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The Register

WordPress plugin profile builder is a serious security threat

EURACTIV

Facial recognition technology breaches GDPR

The Guardian

Phone seizures in rape investigation to be reviewed

The Times

Police in Scotland agree to share data on dangerous offenders

IAPP

Managing data breaches in the cloud

CIO Dive

Companies fear privacy compliance is unsustainable

The Guardian

Met Police remove hundreds of names from gangs matrix

EDPB

Member State Enforcement News

The Guardian

Police breached drink-driver rights by retaining his DNA

Infosecurity Magazine

Date breach at Estée Lauder exposes 440 million records

EDPS

EDPS discusses AI governance and supervision

IAPP

DPAs talk priorities at IAPP Europe DPI: France

Irish DPC

Irish DPC releases security guidance for controllers

ZDNet

CISOs burnout in 26 months on average

ICO

Statement about online harms white paper consultation

The Guardian

Biometrics commissioner confirms he does not support use of facial recognition by Met Police

IAPP

GDPR’s interplay with the pharmacovigilance sector

IAPP

EU representative on 'How to operationalize Article 27' of the GDPR

BBC News

Organisers of RideLondon apologise following data breach

DLA Piper

Belgian DPA reveals 5-year plan

IAPP

CCPA proposed modified regs 2.0 issued in Calif.

The Register

The CIA owned cold war era encryption company

IAPP

Is my dataset anonymized? A primer

The Guardian

London Met police begin use of live facial recognition technology

Digiday

Online advertising suffering from an ‘identity crisis’ at annual IAB meeting

Reuters

Four Chinese military hackers charged by US over Equifax data breach

Malwarebytes

Report - 2020 State of Malware

IAPP

New working group aims to tackle adtech

Inside Privacy

New Draft CCPA Regulations Released

BBC News

Keir Starmer campaign team accused of data breach

The Guardian

NHS medical records accessed by drugs companies

BBC News

Just Park data breach affects thousands

Irish DPC

Accountability through codes of conduct and certification

The Guardian

Teachers trial body cameras in schools

ICO

Statement: Insolvency practitioners are to be responsible when dealing with personal data

EDPB

EDPB Plenary Session 17

The Institution of Engineering and Technology

Tech companies reject controversial facial-recognition startup

Infosecurity Magazine

9 in 10 data breach incidents in UK caused by human error

Autoriteit Persoonsgegevens (Dutch DPA)

Data breach reports rise 29% in 2019

EY

ISO 27701 a framework for ongoing GDPR compliance

Safe Schools Alliance UK

Application for Judicial Review over the right to Privacy in School

Infosecurity Magazine

4 out of 5 UK businesses do not have a cyber insurance policy

The Guardian

European parliament will not use facial recognition technology

The Register

Chrome can track you across Google sites using per-install ID numbers

Herbert Smith Freehills

Japan grants UK adequacy status post-Brexit

Scottish Legal News

Scottish Police use of Cyber Kiosks raised with UN in human rights report

TechCrunch

DPC launches new probe into Tinder

ICO

ICO opens applications to 3rd annual Practitioner Award for Excellence in Data Protection

The Irish Times

Stormont special advisers will not vet FOI responses

Reuters

DPC launches new probe into Google’s processing of location data

The Guardian

Private companies tracking council web visitors on benefits and disability

Infosecurity Magazine

Convicted iCloud voyeur from Suffolk

Vice

Anonymised data is not anonymous

IAPP

White Paper – 2020 Global Legislative Predictions

Reuters

EU expects Data protection to be part of post-Brexit agreement

The Register

Cyber-insurance providers face multiple risks, and lack trust

The Guardian

Will being healthy and living longer be worth the loss of privacy?

