality.
The global commercial spyware market will expand over the next five years as demand for advanced surveillance tools by governments surges, says a new report from the U.K.'s National Cyber Security Center. The NCSC assesses that at least 80 countries have purchased advanced spyware apps.
Major internet chat platforms are urging the United Kingdom government to reconsider a bill intended to decrease exposure to online harms but which opponents say would open the door to massive government surveillance. Proponents say online platforms should have a duty of care to protect users.