UK businesses face aggregate costs of up to 1.6 billion if no adequacy decision post-Brexit transition period, report finds

The cost to UK businesses of not receiving an adequacy decision from the European Commission could total between £1 billion and £1.6 billion, according to a new report by think tank New Economics Foundation and UCL European Institute. The report, compiled from interviews with 60 EU and UK legal professionals, data protection officers, business representatives […]

Apple hits out at campaign group’s ‘inaccurate’ privacy complaint

Apple has strongly denied claims from privacy campaigners that it has breached Europe’s ePrivacy directive through its Identifier for Advertisers (IDFA). The non-profit campaign group Noyb said that the Apple operating system on iPhones creates IDFA without the user’s knowledge or consent, thereby breaching Europe’s Privacy Directive. According to Noyb, this contravenes the “Cookie Law”, […]

Trump fires CISA Director over statement on US election security

The Director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) was fired by Donald Trump yesterday because he authorised a statement saying that the election was “the most secure in American history.” President Trump announced the sacking in two tweets. He said: “The recent statement by Chris Krebs on the security of the 2020 Election […]

All at (Priva) Sea? Brexit and Data Protection

PrivSec Report looks at some of the issues facing data protection professionals impacted by Brexit as the end to the transition period draws near.  June 2016’s UK referendum on EU membership ushered in stormy waters between the UK and Europe. Four years on, and the UK is approaching the end of the transition period – […]

EDPB issues draft guidance on supplemental measures for data transfers following Schrems II

The European Data Protection Board (EDPB) has recommended measures to supplement personal data transfer tools to ensure compliance with EU standards when transferring data to non-EU “third countries”. Following the Schrems II ruling, which struck down the Privacy Shield between the US and EU in July, many controllers have been relying on Standard Contractual Clauses […]

Legal action brought against ICO over alleged Adtech GDPR breaches

UK privacy campaigners The Open Rights Group (ORG) yesterday announced their intention to bring legal action against the UK data protection regulator. The ORG claims that the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has failed to stop unlawful practices by the digital advertising technology, or Adtech industry. ORG Executive Director Jim Killock and Dr Michael Veale, a […]