Health apps harbour significant privacy risk

The rising popularity in the use of health apps could be undermining the confidential nature of our medical details and conditions, experts have said. A survey conducted by BMJ put 24 health apps under the microscope to find that 19 of those chosen relayed user data with companies and heavyweight data giants such as Facebook, […]

EDPB draft guidelines on the territorial scope of the GDPR

On 23 November 2018, the European Data Protection Board (EDPB) issued draft guidelines (Guidelines) on the extraterritorial scope of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The purported extraterritorial scope of the GDPR has been a source of worry to many businesses, particularly those outside the EU. The Guidelines, which are still under review, will aim […]

Malaysia reviews data protection laws

Malaysia is in the process of updating its data protection laws to bring them in line with current standards. Minister Gobind Singh Deo said that the Ministry of Communications and Multimedia through the Personal Data Protection Department is now assessing the nation’s Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA). Gobind has stressed the need for a refresh […]

GDPR: Are you in the know?

2018 stood as the year for GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation). The regulation came into full force on the 25th May overturning compliance procedures and resulted in an influx in last minute policy emails. But GDPR in 2019 is not any less relevant and if anything compliance has become more important. Whilst supervisory authorities are […]