SBP editorial: Dixon must be ready to use sanctions to protect personal data

Almost weekly, new revelations emerge about how large tech firms are handling people’s data and each week, consumers and privacy campaigners grow more concerned.

The latest revelations concern Google and show the sheer scale of the alleged mishandling of personal data that can take place.

The Google data issue relates to alleged ongoing breaches concerning 8.4 million websites, more than 2,000 online ad companies and hundreds of billions of broadcasts of personal information ...