MIDDLE EAST FOCUS: Dubai International Finance Centre’s 2020 Data Protection Law

While the world coped with the COVID-19 pandemic, Dubai International Finance Centre managed to issue a new data protection law. PrivSec Report takes a closer look at the legislation and its significance in the region Evolving privacy laws are a global story, and among this year’s additions to the updated privacy regime pile is Dubai […]

ICO welcomes the free flow of personal data from the EU and EEA to the UK for six months under trade agreement

The trade deal announced last week between the European Union and United Kingdom has been welcomed by the Information Commissioner. “This is the best possible outcome for UK organisations processing personal data from the EU”, said Elizabeth Denham, in a statement yesterday. Denham was responding to the news that the UK-EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement, […]

Cyber attackers access Pfizer and BioNTech vaccine info in European Medicines Agency hack

Documents relating to Pfizer and BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine regulatory submission were accessed by cyber attackers, BioNTech confirmed in a statement on Wednesday. European medicine regulator, the European Medicines Agency (EMA), on whose server the documents had been stored as part of its ongoing assessment for a Conditional Marketing Authorization to potentially enable use of the […]

UAE suffers “250% increase” in cyber attacks this year, says cyber security head

Cyber attacks have risen sharply this year, according to Mohamed Al-Kuwaiti, Executive Director of the UAE’s National Electronic Security Authority, CNBC reported. Speaking at the Gulf Information Security Expo and Conference this weekend, he said that the UAE had suffered an “at least 250% increase” in cyber attacks this year amid the Covid-19 pandemic. “There […]

10 things we learnt from PrivSec Global

All the talking points and takeaways from this week’s global live stream experience. This week, many of the world’s leading privacy, data protection and cyber security professionals turned on and tuned in to our PrivSec Global virtual event The event, organised by PrivSec Report publisher GRC World Forums, featured four whole days of keynote sessions, […]

Improving outcomes for children through ethical data use

Alex Hutchison explains the work of The Data for Children Collaborative with UNICEF, a partnership between UNICEF, The Scottish Government and the University of Edinburgh’s Data Driven Innovation Programme, and how it uses data and data science to improve the lives of children around the world.  The Data for Children Collaborative with UNICEF was established just a year […]

Secure foundations: an interview with cyber security specialist Zoë Rose

PrivSec Global speaker Zoë Rose talks us through her journey into cyber security and her thoughts on common enterprise mistakes. With the UK government’s current focus on retraining and attracting people from less “typical” backgrounds to fill the cyber skills gap, they might be intrigued to hear that, over in Dublin, botany’s loss has been […]