Privacy Laws

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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Privacy Laws

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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Privacy Laws

What do you get when you combine security, privacy and risk?

True data governance by Carisa Brockman, Director, Governance, Risk and Compliance, AT&T Cybersecurity Consulting In the board room, hearing the words security, privacy and risk could send shivers down the spine of many C-level executives given the nature of the current cybersecurity landscape. However, these decision makers have the responsibility …

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Privacy Laws

How Will a No-Deal Brexit Affect Your Data?

By Bruce Penson, Managing Director of Pro Drive IT On the 31st of October 2019, the UK will finally bid adieu to the EU. Or that’s the plan, at least. Since the result of the 2016 EU referendum, businesses across the country have been following the twists and turns of the …

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Privacy Laws

Website Cookie Consent: Is the Cookie Starting to Crumble?

By WILLIAM RM LONG, ELEANOR DODDING AND JASMINE AGYEKUM Two important decisions have recently occurred relating to website operators’ use of cookies.  First, the Court of Justice of the European Union (the “CJEU” or the “Court”) has issued its judgement in Planet49, a case which looked at the standards of consent and transparency …

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Data Protection

#Privacy: Proceed with caution – the ICO opinion of facial recognition technology

By Michael Drury & Julian Hayes, partners at BCL Solicitors LLP Ahead of an upcoming appeal against the High Court ruling permitting police use of facial recognition technology (FRT), the Information Commissioner on 31 October published her first ever official opinion under the Data Protection Act. Coming from the UK’s respected data supervisor, the …

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Privacy Laws

How to make the face fit: facial recognition and GDPR

By Andy Bridges, Data Quality and Governance Manager at REaD Group. In the era of responsible data stewardship and enhanced consumer rights, how does facial recognition fit with the GDPR principles of transparency, Privacy by Design and Privacy by Default? As was revealed in August 2019, the use of facial …

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