UK business leaders reveal they are less aware of digital risks than European counterparts

UK business leaders identify far fewer risks affecting their businesses, when compared to Germany and France, according to research from the Gowling WLG Digital Risk Calculator, which launches today. This new free tool allows small and medium size businesses to better understand their digital risks and compare these to other businesses and industries. Research informing […]

Consumer privacy demands under new EU data regulations could be more disruptive to businesses than “TripAdvisor effect”

Concerted promotion by consumer groups of new rights under GDPR could be more disruptive to businesses across sectors than the “TripAdvisor effect”, with yet more control over the future of brands and marketing strategies shifting away from companies and towards consumers and employees. This was revealed in a new risk analysis paper on the General […]

Bupa data breach affects over 500,000 international health insurance customers

Bupa suffered a data breach due to an employee inappropriately copied and removed information relating to 547,000 international health insurance plan customers. The data compromised included names dates of birth, nationalities, some contact and administrative information but not financial or medical data. Concerns were reportedly raised about the breach in June. The private healthcare firm […]

82 per cent of UK boroughs have not yet allocated budget for implementing GDPR provisions

A freedom of information (FOI) request by M-Files Corporation, the intelligent information management company, has revealed that the vast majority of UK boroughs have not yet allocated budget towards meeting the various requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), despite the regulation being less than a year from its formal introduction in May 2018. […]

ICO releases Annual Report for 2016/17

Elizabeth Denham has published her first annual report as the United Kingdom’s Information Commissioner. Ms Denham took the post in July 2016, as the ICO was starting to gear up for significant changes provided by the EU data protection reform package including the new General Data Protection Regulation, which will replace the current Data Protection […]

1 in 4 voters in the US May skip 2018 midterm elections over hacking fears

United States voters have had no shortage of cybersecurity news related to elections in recent months, ranging from allegations of Russian interference to revelations that specific states were targeted in attack campaigns.  Among some of the frequent topics being discussed in the news have been political infighting, conjecture regarding collusion, and questions about what’s being done to prepare […]

CCTV industry set to benefit from new data protection rules

The GDPR will require a wholesale reassessment of data protection for the UK’s 5.9 million CCTV cameras, which to date have benefitted from relatively light touch regulation. However, it will enable the sector to enhance its public image and create opportunities for new valued-added services, according to a White Paper from cloud-based video surveillance company […]