What’s on the horizon this year for data protection

We begin this year with a new EU-UK trade agreement, providing the data protection world with some comfort around data transfer flows from the EU/EEA to the UK. As the Covid-19 pandemic continues, HewardMills has highlighted data privacy trends and practical steps which organisations should take note of to ensure their data protection programmes [...]

By |2021-01-21T09:24:20+00:0020th January, 2021|DPO, International, News|

BluJay Solutions appoints HewardMills as external DPO

Leading provider of global supply chain software and services, BluJay Solutions, has appointed HewardMills as its external Data Protection Officer (DPO) for global operations with a focus in Europe and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).  BluJay Solutions provides supply chain services for thousands of the world’s leading manufacturers, retailers, distributors, freight forwarders, customs brokers, carriers, and [...]

By |2021-01-20T09:57:34+00:0011th January, 2021|DPO, News|

What do you need to know about CPRA?

California voters pass Proposition 24, approving the California Privacy Rights and Enforcement Act On 3 November, California voters approved Proposition 24, otherwise known as the California Privacy Rights and Enforcement Act (CPRA). The new law comes into effect on 1 January 2023 and will significantly augment the privacy provisions under the 2018 California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). [...]

By |2020-12-02T14:18:25+00:002nd December, 2020|DPO, ThoughtLeadership|

Machine Learning Algorithms in Online Learning

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, schools have increasingly turned to digital learning platforms to help students continue their education. These new technologies, many of which use machine learning (ML) algorithms, have been absolutely vital in the effort to bring degree-conferrring educational institutions online. The appeal of ML is its potential to make [...]

By |2020-09-16T14:52:43+01:009th September, 2020|DPO, ThoughtLeadership|

EU DPA’s response to coronavirus – balancing data protection, public health, and economies amid a pandemic

EU Data Protection Authority’s response, balancing data protection against public health, economic concerns and official global pandemic.  By now we are all aware that we are living in unprecedented times across social, economic, and political spheres. Aside from emergency laws, legal obligations remain consistent, with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) being no exception.  While there are exceptions for use of data for public interest, the scientific and health research [...]

By |2020-06-01T13:30:40+01:003rd April, 2020|DPO, ThoughtLeadership|

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 |2020-06-01T13:23:54+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 |2020-06-01T13:16:33+01:0010th March, 2020|DPO, ThoughtLeadership|

What’s next for data security in 2020?

Over the last year data security has become an even more critical business focus. According to Forensics Research, the Global GDPR Services Market is expected to reach $3.3 billion by 2025. After the implementation of the GDPR, other global jurisdictions are following suit and using it to build their own legislation. Our CEO, Dyann Heward-Mills takes [...]

By |2020-04-22T15:25:30+01:003rd February, 2020|DPO, International, 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+00:0015th 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+00:007th September, 2019|DPO, ThoughtLeadership|
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