Elizabeth Denhan blog: Update on ICO investigation into data analytics for political purposes

In May I announced a formal investigation into the use of data analytics for political purposes. We’re looking at how personal information was analysed to target people as part of political campaigning and have been particularly focused on the EU Referendum campaign. We are concerned about invisible processing – the ‘behind the scenes’ algorithms, analysis, […]

Cybersecurity survey reveals significant GDPR readiness gap

A recent independent survey found that there are still GDPR readiness shortcomings, with more than half (57%) of cybersecurity professionals concerned about compliance with the standard. The survey by Varonis Systems, Inc. explored readiness and attitudes toward the upcoming EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) implementation deadline polled 500 cybersecurity professionals in the UK, Germany, France and U.S. […]

71 percent of organisations plan bold steps in creating a culture of GDPR-compliance: Rewarding employees who follow policies, penalising those who don’t

A new study has found that the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has the potential to drive major cultural changes in businesses worldwide. Nearly three in four  respondents plan to incentivise employees to improve data hygiene and take accountability for data compliance. According to The Veritas 2017 GDPR Report, 88 per cent of organisations around […]