Airbnb glitch exposed hosts' personal data
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data breaches

Airbnb glitch exposed hosts' personal data

The company has blamed a "technical issue" for the leak that saw hosts' data made available to others
28 Sep 2020
6.5TB of Microsoft Bing user data potentially leaked online
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data protection

6.5TB of Microsoft Bing user data potentially leaked online

A server containing user data was left unprotected in the first week of September, researchers say
24 Sep 2020
Irish data watchdog orders Facebook to halt EU user data transfers to the US
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Irish data watchdog orders Facebook to halt EU user data transfers to the US

Nick Clegg suggests cancelling its transfer mechanism could cause chaos for businesses and the global economy
10 Sep 2020
How businesses were left to scramble over data collection for coronavirus contact tracing
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How businesses were left to scramble over data collection for coronavirus contact tracing

The lack of sufficient advice has opened the door for third-party tech firms to normalise massive-scale data harvesting
9 Sep 2020
China to launch global data security initiative
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China to launch global data security initiative

Data security initiative aims to curb activities that “infringe upon personal information”
8 Sep 2020
Public sector 'risking GDPR violations' by overworking DPOs
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Public sector 'risking GDPR violations' by overworking DPOs

Surging workloads for government data protection teams haven’t been matched with greater staffing
8 Sep 2020
How well does your supermarket know you, Mr. Blair?
data protection

How well does your supermarket know you, Mr. Blair?

Contributing solutions might be more helpful than making inaccurate comparisons
4 Sep 2020
Building a modern information governance strategy
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Building a modern information governance strategy

How to rethink your approach to develop a more modern information governance strategy
3 Sep 2020
InfoSum raises $15.1M in Series A funding round
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privacy

InfoSum raises $15.1M in Series A funding round

Funding to help drive InfoSum’s expansion across both North America and Europe
1 Sep 2020
MPs turn on the ICO over contact-tracing fiasco
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MPs turn on the ICO over contact-tracing fiasco

Open Rights Group says there is "something rotten at the heart of the ICO" for not acting on the government's "unlawful behaviour"
21 Aug 2020
Enterprise data protection: A four-step plan
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Enterprise data protection: A four-step plan

An interactive buyers’ guide and checklist
19 Aug 2020
The state of data protection and cloud
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The state of data protection and cloud

The challenge of providing effective enterprise data protection
19 Aug 2020
UK gov admits Track and Trace scheme 'breaches GDPR’
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UK gov admits Track and Trace scheme 'breaches GDPR’

DHSC has made concessions following the threat of legal action, including reducing its 20-year data retention policy to eight years
20 Jul 2020
European court invalidates primary EU-US data transfer mechanism
Privacy Shield

European court invalidates primary EU-US data transfer mechanism

Privacy Shield ruled to be incompatible with GDPR in landmark case
16 Jul 2020
Brave accuses the ICO of ‘falling asleep at the wheel’
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data protection

Brave accuses the ICO of ‘falling asleep at the wheel’

Brave highlights understaffing and a failure to use statutory powers to investigate the "UK's largest-ever data breach"
13 Jul 2020
GDPR compliance checklist: Is your organisation GDPR-ready?
General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

GDPR compliance checklist: Is your organisation GDPR-ready?

Tips for ensuring your business is compliant with the new rules, whether you're overhauling old processes or setting up a business from scratch
8 Jul 2020
EU institutions told to avoid Microsoft software after licence spat
data protection

EU institutions told to avoid Microsoft software after licence spat

EU data watchdog claims Microsoft's contract terms make it difficult to enforce GDPR
3 Jul 2020
UK government faces legal action over NHS Test and Trace risk assessments
privacy

UK government faces legal action over NHS Test and Trace risk assessments

The DHSC have until 8 July to provide evidence that a data protection impact assessment has been performed
3 Jul 2020
EU fires warning shot to UK over post-Brexit US data-sharing
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EU fires warning shot to UK over post-Brexit US data-sharing

The terms of a UK-US arrangement may not be compatible with EU data protection standards
16 Jun 2020
Brave apologises for redirecting users to affiliate links
privacy

Brave apologises for redirecting users to affiliate links

The privacy-focused platform would revise URLs to add an affiliate code for those accessing cryptocurrency platforms
8 Jun 2020
NHS yet to understand risks of holding Test and Trace data for 20 years
data protection

NHS yet to understand risks of holding Test and Trace data for 20 years

Public Health England has not completed a DPIA into the risks of holding non-anonymised sensitive information, including medical data
29 May 2020
GDPR "inadequate" to protect against contact-tracing privacy risks
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GDPR "inadequate" to protect against contact-tracing privacy risks

MPs and Lords demand new law to guarantee protections for any contact-tracing tech
19 May 2020
Digital activists sound the alarm over UK's 'coronavirus datastore' plans
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Digital activists sound the alarm over UK's 'coronavirus datastore' plans

A dozen groups including Liberty and medConfidential have written to Matt Hancock demanding answers
18 May 2020