IAPP-EY Annual Governance Report 2018

In 2017, the IAPP Privacy Governance Report was looking ahead to a year of major legislative upheaval while guessing what impact the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) would have upon its introduction.  So, how have the new laws played out, six months on from the GDPR’s start-date? Social media lit up with greetings of “Happy […]

Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) to provide advice to attendees on overcoming compliance concerns at Data Protection World Forum

Data Protection World Forum is proud to announce that the UK’s data protection watchdog, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), is set to provide attendees a rare opportunity to receive in-person advice about their corporate data protection challenges, with its ‘Ask the ICO’ consultation at the event. The ICO, which is integral to upholding GDPR and […]

Average data breach fine doubles in one year

City AM reports that the average financial penalty issued by the UK regulator for data fines has doubled over the last year, and now stands at £146,000. City law firm RPC, which made the calculations, also concludes that fines imposed by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) in the twelve months to September 30th 2018 increased […]

Automation solutions unleash the power of compliant data crunching

In May 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation was introduced to strengthen data security and drive more responsible data-handling practices in organisations of all sizes.  Companies that fail to meet the GDPR’s standards on data protection risk incurring financial penalties and reputational damage that can so easily mean the difference between success and failure. In […]

Q&A with Prakhar Agrawal, practice director – data privacy at EXL Service

A specialist in Technology Risk, Security, Data Privacy and Compliance, Prakhar leverages 15 years’ experience in delivering value to multinationals across a diversity of sectors. In his role as Practice Director for Data Privacy at EXL, Prakhar oversees all client engagements, understands and anticipates their data privacy needs and challenges, continuously enhances services portfolio and […]

TrustArc announces Intelligence Engine to automate privacy risk management

Leaders in privacy compliance and data protection, TrustArc, have introduced Intelligence Engine, a breakthrough capability which enables businesses to reduce the time to evaluate privacy risks under GDPR and similar laws. This new level of automation significantly reduces evaluation time and delivers an aggregated view of risks to help businesses to prioritise their privacy efforts. Intelligence […]

Aviation sector hit by another major data breach

A major data breach has hit a global airline, compromising the private details of over 9m passengers, the Irish Times reports.  Hackers gaining unauthorised access to the IT infrastructures of Cathay Pacific managed to seize the passport numbers, travel histories and contact details of 9.4 million customers in what is the biggest data breach in […]

ICO issues maximum £500,000 fine to Facebook for failing to protect users’ personal information

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has fined Facebook £500,000 for serious breaches of data protection law. In July, the ICO issued a Notice of Intent to fine Facebook as part of a wide ranging investigation into the use of data analytics for political purposes. After considering representations from the company, the ICO has issued the […]