GDPR after 2 years

Technology is evolving at a much faster pace than many of us might have anticipated. These advancements also brought concerns about individual privacy.  One of the goals of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) was to give European data subjects more control over their personal data. To what extent can we ensure that these privacy […]

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Children’s Online Privacy During COVID-19

According to a report released by the United Nations more than 770 million students world-wide are directly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic’s closing of schools and universities. As the virus has affected the normal course of daily life, children currently receiving online education need specific protection of their personal data as they may be less […]

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European Data Protection Services (EDPS) considers a European wide mobile tracking app for COVID-19

The EDPS has called for a pan European mobile app to track the spread of COVID-19. The initiative called Pan European Privacy Preserving Tracing (PEPP-PT) a coalition of EU scientists from eight countries. Led by Franhoufer Heinrich of Hortz Institute for Telecoms. Keeping the usual course of activities within a company during COVID-19 represents a challenge. The measures taken during this period by companies must comply with […]

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Data Privacy News Bytes 6th March 2020

Cathay Pacific fined £500,000 for failing to protect customer data Yet another airline is handed a significant fine for failures to protect their customer data. Between May 2014 and October 2018, Cathay Pacific’s IT systems lacked proportional security, leading to the unauthorised access of millions of personal data records. Because the vulnerability was active before […]

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Data Privacy News Bytes 20th Jan 2020

Data Privacy Day 2020 Marked by Technology Companies January 28th was Data Privacy Day, marked by global tech companies including Facebook and Google. Users of Facebook received a message to check on their privacy settings when they accessed their account on the day, whilst Google identified seven ways they protect user data in a blog […]