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Data protection experts call on businesses to do more on EU GDPR compliance

Speakers at the European Data Protection Summit called on business leaders to take more preventative measures to avoid data breaches. Hosted by the Data Protection World Forum, the Summit took place in London on Monday 3 June and attracted over 700 attendees, 50 speakers and 30...
Posted On 03 Jun 2019
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“Data privacy fines increased by £2 million in 2018” finds PwC’s Enforcement Tracker

Figures from PwC’s 2018 Privacy and Security Enforcement Tracker show the sum of monetary penalties issued to UK organisations for breaching data protection laws in 2018 totalled more than £6.5 million. That’s over £2 million more than in the previous year. In the fifth...
Posted On 30 May 2019
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GDPR anniversary “highlights need for businesses to change attitudes towards data protection”

With the first anniversary of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) now upon us, a prominent data expert is warning that companies need to change their attitude towards the legislation. Hellen Beveridge, privacy lead at Data Oversight, suggests that when it comes to the...
Posted On 29 May 2019
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First Digital Document Security Conference realises call for international standards

Robust calls for international standards designed to safeguard the security of new digital ID technologies have been supported by the first Digital Document Security Conference. The event saw delegates from global Government banknote and ID issuing and enforcement agencies gather...
Posted On 24 May 2019
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BBC’s Kate Adie announced as opening Keynote Speaker at Infosecurity Europe 2019

As part of what is an already inspiring conference line-up, Infosecurity Europe’s organisers have now announced that renowned BBC broadcaster and author Kate Adie will be delivering the opening Keynote at this year’s event on Tuesday 4 June (from 10.15 am-11.05 am). Also...
Posted On 07 May 2019
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Home Secretary determined to take action against violent content in online world

Home Secretary Sajid Javid has confirmed that a new £1.38 million Government-funded social media hub will be fully operational at the end of May. A 17-strong team of dedicated police staff and officers will be tasked with disrupting and removing overt and covert gang-related...
Posted On 25 Apr 2019
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ASIS Europe 2019: ‘From Risk to Resilience’ breaks attendance records in Rotterdam

ASIS International has just concluded its largest-ever European event. ASIS Europe 2019: ‘From Risk to Resilience’ took place in Rotterdam on 27-29 March, attracting over 900 registrants from more than 60 countries and 45 exhibitors. Once again, Risk Xtra served as an...
Posted On 01 Apr 2019
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“59,000-plus personal data breaches reported across Europe post-GDPR” reveals DLA Piper study

Over 59,000 data breach notifications have been reported across the European Economic Area (EEA) by public and private organisations since the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force on 25 May 2018. That’s according to law firm DLA...
Posted On 06 Feb 2019
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Information Commissioner’s Office hails success of “innovative projects” on Data Protection Day 2019

Innovative data protection projects funded by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) are making a real difference to public trust and confidence in privacy issues. The projects were the first to receive money as part of the ICO’s grants programme, which facilitates...
Posted On 30 Jan 2019
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Leaving the European Union: How Might Brexit Affect Contractors in the UK?

With 29 March 2019 edging ever closer and the politicians still arguing their myriad points in the House of Commons, everyone is waiting with baited breath to see what the effects of the decision to leave the European Union (EU) will be, both in the short and longer terms. For...
Posted On 23 Jan 2019