James Eaton-Lee, Head of Information Security / Data Protection Officer, Oxfam

Ahead of this week’s Data Protection World Forum webinar, Building Security’s Influence in the C Suite, PrivSec catches up with Oxfam’s James Eaton-Lee. Eaton-Lee worked in various IT and consultancy roles, before moving into security consultancy, across security testing and assurance. After a spell as Information Security Manager at Travelodge, he came to Oxfam, where […]

Growing focus on data protection across Africa, though implementation issues remain

PrivSec catches up with Teki Akutteh Falconer, founder of the Ghana-based Africa Digital Rights Hub, ahead of PrivSec Global 2020 In recent years, Africa has seen a growth in the introduction and implementation of individual country laws protecting the data of citizens, as well as increased interest in developing a unified approach to data protection […]

The AML “travel rule”: a new challenge for VASPs and GDPR

Since the birth of cryptocurrency, it was argued that virtual currencies and assets are  worthy alternatives to the existing financial system. Governments and regulators have fought long and hard to deny crypto’s legitimacy, but its popularity has made it increasingly difficult to ignore. The news in June 2019 that Virtual Asset Service Providers (VASPs) would […]

China announces global security standards initiative amid tensions with the US over data security

China announced on Tuesday that it will launch an initiative to promote global data security in this area, Global Times reported. Eight proposals were outlined in a statement given by Chinese State Councillor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi, calling for a multilateral approach to mitigate data risks. China’s proposals call upon to handle data security in a […]

The Great Digital Disruption: Adjusting to a New Normal in Cybersecurity

COVID-19 has forced societies, governments, businesses and individuals to suddenly rethink long-held practices and processes. This includes fundamental aspects of our lives, such as how and where we work, teach, learn, live and interact. It is hard to think of any other single event that has caused as much disruption in such a short moment […]

Privacy-By-Design: The Fundamentals of Data Protection

In May 2016, the protection of personal data became a fundamental right in the European Union. In safeguarding this right, the European Commission assesses and determines whether countries meet data protection standards. Privacy Shield was, in a sense, the aegis and seal of approval for companies in the United States to operate on European citizen […]

TikTok fights US ban in federal court challenge

Tiktok has gone to court to challenge Donald Trump’s executive order banning US transactions with its owner. The US administration announced the order earlier this month amid White House allegations that the company is a threat to national security. US security officials have reportedly expressed concern that the app, owned by Chinese firm ByteDance, could […]