ICO delays fines during pandemic

The UK Information Commissioner’s Office has deferred £280 million in fines handed out to Marriott Hotels and British Airways and for data breaches. The figures involved are the biggest fines levied under the GDPR so far, but this news comes at a highly sensitive time. This is the second time the fines have been delayed. […]

Research reveals link between developer happiness and application security, but breaches remain at troubling levels

Happy developers are 3.6x less likely to neglect security when it comes to code quality, 2020 DevSecOps Community Survey finds. 28% of mature organisations suffered an open source breach in past 12 months A new report today reveals the findings of its seventh annual DevSecOps Community Survey, which uncovers an intrinsic link between developer happiness and […]

Do the latest moves from Google threaten our privacy?

Two announcements from Google, both seem reasonable under the circumstances, both have privacy implications, however.   We all agree; these are exceptional times. They call for exceptional measures — as long as they are reversed when things go back to normal.   Google itself has delayed an update to Chrome concerning third party cookies. Meanwhile […]

Don’t forget privacy in the mad rush to remote working, say experts 

Privacy considerations are in danger of getting overlooked as companies rush towards home working, warn privacy experts. Usually, large corporations move slowly. The Covid-19 crisis has come as a shock to us all, but privacy experts fear that in the rush to accommodate the shift to home-working, companies are opening themselves up to many problems […]

Messaging in the workplace: new report highlights challenges and opportunities

A new study – Mastering Messaging in the Workplace which is aimed at helping businesses and professionals understand the opportunities and challenges of using messaging at work. The guide by British start-up Guild, in partnership with London Research, contains insights from communications experts and explores how organisations can use messaging tools to foster a culture of […]