ePrivacy reform: Privacy and electronic communications regulations (PECR) under review

The General Data Protection Regulation continues to be a hot topic for all businesses who process EU citizen’s data. Joe Pedder from the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) discusses another reform which is also taking place: ePrivacy. While preparations for the GDPR dominate the headlines, it’s not the only change for the digital economy. As technology […]

Profiling under the GDPR: feedback request

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will affect all businesses in different ways. One significant part of the new legislation is data profiling. Joe Pedder, Interim Head of Policy and Engagement at the Information Commissioner’s Office discusses how GDPR will affect businesses who use this type of data processing. Imagine a friend tells you about […]

Making sense of big data to improve the nation’s defence, security and prosperity

The Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) has today announced the launch of the Data Science Challenge. The challenge is designed to bring the brightest minds in data science together to solve real-world problems. The first challenges – detecting and classifying vehicles from aerial imagery and the classification of documents by themes– are now open […]

Intelligence experts warn UK airports and nuclear power stations to increase security measures due terrorist cyber threat

Intelligence experts have warned Britain’s airports and nuclear power stations to increase their defence measures. This is due to a warning that terrorists may have developed ways to plant explosives in laptops and mobile devices, which bypass airport security screening methods. Intelligence agencies fear that that Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil) and […]