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Coronavirus and data protection

‘…even in these exceptional times, the data controller must ensure the protection of the personal data of the data subjects’, Andrea Jelinek, Chair of the European Data Protection Board The European Data Protection Board’s advice During epidemics and pandemics, employers and public health authorities can process health data lawfully without the need to obtain [...]

By |2020-03-19T15:12:30+01:0019th March, 2020|DPO, ThoughtLeadership|

The new European strategy for data – implications for Big Tech

Last month, the European Commission released its Data Strategy with the aim to create a single data market, promoting greater data sharing to benefit businesses across all industries and sectors in the European Union. In light of this direction outlined by the European Commission, we take a closer look at the regulations and implications for [...]

By |2020-03-10T11:46:35+01:0010th March, 2020|DPO, ThoughtLeadership|

Children’s data protection in the age of datafication: a need for balance

Popular discussions on children’s data protection are often framed as a zero sum game between those who want children to be protected in the digital age and those who fear a chilling effect on content creation. But this is a false choice. It is possible to do both. Proper safeguards – including embedding privacy [...]

By |2020-01-08T11:41:09+01:0015th October, 2019|DPO, ThoughtLeadership|

The legal fallout of the Capital One data breach

In one of the biggest data breaches in the Information Age, a hacker accessed personal details of 106 million Capital One consumers. Through this breach, the hacker was able to gain access to 1 million Canadian Social Insurance numbers, 140,000 Social Security numbers and 80,000 bank account numbers. The US Department of Justice also [...]

By |2020-01-08T11:47:10+01:007th September, 2019|DPO, ThoughtLeadership|

Facebook databreach

On July 24, 2019, Facebook was fined $5 billion in the United States by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) – the largest to date for any company accused of violating consumers’ data privacy. Facebook must also establish an independent privacy committee to improve their data privacy standards and reduce the possibility of future violations. [...]

By |2020-02-10T11:03:33+01:0026th July, 2019|DPO, ThoughtLeadership|