Facebook US-EU data transfer appeal dismissed in Supreme Court

A Facebook appeal designed to stop a referral to the European Court of Justice (ECJ) regarding the validity of data transfer channels between Europe and the US has been dismissed in the Supreme Court, reports reveal. The High Court passed the case to the European Court in October 2018, saying that Irish Data Protection Commissioner’s […]

European Data Protection Summit welcomes Abigail Dubiniecki

Abigail Dubiniecki is to speak at European Data Protection Summit, coming to central London this June.  The one-day event arrives one year on from the implementation of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) to give business leaders increased guidance on their journeys to legislative compliance. Following 12 months of high-profile data breaches, the privacy […]

Global consumers care more about data privacy, study finds

On the eve of the first anniversary of the European Union’s (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), a new survey by SAI Global, reveals a growing trust deficit across global consumer groups driven by data privacy, traceability and ethical and environmental stewardship doubts. Conducted by brand intelligence research firm Survata, the annual Reputation Trust Index report demonstrates that […]

European privacy authorities have received more than 64,000 data breach notifications

Under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), regulators in 11 European countries have imposed $63 million in fines. A new report by the European Data Protection Board looking overviewing the implementation of the GDPR and the roles of the national supervisory authorities, revealed that a total of 206,326 GDPR cases were reported by supervisory authorities […]

Privacy and Security under one roof at PrivSec Dublin

Privacy and Security teams need to work together closely – but in many organisations silos still exist. PrivSec Dublin will bring together privacy and security teams for a two-day conference that champions collaboration, progression and innovation. Taking place at the Convention Centre Dublin, the city’s leading conference and exhibition venue, PrivSec Dublin is located just […]

Internet of Things remains privacy concern for consumers

New research has found that consumers worldwide have reservations about the security of connected devices within the Internet of Things (IoT). A study conducted by the Internet Society, in partnership with global consumer group organisation, Consumers International, poled the views of citizens in Australia, Canada, France, Japan, the UK and the US regarding views on […]

Blockchain to be used to implement data privacy programmes

Leading enterprises in the States are turning to blockchain technology in a bid to drive cyber security and privacy, reports reveal. Ant Financial, RGAX and VMware have announced that they will partner with Israeli blockchain security company, QEDIT, to help implement privacy solutions through their blockchain networks. QEDIT has used Zero-Knowledge Proofs to help banks […]