Data Protection

The Data Protection Imperative

Since the introduction of GDPR last year, the way in which businesses and their employees handle sensitive information has come under intense scrutiny. Across industries, companies of all sizes have had to review processes and educate employees to ensure they are compliant with the new data protection regulations, which has …

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Why data anonymisation offers no guarantee of privacy protection

By Matt Lock, UK Technical Director at Varonis  Recent EU GDPR regulations, in common with similar initiatives around the world, are intended to overhaul decades-old standards of protection and commercial accountability for consumer data. The aim is to raise the bar to make them fit for today’s ever-connected, online world. The …

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CCPA In-Depth Series: Draft Attorney General Regulations on Verification, Children’s Privacy and Non-Discrimination

By ALAN CHARLES RAUL, COLLEEN THERESA BROWN, CHRISTOPHER FONZONE AND SHERI PORATH ROCKWELL This post is the third in a three part series taking a deep dive into the five key articles of the Attorney General’s CCPA draft regulations: Article 2 on Notice to Consumers; Article 3 on Business Practices for Handling Consumer Requests; …

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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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