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Under Data Pressure: Avoiding GDPR Fatigue

Over the last 18 months, it’s clear that the European Union’s (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has contributed towards the complete overhaul of the way in which we handle our data. So many organisations have made strides forward and for the right reasons. Yet,...
Posted On 18 Oct 2019
Dr Guy Bunker
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The GDPR and Boards of Directors: Paying Attention to Cyber Security

Cyber security is a topic that’s consistently dominating the mainstream press and we’re seeing an increase in global organisations being put in the spotlight because of targeted breaches, writes Guy Bunker. However, recent research conducted by Clearswift has found...
Posted On 11 Oct 2019
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ICO issues warning about historical personal details accessed through work

An Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) investigation into the actions of two former Metropolitan Police Service officers has concluded. The investigation followed a referral from the Met and looked at whether the two former officers had acted unlawfully by retaining or...
Posted On 26 Sep 2019
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Firms must “prepare for all scenarios” to maintain data flows when UK leaves EU

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has urged businesses to “prepare for all scenarios” as it publishes dedicated guidance notes to help organisations prepare for the possibility that the UK leaves the European Union with ‘no deal’. The guidance provides the same...
Posted On 11 Sep 2019
The High Court in central London
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Liberty fights for “intrusive” facial recognition systems ban following court ruling

Campaigning organisation Liberty is battling for an outright ban on “intrusive and discriminatory” facial recognition technology after the High Court found its use by South Wales Police is currently lawful. Cardiff resident Ed Bridges, represented by Liberty, challenged South...
Posted On 04 Sep 2019
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ICO details change to response timescales for data subject access requests

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has issued updated guidance on the timescales for responding to a data subject access request (DSAR) following a recent ruling of the Court of Justice of the European Union. The general rule is that DSARs must be complied with without...
Posted On 04 Sep 2019
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Liberty and Privacy International bid to uncover phone spying technology

Human rights organisations Liberty and Privacy International have been in court fighting to force the police service to reveal whether or not it’s using IMSI catchers. IMSI catchers are surveillance tools which mimic mobile phone towers, tricking phones into connecting with...
Posted On 03 Sep 2019
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High-profile GDPR fines “having greatest impact” on UK cyber security spend

Research conducted by data security company Clearswift has highlighted that the recent large General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)-centric fines levied against enterprise giants British Airways (BA) and Marriott International have had something of a ripple effect on...
Posted On 28 Aug 2019
Alistair Enser
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The Final Frontier: Brexit and Solving ‘The Irish Border Conundrum’

The border that currently separates Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland continues to be a fundamental sticking point in the ongoing Brexit negotiations. Could the use of cutting-edge security technology provide a workable solution that avoids a hard border? Alistair...
Posted On 26 Aug 2019
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Egress Survey: “Human error remains primary cause of personal data breaches”

Figures obtained via a Freedom of Information request and subsequently released by Egress, the provider of people-centric data security solutions, highlight rather concerning statistics on human error remaining the main cause of personal data breaches. The figures show that, of...
Posted On 26 Aug 2019