What’s next for data privacy in the UK?

When it comes to data privacy, today’s top headlines are usually related to some kind of data breach or misuse of data. Whilst these are significant issues, an even bigger concern is the way companies handle consumer data. This is what the General Data Protection...

Why Amazon’s £636m GDPR fine really matters

We were promised huge fines and GDPR has finally delivered. Last week, Amazon’s financial records revealed that officials in Luxembourg are fining the retailer €746 million (£636m) for breaching the European regulation. The fine is unprecedented: it’s the biggest GDPR...

Six ways to protect your firm from a data breach

If I were to ask you what your highest value business asset is, other than your staff and colleagues, what would you say? Your offices? Your library? Your computers and furniture?  While those may be important and expensive assets, there is one that is far more vital:...

How businesses can ensure they comply with CCTV regulations

Businesses need to ensure if they use CCTV they do so legally and that any footage recorded is securely kept – unlike the recent incident involving the UK’s health secretary Matt Hancock. Shaky CCTV footage and still images of former health secretary Matt Hancock...

Thousands of patients hit by NHS data breaches

Fears over privacy after personal details shared with strangers The private data of thousands of NHS patients has been wrongly shared with strangers, including a case where a person’s HIV status was released, The Independent has learned. In one example, strangers...

European Commission Adopts New Standard Contractual Clauses

The European Commission (EC) on June 4, 2021 adopted a new set of Standard Contractual Clauses for international data transfers (New SCCs). The New SCCs take into account the Court of Justice of the European Union’s (CJEU) decision in Schrems II, requirements under...

The cyber security risks of working from home

Organisations have had to overcome countless challenges during the pandemic, but one that has continued to cause headaches is IT security for home workers. A remote workforce comes with myriad dangers, with employees relying on their home networks – and sometimes...