PrivSec London to kick off data privacy and cybersecurity debate in 2020

Building on the huge success of conferences in Manchester, Dublin, London and New York through 2019, Data Protection World Forum gets 2020 underway with two days of industry-leading debate at PrivSec London.  Coming to the UK capital’s QEII Exhibition Centre on February 4th and 5th 2020, PrivSec London welcomes another packed programme of keynote talks, debates and much […]

PrivSec200: Recognising privacy and security professionals from across the US East Coast

PrivSec 200 (East Coast) sponsored by OneTrust celebrates the achievements of individuals who are driving forward the much-needed evolvement of privacy and security processes in their organizations. As the world shifts to a privacy and security first frame of mind, it is important those who have a say over the practices of their organizations are [...]

#Privacy: Travelex CEO finally breaks silence

Travelex boss, Tony D’Souza, has finally broken his silence 17 days after the foreign exchange company got struck by a ransomware attack.  Since suffering the attack, the firm has released a number of short statements, however in a video uploaded today on the firm’s website, D’Souza announced that the IT system utilised by in-store staff […]

#Privacy: Belgian DPA to investigate supermarket’s fingerprint payment system 

The Belgian Data Protection Authority, Gegevensbeschermingsautoriteit (GBA), has announced that it is planning to launch an investigation into Carrefour’s fingerprint payment system.  On Tuesday, the supermarket chain Carrefour announced that it was organising a biometric payments pilot, in a store in the centre of Brussels, which would allow clients to pay for their groceries with […]

#Privacy: EU mulls a five year ban on facial recognition tech

The European Union is considering temporarily banning the use of facial recognition technology in public areas for up to five years.  In an 18-page document seen by the BBC, The European Commission has outlined its plans to introduce new rules that will bolster existing regulations surrounding data and privacy rights.  “Building on these existing provisions, […]

#Privacy: Research reveals the serious threat against UK health-related data

New research by Clearswift has found that 67% of healthcare organisations have experienced a cyber security incident in the past twelve months.  The research surveyed senior business decision makers within healthcare organisations across the UK, to which it was found that just under half of security incidents (48%) occurred as a result of introduction of […]

#Privacy: NCSA tells consumers to “own their privacy” as US Data Privacy Day approaches

With the California Consumer Privacy Act taking effect this year and other states considering similar legislation, data privacy has become a growing concern for businesses and consumers alike in the US and around the world alike. In fact, according to a recent survey by Pew Research Center, a majority of Americans think their personal data is […]

#Privacy: Doctors call for social media firms to hand over data for “harm” research

A report by the Royal College of Psychiatrists explains that children and adolescents are most at risk from digital technologies.  The report, released on Friday, calls for regulators to urgently establish a protocol allowing social media companies to share data with universities to help researchers understand how young people are impacted by online content.  The […]

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 is not the case when […]

#Privacy: Staying up with rising expectations for AI will be a key business challenge in 2020

In the next decade, artificial intelligence (AI) is expected to broadly impact daily business operations and provide tangible benefits to employees and consumers, according to Living in an AI World: Achievements and Challenges in Artificial Intelligence across Five Industries, a new study from KPMG LLP. Nine out of 10 respondents anticipate AI will help their organizations […]