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FREE 1-on-1 with our GDPR Expert 0

GDPR Associates will provide a limited set of FREE OF CHARGE conference calls with one of our GDPR Experts. This will provide you the opportunity to have a dialogue on your specific GDPR related issues and queries and to ask

Pushfor: The rapid spread of the Wannacry Virus 0

If the NHS admitted a patient suspected with a highly contagious virus then the patient is immediately fitted with a mask and put into quarantine.  The patient is not wheeled around from ward to ward to infect as many other

Events: GDPR On Tour – The Clinic 0

GEMALTO: GDPR On Tour. The Clinic. Our GDPR clinic is touring the country, providing practical advice that will get you prepared for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Meet Gemalto across the UK and our experts in Identity, Encryption and

BIG MISTAKE: 1 in 4 UK businesses have CANCELLED preparations for GDPR 11

Study finds a quarter of UK businesses are no longer preparing for GDPR as they mistakenly believe they won’t have to comply because of Brexit ‘For so many businesses to be cancelling preparations is a big concern because this regulation

Britain’s Home Secretary Enters the Encryption Debate 0

An analysis of British Home Secretary Amber Rudd’s call, in response to last week’s terrorist attack in London, for law enforcement and intelligence services to gain access to encrypted communications services, such as WhatsApp, leads the latest edition of the

Apple denies hackers holding millions of iPhones, iCloud accounts ransom 8

Apple reassures customers that none of its systems have been breached, dismissing hackers’ claims that millions of iPhones and iCloud accounts are at risk of being wiped. Apple says none of its systems have been breached and denies that hackers

Russian Spies, Two Others, Indicted in Yahoo Hack 2

Two of the four individuals indicted for hacking Yahoo in 2014, exposing 500 million user accounts, work for a Russian intelligence service unit that the FBI collaborates with on international cybercrime investigations. The Justice Department announced March 15 the indictments

Garante issues highest EU sanction on record 0

At the top of the latest news on data protection there is a wide-ranging sanctioning initiative of the Italian data protection authority. The Garante, Italy’s data protection authority, has issued the five highest sanctions in its history, in fact, the

Experts Pick: Cyber threats are evolving and so must your defences 0

Digital transformation is not a new subject. Technology driven evolution of business to develop more efficient ways of interacting with customers and produce products is fuelling business change. As o… This contect is protected for subscribers only. Please log in

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The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner and the UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office open joint investigation into Clearview AI Inc. 0

The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) and the UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) have opened a joint investigation into the personal information handling practices of Clearview AI Inc., focusing on the company’s use of ‘scraped’ data and biometrics

ICO Warns It Will Punish Those Abusing Data During COVID-19 Outbreak 0

“We are identifying and taking action against those seeking to use or obtain personal data unlawfully or inappropriately during COVID-19″ The Information Commissioner’s Office has tweaked its approach to the changing data environment that the COVID-19 pandemic is causing, as

Covid-19 tracing apps: ensuring privacy and data protection 0

Phone apps could play a part in the fight against Covid-19, but raise privacy and data protection issues. Discover what the EU is doing. Dedicated mobile apps could play a key role in the fight against Covid-19 and the EU

Coronavirus: Rival states targeted UK and US COVID-19 labs with ‘malicious cyber campaigns’ 0

A joint advisory does not name any specific country, but culprits are understood to include China, Russia and Iran. The UK and US have warned that state-backed cyber attackers are trying to steal data from universities, pharmaceuticals and research institutes

GDPR, CCPA and Now, the NY SHIELD Act: Additional Data Security Responsibilities for Companies Holding the Private Information of NY Residents 0

On March 21, 2020, the last of the features of the NY Stop Hacks and Improve Electronic Data Security Act (“SHIELD Act”) became effective:  its data security requirements.  The SHIELD Act is a sweeping statute governing individual rights relating to

Why and How to Build Cybersecurity Into Your Company Culture 0

Data breaches are a growing problem for retailers. Learn how you can build cybersecurity awareness into your business’s culture. At least 61% of retailers were the victim of some type of cyberattack between late 2018 and late 2019, according to

UK regulator fines Cathay Pacific £500k for data breaches 0

The data protection watchdog said that between October 2014 and May 2018 the airline’s computer systems lacked appropriate security measures which led to customers’ personal details being exposed, 111,578 of whom were from the UK, and approximately 9.4m more worldwide.

Pre-employment vetting: Data protection and criminal records 0

Does the GDPR prohibit employers from undertaking pre-employment vetting in relation to criminal records? This article clarifies the complex position in relation to data protection and criminal offence personal data. Although it has been over 2 and half years since

Europe to launch coronavirus contact tracing app initiative 0

BERLIN (Reuters) – European scientists and technologists will launch a joint initiative on Wednesday to support the use of digital applications in the fight against coronavirus while complying with the region’s tough privacy laws. The Pan-European Privacy Preserving Proximity Tracing

To protect your business from hackers and data theft – and to keep the customer trust you’ve worked hard to earn – make sure your company follows these 10 data security best practices. 0

Your store’s e-commerce data is very valuable, and not just to your business. As more merchants store data and build profiles on their customers to offer customer experience enhancements like seamless omnichannel shopping, cyberthieves are taking notice. To protect your

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