The number of informants lifting the lid on data protection-related scandals has skyrocketed over the last 12 months, RPC has concluded. Research conducted by the City law firm found a 175% rise in instances of whistleblowing in the year to May 2019, with figures going from 138 to 379 over the studied time-frame. The company believes that […]
Posted on 16th July 2019 in GDPR.
A review of cyber-security procedures has concluded that King’s College London violated EU data laws when it shared personal and private data of politically active students with police authorities. King’s College London (KCL) has now handed itself into the Information Commissioner’s Office. The review also concluded that none of the data subjects had “been part of a […]
Posted on 8th July 2019 in GDPR.
Posted on 20th June 2019 in GDPR.
As the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation reaches its first anniversary, a new study reveals the new data laws’ positive impact on the way employees feel about data security in the workplace. The survey, conducted by ADP Research Institute, found that over half of the respondents (53%) said that their confidence has risen in the […]
Posted on 24th May 2019 in GDPR.
The first anniversary of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) on 25th May is likely to marked with big fines, says data and privacy law firm Collyer Bristow. The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has to date announced just 127 enforcement notices despite there being an estimated 10,000 data breaches in the UK and 59,000 breaches across […]
Posted on 23rd May 2019 in GDPR.
Following an investigation, HM Revenue and Customers (HMRC) has been hit with an enforcement notice after contravening the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Following a complaint from the privacy watchdog, Big Brother Watch, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) conducted an investigation into HMRC for failing to gain explicit consent from individuals about their biometric data. The ICO […]
Posted on 14th May 2019 in GDPR.
Continuing legal disputes between Morrisons supermarket chain and employees caught up in a data leak could have major risk implications for employers under the General Data Protection Regulation. Morrisons was ruled to be vicariously liable for a data breach caused by the actions of a former employee, and has now been allowed to appeal to […]
Posted on 3rd May 2019 in GDPR.
Out of all surveyed brands in the UK, Spain, Italy, Germany and France that purchase adverts programmatically, a staggering 86% now host the function in-house. That’s according to research conducted by the International Advertising Bureau (IAB) into the impact the GDPR is having on the way companies carry out marketing fundamentals as they bid to […]
Posted on 25th April 2019 in GDPR.
Unofficial webpages that process personal details to book visa renewals for immigrants in Ireland claim their data handling practices do not contravene the GDPR. Facebook pages, phone apps and other websites are among the forums available that enable individuals from overseas to pay up to €40 in exchange for a fast-track towards securing a date […]
Posted on 12th April 2019 in GDPR.
Hayley Jaffrey has a proven track record in adding value to support organisations in understanding the data protection legislation – GDPR, DPA 2018 and PECR/e-Privacy. She has experience in developing pragmatic, logical and cost effective solutions that ensure responsible and ethical processing of personal data to comply with the law. The rise of GDPR laws has […]
Posted on 19th March 2019 in GDPR.
A Freedom of Information (FOI) request from the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) was released today revealing the amount of late and incomplete data breach reports prior to GDPR. It found that businesses routinely delayed data breach disclosure and failed to provide important details to the ICO in the year prior to the GDPR’s enactment.
Posted on 11th March 2019 in GDPR.
The first annual report of the Irish Data Protection Commission (IDPC) reveals that the number of data security breach notifications has escalated since the implementation of the EU’s new data laws.