Category: GDPR

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GDPR and Brexit
September 18, 2019

Deal or no deal? No, this is not a reference to the popular Noel Edmonds gameshow and there are no winners. In the event of a ‘no-deal’ Brexit, with no agreed arrangements covering data protection, the Government is advising organisations to prepare appropriate contracts to ensure any transfer of European Union citizens’ personal data to the UK is compliant with privacy laws. No one knows for certain what will happen with Brexit. What is...

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Top U.S. executives call for an America-wide privacy law
September 13, 2019

CEO’s of some of America’s biggest data-using companies have urged U.S. lawmakers to implement a national data privacy law.The 51 executives say this will protect their businesses from state privacy laws and defend consumer privacy.The bosses signed an open letter from the trade group Business Roundtable, that was sent to Congressional leaders.Business leaders joined forces to make the request from companies such as Amazon,...

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Personal health data shared with Facebook
September 12, 2019

Intimate personal health data is being shared with Facebook, according to a study from Privacy International (PI).PI studied a range of period-tracking apps to see exactly what information was shared with the social network.It included sensitive details such as what contraception was used, when periods were due, and the type of symptoms experienced.Since the findings were revealed, one app said it was changing its privacy...

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ICPA are extremely excited to announce that they have partnered with iCaaS - GDPR Management
September 4, 2019

iCaaS, which stands for Compliance as a Service, forms part of the Data Support Agency Group. Using over £1.2 million in investment for research and development, iCaaS has created one of the newest, disruptive pieces of technology to hit the market. It’s SaaS based solution for GDPR management is designed to make GDPR easy.ICPA members can benefit from a 25% discount.That’s not all – members and non-members can also try...

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iPhones "silently" hacked for years
September 3, 2019

iPhone users have been “quietly” hacked by rogue websites, according to Google.The tech giant warned that hackers compromised iPhones after users simply visited certain affected websites and security experts have called it “an alarming security failure”.Initially, it was thought that either China or Russia were likely targeting an ethnic minority within their respective domains.TechCrunch have even gone so far to claim that:...

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Sweden has issued its first fine under GDPR
August 29, 2019

The Swedish data protection agency (DPA) has issued the country's first GDPR fine, after a school was found improperly using facial recognition technology to monitor the attendance of its students.The Swedish watchdog fined the school in Skellefteå, which is in the north of Sweden, 200,000 Swedish Krona (£16,800) for flouting privacy laws.Interestingly, the DPA indicated that the fine would have been bigger had the trial...

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One of the “Big 4” fined under GDPR
August 20, 2019

PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) is the first of the “Big 4” to be fined under GDPR.The Greek Data Protection Authority (DPA) recently fined the audit group €150,000 for wrongly using “consent” as a basis for processing personal data on staff.The DPA have now given PwC three months to implement corrective measures and comply with GDPR.An investigation was made into the lawfulness of the processing of personal data of PwC...

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CCPA vs GDPR
August 16, 2019

The GDPR, which went into effect in May 2018, is one of the most comprehensive data protection laws in the world. The CCPA’s impact is expected to be huge, given California’s status as the fifth largest global economy. The CCPA will take effect on 1 January 2020, however, organizations have to provide consumers with information regarding the preceding 12-month period. Therefore, some actions may need to be done before the launch date. Both...

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ICO privacy concerns over digital currency Libra
August 14, 2019

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) have raised concerns over Facebook’s plans to launch their new digital currency, Libra.The UK’s data watchdog has joined forces with an international group of privacy authorities who want to know "how customers' personal data will be processed in line with data protection laws".The ICO has signed a joint statement with European and US calling for more transparency around Facebook’s proposed...

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Researcher exposes serious flaws within businesses to adequately deal with GDPR.
August 12, 2019

University of Oxford-based researcher James Pavur contacted UK and US-based firms to test how they would handle a "right of access" request made in someone else's name.For the purposes of his investigation, he asked each of them for all the data that they held on his fiancée, citing the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).He found that an astonishing one in four companies revealed personal information about his partner – even...

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