Where do our public lives end & our private lives start in 2019?

In many ways, my career has been defined by the convergence of data and technology. Former roles have included serving as the Director of Customer Success for Salesforce as well as the Global Director of Programmatic Marketing & Data Governance with InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG): I’ve worked at the highest-level of strategies for major Fortune […]

DPO 200: Recognising data protection professionals from across Europe

The Data Protection sector has experienced widespread change of regulatory and technology developments, particularly over the last 12 months following the enforcement of GDPR. GDPR celebrates its one year anniversary tomorrow, May the 25th 2018. The DPO 200, sponsored by OneTrust, in association with the GDPR Institut, recognises and celebrates individuals who have made significant […]

Australian businesses unprepared for data breach surge

New research finds that two-thirds of organisations in Australia are inadequately prepared to deal with cyber-security incidents, despite recent rises in data breach activity. Data loss and theft of private information incidents went up by 78.68% in 2018 compared with 2017, while data breaches experienced through third-party providers and suppliers also increased by 74.3%, according […]

Heathrow biometrics project biggest single deployment in the world

Heathrow Airport’s deployment of facial recognition technology will enable flyers to go from check-in to boarding flights without having to show passport documentation or boarding passes. The £50 million biometric project should be in operation this summer, and is “the biggest single deployment of biometric technology in the world,” according to the Times. Travellers using […]

Microsoft-hosted cloud server in US data breach

A cloud-based server hosted by Microsoft has compromised the personal and private data of around 80 million US citizens. Details including full names, residential addresses and birth dates are among the items of data believed to have been put at risk in the incident. The vulnerability was first found by two Israeli security researchers as […]

Facebook allegedly broke privacy rules in Canada

The Canadian regulator has accused Facebook of “serious contraventions” of the country’s privacy laws. According to the federal privacy commissioner, the social network has also been neglecting its duties as a protector of personal private information, following a probe into Facebook’s conduct in relation to the Cambridge Analytica scandal. Canada’s privacy commissioner, Daniel Therrien, stated: […]