#Privacy: ICO announces that mobile tracking is legal during pandemic

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has announced that the UK government can use mobile phone tracking data to combat the spread of COVID-19. In a statement, ICO’s Deputy Commissioner Steve Wood explained that location data would be used to help tackle the coronavirus crisis, and as the data will be anonymised, no individual will be […]

GDPR and cyber risk insurance: how can insurers improve their cyber risk products

Written by Emmanuèle Lutfalla, Partner, Mathilde Gérot, Senior Associate and Simon Fitzpatrick, trainee, at Signature Litigation. Nearly two years after the GDPR became effective, companies of every size now recognise it as a necessary part of doing business. Its requirements, such as data security, have led prudent owners and managers to appreciate the value of […]

#Privacy: Dutch DPA to investigate Dutch vehicle manufacturers

The Dutch data protection authority, Autoriteit Persoonsgegevens (AP) has launched an investigation into the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliance of vehicle manufacturers.  In a post, AP explained that it has contacted all vehicle manufacturers including cars, commercial vehicles and trucks, asking which personal data it processes, why, for how long, how they have […]

A GDPR reality check: what is pseudonymisation and how do I get there?

Written by Bharat Mistry, Principal Security Strategist, Trend Micro. One major frustration businesses have had in rolling out GDPR programmes is the regulation’s lack of specificity. This is deliberate, of course. Its authors wanted to future-proof the regime as much as possible, and shift the focus from tick-box compliance to following best practice processes. However, […]

Webinar: Build the Case: Increase Your Data Privacy Investment (and ROI)

What is the price of privacy? What value can be tagged at privacy? An interesting question to ask organisations as it reflects the investment they make to secure and protect their data, employees, consumers, reputation etcetera. The webinar taking place on Thursday, March 26th will discuss struggle to maintain privacy in relation to core business and the demand by […]

#Privacy: EDPB adopts statement on data processing in the context of COVID-19 outbreak

The European Data Protection Board (EDPB) has adopted a statement about governments, public and private organisations across Europe taking measures to contain and mitigate COVID-19.  In the statement issued March 16, EDPB emphasised: “Data protection rules (such as the GDPR) do not hinder measures taken in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic.” “It is in […]

CCPA Forces Modern Approaches to Customer Information Governance

Written by Tara Combs, information governance specialist, Alfresco.  The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) deadline has come and gone. And, while the California attorney general won’t enforce the act until July 1st, just five months before its effective date a survey revealed that only slightly more than one in ten business owners and executives were aware the […]