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China Implements Regulation Increasing Protections for Children’s Personal Data

By YUET MING THAM, COLLEEN THERESA BROWN AND CHRISTOPH MURPHY On 22 August 2019, the Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) announced the implementation of the Online Protection of Children’s Personal Data Regulation (儿童个人信息网络保护规定), (“the Regulation”) which came into force on 1 October 2019. The Regulation comprises a list of rules which seek to ensure the …

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The identity challenge: How can banks know who’s who?

By Ian Holmes, Global Lead for Enterprise Fraud Solutions at SAS Technology has transformed the world of banking, bringing all manner of new services to the table and revolutionising the way that customers manage their finances. Gone are the days of fixed branches and localised appointments. Today’s banking is done with …

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#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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Security Challenges for Financial Institutions – How Smart Out-of-Band (OOB) Management Keeps Networks Up and Running

By Alan Stewart-Brown, VP of EMEA Opengear Information technology and telecommunications are fundamental to service delivery in financial institutions today. Firms are increasingly reliant on IT networks to deliver core services but this can leave them vulnerable to ever-expanding security threats.  That’s an especially serious problem in the world of …

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Cyber security – it’s about the people

By Nigel Munden, Head of Cyber Security at TORI Global The threat of cyber security has rapidly increased over time as attackers become more sophisticated in their approach and legacy technology becomes more vulnerable. But addressing this threat is not as simple as investing in new technology. Without the right …

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Assessing the Impact of the Barbados’ Proposed Data Protection Bill on the Barbadian Private Sector

DEAN C. FORBES, GABRIELLE WHITEHALL AND JAN YVES N. REMYEUROPEAN UNION, GDPR, INTERNATIONAL, LEGISLATION, POLICY *Jan Yves Remy is a former Sidley Austin Associate and now serves as the Deputy Director at Shridath Ramphal Centre for International Trade Law, Policy and Services at the University of the West Indies in Barbados.  As with all posts, this article is …

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Drive to keep firms safe from cybercrime

By Austen Clark, managing director of Clark Integrated Technologies A national campaign to build safer business – and a stronger Scotland – is driving home the message that cybersecurity must be placed the very heart of business operations and planning. The Scottish Business Resilience Centre (SBRC) launched its #PadlockPledge initiative …

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Confessions of a data protection newbie

By small business owner, Stewart Tinson At the turn of the year I was a GDPR virgin. I had heard of Cambridge Analytica and I was aware we lived in a world of cyber-attacks, data breaches, phishing , vishing, spoofing a number, DDoS attacks. But I knew nothing about subject …

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