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#Privacy in the age of pandemics

We all want to defeat Covid-19. But how far should we go? And what about preparing for future pandemics? Do we need to enlist Big Brother to support us in this battle? It appears that in China the virus spread is declining rapidly — just 67 new cases yesterday (26th …

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Data regulation in the age of Brexit

By Robert Rhame, Director of Market Intelligence, Rubrik Following years of uncertainty, Brexit is finally upon us. The UK entered an 11 month period of transition out of the EU after officially leaving on 31st January 2020. Now the powers that be in the UK and the EU must decide …

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Data protection in a post Brexit world

By Richard Nicholas and Lauren Webb – data protection lawyers at Browne Jacobson LLP Now that the UK is outside the European Union – will that mean less red tape for SMEs when it comes to processing personal data?   Here’s why you shouldn’t hold your breath. What law applies? You’re …

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The future of policing? The rise and rise of facial recognition

By Jon Belcher, commercial lawyer with Blake Morgan Facial recognition is rarely out of the headlines these days. In February, the Metropolitan Police began using automated facial recognition cameras in London. This follows on from trials carried out by South Wales Police, as well as deployments of the technology by private …

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Privacy is Privacy Even in a Post-Brexit Britain

By André Thompson, Privacy Counsel, Trūata As UK-based companies grapple with the many consequences of Brexit, one European initiative they may be happy to depart from is the General Data Protection Regulation (the GDPR). The considerable burden of compliance that organisations found themselves subject and the complexity of understanding and implementing …

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Looking ahead to 2020 on Data Protection Day

Public and regulatory interest in data protection issues has increased significantly over the last few years, in no small part due to the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). While 25 May 2018 was engrained in boards’ minds as the GDPR implementation date, it was by no means …

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Embrace GDPR, don’t fear it

By Fredrik Forslund VP Enterprise & Cloud Erasure Solutions at Blancco GDPR – four letters that put fear into the hearts of organisations, as the deadline loomed in spring 2018. It’s been quite a journey for many – and varied, at that. Even though the EU gave companies two years …

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Tips to Securing a Privacy Budget

Privacy is historically underfunded when it comes to company budgets, even as “data privacy” has become a popular topic. Some stakeholders view regulations, like the GDPR or CCPA, as a one-time, check-the-box project, and therefore fail to fund appropriately. However, those handling privacy management on a day-to-day basis know this …

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What’s next for cybersecurity: five predictions for 2020

By Brian Craig, legal director at UK law firm TLT Cybersecurity has been a hot topic for large and small businesses alike throughout 2019. Big household names such as British Airways and Marriott have faced record fines from the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) for data breaches, and headlines warn of …

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