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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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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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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
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Big Brother Watch investigation unearths “facial recognition epidemic” in UK

An investigation by Big Brother Watch has uncovered a facial recognition “epidemic” across privately owned sites in the UK. The civil liberties campaign group has found major property developers, Shopping Centres, museums, conference centres and casinos using the...
Posted On 16 Aug 2019
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Information Commissioner’s Office selects first ten participants for data protection Sandbox

The use of biometrics to speed up airport passenger journeys, innovations in crime prevention and technological advances in the health sector are among the first projects selected to take part in the Information Commissioner’s Office’s (ICO) Sandbox. Other products...
Posted On 30 Jul 2019
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ICO intends to fine Marriott International £99 million for GDPR infringements

Following an extensive investigation, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has issued a notice of its intention to fine Marriott International the sum of £99,200,396 for infringements of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The proposed fine relates to a...
Posted On 09 Jul 2019
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Axis Communications issues White Paper on ‘Smart Buildings & Smart Cities Security’

Axis Communications, the specialist in network video technology, has published its latest whitepaper entitled ‘Smart Buildings & Smart Cities Security’. Authored in association with Unified Security and Virtually Informed, the document is the third in a series...
Posted On 09 Jul 2019
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Palo Alto Networks study highlights preference for AI management of cyber security

An online study of more than 10,000 respondents in EMEA conducted by Palo Alto Networks and YouGov alongside Dr Jessica Barker, an expert in the human nature of cyber security, has explored attitudes towards new cyber security technologies, such as Artificial Intelligence (AI),...
Posted On 08 Jul 2019
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Secure IoT 2019 tackles risks and vulnerabilities posed by using connected devices

The potential risks and vulnerabilities posed by using Internet of Things (IoT) systems and connected devices, along with IoT security Best Practice and guidelines, will be up for discussion at Secure IoT 2019. The third annual Secure IoT Cyber Security Conference will be held on...
Posted On 05 Jul 2019
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Are General Data Protection Regulation Standards Slipping One Year On?

Just over 12 months ago, on 25 May 2018 to be precise, the European Union’s all-new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) standards were set in stone and enforced, sending many organisations into a frenzy to ensure that they were dealing with sensitive data in the correct...
Posted On 27 Jun 2019