ICO says that voice data collected unlawfully by HMRC should be deleted

The voice records of five million people are to be deleted following breaching General Data Protection Regulation. Following a complaint from the privacy watchdog, Big Brother Watch, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) conducted an investigation in HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) focusing on the use of voice authentication for customer verification on some of HMRCs’ […]

Data privacy regulators debate at IAPP Summit in the States

Regulators from around the world met at the International Association of Privacy Professionals’ (IAPP) Global Privacy Summit recently to discuss evolving privacy laws and organisational compliance strategies. The Summit opened this week with the UK’s Information Commissioner, Elizabeth Denham speaking with Irish and Austrian counterparts, Helen Dixon and Andrea Jelinek, in a conversation moderated by […]

Bulgarian gas and storage operator commits to stronger cyber security

The European Commission has given the green light to Bulgartransgaz for two major cyber security projects to go ahead. Bulgartransgaz – Bulgaria’s natural gas transmission and storage operator has plans for IT security ventures which now be funded under the Connecting Europe Facility, Telecommunications Sector. The combined value of the projects is believed to be […]

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, […]