Data protection is everyone’s job so it’s no one’s job

Ask a company which role or team is ultimately responsible for ensuring data protection or data security, and they often cannot give a single, clear answer. Data protection is inherently a cross-functional problem, but different parts of the organisation are focused on different priorities, and rightly so. Data security and governance too often fall between […]

Follow the Sun: Last Thursday in Privacy Must-Watch Sessions

For several months, Data Protection World Forum has gathered together the insights of thousands of data protection and security experts for its Last Thursday in Privacy virtual event. But if you missed out on attending our most recent event, held on 30 July, you still have the opportunity to catch-up on the cutting-edge sessions from […]

Trump bans Chinese apps WeChat and TikTok over data collection and national security concerns

The Trump administration targeted WeChat and TikTok on Thursday by announcing executive orders banning US transactions with Chinese owners Tencent Holdings Ltd and ByteDance, Reuters has reported. The executive orders become effective 45 days from Thursday’s announcement. Tencent’s messaging app WeChat and ByteDance’s video-sharing platform TikTok were dubbed “significant threats” by the US government earlier […]

National Cyber Security Centre appoints new CEO

Lindy Cameron has been announced as the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre new CEO, taking over from NCSC founder Ciaran Martin. Currently in post at the Northern Ireland Office, Cameron was previously Director-General for the Department for International Development’s programmes in Africa, Asia and the Middle East. On assuming the NCSC role in October 2020, Cameron’s […]

New report reveals cyber security flaws in UK universities

More than half of UK universities have reported at least one data breach to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) over the last year, according to a report from managed security services provider Redscan. According to 86 respondents of 134 UK universities approached by Redscan for Freedom of Information requests in March 2020, there were two […]