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 […]

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 […]

Apple hits out at campaign group’s ‘inaccurate’ privacy complaint

Apple has strongly denied claims from privacy campaigners that it has breached Europe’s ePrivacy directive through its Identifier for Advertisers (IDFA). The non-profit campaign group Noyb said that the Apple operating system on iPhones creates IDFA without the user’s knowledge or consent, thereby breaching Europe’s Privacy Directive. According to Noyb, this contravenes the “Cookie Law”, […]

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 – […]

Business Focus: the latest PrivSec fundraising deals

A roundup of the latest fundraising deals and business news from the privacy, data protection and security sectors. 9th November: ReSec Technologies, an Israeli start-up focusing on malware threat prevention and cyber security, announced it has raised $4 million in funding for a series A round. It’s led by QBN Capital with participation from HDI […]

EDPB issues draft guidance on supplemental measures for data transfers following Schrems II

The European Data Protection Board (EDPB) has recommended measures to supplement personal data transfer tools to ensure compliance with EU standards when transferring data to non-EU “third countries”. Following the Schrems II ruling, which struck down the Privacy Shield between the US and EU in July, many controllers have been relying on Standard Contractual Clauses […]

Australian government opens public consultation on changes to its Privacy Act

The Australian government has opened a consultation on potential changes to privacy legislation. Following the Attorney-General’s announcement in December last year of a review of the Privacy Act 1988, the government is seeking feedback from the public on the “potential issues relevant to reform” outlined in a 68-question Issues Paper. The Australian government adds that […]