ICO hits out at real-time bidding practices

The Information Commissioner’s Office has criticised real-time bidding carried out by the likes of Google and Facebook because the practice goes against the General Data Protection Regulation. As the automation of advert-selling, real-time bidding has come under fire in recent months by many experts in the UK for the ways in which it muddies the […]

PrivSec Podcast: A legal perspective on third party/vendor risk

The next instalment in the PrivSec Podcast Series brings Steve Wright, former Data Protection Officer for the Bank of England, John Lewis and Unilever, into conversation with Anthony Lee, Partner, DMH Stallard. The podcast considers the use of cloud services providers, and international transfers of data. Anthony Lee is a partner and commercial lawyer specialising […]

British troops go on the offensive on the digital battlefield

UK armed forces have put together a new division to address the growing threat of online propaganda and international cyber-crime. More than 14,000 troops will create the division, with experts from electronic warfare and intelligence combining with soldiers from the 77th Brigade to form a new 6th Division to be based at Upavon in Wiltshire. […]

PrivSec Podcast: Privacy is a Core Brand Value of a Customer-Centric Business

The next instalment in the PrivSec Podcast Series brings Steve Wright, former Data Protection Officer for the Bank of England, John Lewis and Unilever, into conversation with Chris Combemale, Group CEO at the Data & Marketing Association (DMA).  An experienced Chief Executive Officer, Chris has a demonstrated history of working in the marketing and technology […]

Honda struck by 40GB data breach

Honda Motor Company has suffered a massive data breach after an unsecured Elasticsearch database belonging to the company was discovered to be exposing confidential files. The lost data relates to the firm’s internal systems and devices, with the firm believing that documents compromised may total 134 million. The unsecured data mine was found by security […]

Seattle woman detained for Capital One data breach

This week, news reports broke of a cyber-attack on financial services company, Capital One, which led to the data theft of around 106 million individuals. In a statement, the company said: “The largest category of information accessed was information on consumers and small businesses as of the time they applied for one of our credit […]

PrivSec Podcast: Impact on Data Privacy of Adtech and Programmatic Advertising

The next instalment in the PrivSec Podcast Series brings Steve Wright, former Data Protection Officer for the Bank of England, John Lewis and Unilever, into conversation with Julia Porter, Data Strategist, Martech Advisor, GDPR specialist.  Julia is an experienced leader, advisor and non-executive board director focused on building profitable businesses using data-driven marketing, technology and […]

Websites liable for Facebook ‘Like’ button, EU court rules

The European Court of Justice has ruled that the ‘Like’ function created by Facebook makes third-party websites responsible for processing user data under the GDPR, reports reveal. Europe’s highest court was forced to step in after a web-based fashion store embedded a Like plugin into the social network, only to find itself accused of violating […]