ICO launches AI risk assessment toolkit for businesses
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Information Commissioner

ICO launches AI risk assessment toolkit for businesses

The watchdog is calling for organisations to test its beta data assessment package on live AI applications
21 Jul 2021
What is identity management?
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identity and access management (IAM)

What is identity management?

Make sure only the right people have access to your infrastructure
20 Jul 2021
What is EU-US Privacy Shield?
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Privacy Shield

What is EU-US Privacy Shield?

A look at the now invalidated framework US companies relied on to transfer data to and from the European Union
16 Jul 2021
Mastercard banned from taking on new customers in India after flouting data rules
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Policy & legislation

Mastercard banned from taking on new customers in India after flouting data rules

The country’s reserve bank found that the payment provider did not comply with a data policy established in 2018
16 Jul 2021
What is the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA)?
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Network & Internet

What is the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA)?

We examine the groundbreaking new data law that's often referred to as "America's GDPR"
13 Jul 2021
WhatsApp hit with EU complaint over controversial privacy update
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privacy

WhatsApp hit with EU complaint over controversial privacy update

The BEUC has accused the Facebook-owned messaging platform of breaching 'multiple' EU consumer rights with its "vague" policy prompt
12 Jul 2021
UK gov mulls tech industry deregulation drive
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IT regulation

UK gov mulls tech industry deregulation drive

DCMS outlines a new regulatory framework that prioritises 'innovation' and promises to 'cut red tape'
6 Jul 2021
HPE acquires Zerto for $374 million
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platform as a service (PaaS)

HPE acquires Zerto for $374 million

Zerto will be positioned inside HPE's Storage business, available as a service through GreenLake
2 Jul 2021
Microsoft says it receives thousands of secret data requests each year from US government
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Policy & legislation

Microsoft says it receives thousands of secret data requests each year from US government

The company claims many of these lack legal justification and are either rejected outright or challenged through litigation
1 Jul 2021
EU and UK reach post-Brexit data flows deal
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data protection

EU and UK reach post-Brexit data flows deal

TechUK CEO says the agreement, which will be reviewed in 2025, could potentially unlock an estimated “€2 trillion of growth”
28 Jun 2021
A new trust model for the 5G era
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Whitepaper

A new trust model for the 5G era

Data-in-motion security through a 5G infrastructure
24 Jun 2021
ICO: Use of facial recognition tech in public spaces deeply concerning
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biometrics

ICO: Use of facial recognition tech in public spaces deeply concerning

ICO investigations found most companies using the technology tended to be "immature" in their approach to data protection
18 Jun 2021
UK government to consider gutting GDPR rules
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data protection

UK government to consider gutting GDPR rules

Radical proposals suggest removing provisions on consent and the need for human oversight on AI decision-making
17 Jun 2021
CVS Health data breach leaves a billion records exposed
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data protection

CVS Health data breach leaves a billion records exposed

A misconfigured cloud service is the suspected cause of the exposure
16 Jun 2021
Ikea fined €1.1 million for spying on employees
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privacy

Ikea fined €1.1 million for spying on employees

Privacy experts slam the fine as a 'slap on the wrist' and say the retailer could have faced much harsher consequences under GDPR
16 Jun 2021
US Supreme Court gives LinkedIn green light to fight data scraping
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data governance

US Supreme Court gives LinkedIn green light to fight data scraping

A lower court ruling previously barred the company from preventing hiQ Labs from accessing information that its members had made public
15 Jun 2021
Irish police to be given powers to demand passwords
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Security

Irish police to be given powers to demand passwords

Security experts warn the legislative changes go against the fundamentals of identity and access control
15 Jun 2021
Researchers send “unhackable” quantum data over 370-mile optical fiber
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data protection

Researchers send “unhackable” quantum data over 370-mile optical fiber

Breakthrough could pave the way for highly secure worldwide communications
11 Jun 2021
CD Projekt acknowledges stolen data is being circulated online
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ransomware

CD Projekt acknowledges stolen data is being circulated online

International law enforcement agencies Interpol and Europol have been informed
11 Jun 2021
Canadian mounted police broke law with Clearview AI deal
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artificial intelligence (AI)

Canadian mounted police broke law with Clearview AI deal

The use of a facial image database violated the country’s Privacy Act, said Canada’s privacy regulator
11 Jun 2021
Almost half of workers would share health data with their employer
health data sharing
data protection

Almost half of workers would share health data with their employer

However, a fifth said they do not trust their organisation to use their personal health data responsibly
4 Jun 2021
Amazon’s Ring now requires police to request doorbell videos publicly
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privacy

Amazon’s Ring now requires police to request doorbell videos publicly

Previously, Ring owners got private messages from police looking for user videos
3 Jun 2021
Tories fined £10,000 after sending unwanted campaign emails
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privacy

Tories fined £10,000 after sending unwanted campaign emails

ICO said the breach of data protection laws was “serious”
3 Jun 2021
New study shows global privacy investments increasing
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data protection

New study shows global privacy investments increasing

Companies must still try harder on cookie consent
2 Jun 2021