10 things we learnt from PrivSec Global

All the talking points and takeaways from this week’s global live stream experience. This week, many of the world’s leading privacy, data protection and cyber security professionals turned on and tuned in to our PrivSec Global virtual event The event, organised by PrivSec Report publisher GRC World Forums, featured four whole days of keynote sessions, […]

Improving outcomes for children through ethical data use

Alex Hutchison explains the work of The Data for Children Collaborative with UNICEF, a partnership between UNICEF, The Scottish Government and the University of Edinburgh’s Data Driven Innovation Programme, and how it uses data and data science to improve the lives of children around the world.  The Data for Children Collaborative with UNICEF was established just a year […]

Tackling local and global regulations with Microsoft compliance (sponsored)

Collecting data is a core part of most businesses, but responsible usage and protection of that data is required. Not complying with regulations, standards, and guidelines will result in fines & lower credibility with customers, so organizations want to implement technology which they can trust to manage compliance. Microsoft Compliance Manager helps you build out […]

UK businesses face aggregate costs of up to 1.6 billion if no adequacy decision post-Brexit transition period, report finds

The cost to UK businesses of not receiving an adequacy decision from the European Commission could total between £1 billion and £1.6 billion, according to a new report by think tank New Economics Foundation and UCL European Institute. The report, compiled from interviews with 60 EU and UK legal professionals, data protection officers, business representatives […]

Trump fires CISA Director over statement on US election security

The Director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) was fired by Donald Trump yesterday because he authorised a statement saying that the election was “the most secure in American history.” President Trump announced the sacking in two tweets. He said: “The recent statement by Chris Krebs on the security of the 2020 Election […]

All at (Priva) Sea? Brexit and Data Protection

PrivSec Report looks at some of the issues facing data protection professionals impacted by Brexit as the end to the transition period draws near.  June 2016’s UK referendum on EU membership ushered in stormy waters between the UK and Europe. Four years on, and the UK is approaching the end of the transition period – […]

COVID-19 FOCUS: Contact tracing in Ireland

As countries across the world grapple with tracking the virus while protecting data and privacy, Ireland’s contact tracing app has had a better reception than most. PrivSec Report looks at the Irish app’s development and privacy journey. “We got a call back in March from HSE [Ireland’s Health Service Executive] asking if we could help. […]

Report finds privacy and data protection shortcomings in some government measures to address Covid-19 pandemic

Shortcomings in the protection of privacy and data protection in some legislative and technical measures taken by governments to combat Covid-19 have been identified in a report published this week by human rights organisation the Council of Europe. The report, Digital Solutions to Fight COVID-19, examines the impact on privacy and data protection rights in […]

End-to-end encryption could pose threat to children, warns US, UK, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, India and Japan

Certain uses of encryption technology pose challenges to public safety, including to highly vulnerable members of society such as sexually exploited children, according to a statement issued earlier this week by the United States Department of Justice and signed by six other nations. The communique warns that a company’s ability to identify and respond to […]

CJEU ruling poses threat to UK adequacy decision post-Brexit

The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) yesterday ruled that the scope of European fundamental rights to privacy, data protection and freedom of expression extends to mass data retention and collection for national security purposes. In judgments for three cases concerning the UK, France and Belgium, the Court found that despite national security […]