IAPP

German DPA calls for new EU authority

The Guardian

We must not accept our loss of privacy

ghacks.net

You can now disable Microsoft Windows 10 Enterprise diagnostic data

The Guardian

Activists cover faces to beat Met surveillance

The Guardian

Amazon boss Jeff Bezos met with FBI in 2019 over alleged Saudi phone hack

ZDNet

WHO CIO talks about healthcare data, privacy, trust, and ethics

The Register

Who's responsible for data protection compliance in the cloud?

Infosecurity Magazine

Finacial cost of Insider Threats rises to 31%

IAPP

Preparing for Brexit: Are privacy pros ready?

Reuters

Avast to close down Jumpshot after data scandal

Reuters

EU scraps facial recognition ban in public areas plan

The Register

United Nations admits serious data breach

Linklaters

In GDPR vs US discovery, non-US entities can’t avoid discovery

ICO

Statement on data protection and Brexit implementation – what you need to do

Open Rights Group

Can Ad-Tech become an ethical industry?

IAPP

4 GDPR-certification myths dispelled

IAPP

How to make your GDPR and CCPA data-management operational

IAPP

Absent guidelines, many questions on facilitating SARs

EFF

Amazon Ring passes personal data to third-parties

EDPS

A quick-guide to necessity and proportionality

Infosecurity Magazine

Magecart Hackers Suspects Arrested

IAPP

A brief history of Data Privacy Day

Open Rights Group

Letter to MPs - Government, Must Pledge to Uphold Data Privacy

Engadget

2 billion Facebook users asked to check their privacy settings

IAPP

Seeking clarity on the role of the DPO

ICO

ICO launches third round of grants funding for privacy innovation

ICO

Data Protection Day 2020

The Register

Remembering the "first crypto wars"

Vice

Antivirus collecting and selling browsing data of millions

Inside Privacy

European Parliament Committee Approves AI Resolution

Cisco

REPORT - Cisco Data Privacy Benchmark Study 2020

European Commission

Jourová, Reynders release joint statement ahead of Data Privacy Day

The Guardian

London's Facial recognition cameras have put us all in an identity parade

The Guardian

UK may lose access to EU data after a series of scandals

Reuters

EU plans data sharing and increased antitrust rules in policy shake-up

VZBV

High court in Berlin upholds GDPR complaints against Facebook

Gizmondo

Tinder new safety feature shares user data

Chronicle of Data Protection

Deadline Looming for California’s Data Broker Registration

European Commission

FAQs on the UK's withdrawal from the EU

ICO

ICO statement on Metropolitan Police Service facial recognition announcement

DLA Piper

Leaked Whitepaper - AI Regulation and Data Protection in the EU

The Telegraph

Microsoft’s Satya Nadella says Data Privacy is a ‘Human Right’

Infosecurity Magazine

Half of organisations phished last year

W3C

W3C launches Privacy Community Group

ICO

ICO attends the second ICIC FOI case handling workshop

Digiday

ICO warns Adtech again

Infosecurity Magazine

More than 2000 WordPress Sites Affected by Malicious Redirects

The New York Times

Are we blind to digital surveillance?

The Guardian

Computer Misuse Act in urgent need of reform

IAPP

Croatian Presidency tempers expectations on ePrivacy progress

IAPP

Why this risk management best practice is not fit for digital innovation

The Guardian

Jeff Bezos phone hacked by Saudi crown prince

ICO

ICO publish Code of Practice to protect children’s privacy online

NOYB

Free resource on GDPR Decisions and Information

Chronicle of Data Protection

What is the Future of UK Data Protection?

Infosecurity Magazine

Hong Kong inspired by GDPR as it looks to strengthen privacy laws

The Register

Apple abandoned plans to fully encrypt iCloud backups after FBI pressure

Pincent Masons

GDPR accountability principle integral to UK direct marketing code

Infosecurity Magazine

Nearly 1300 Devices Lost by London Councils in Three Years

The Register

Hacker spared prison after Police find almost 9,000 cardiac images

Chronicle of Data Protection

ePrivacy Applies to Government Access to Communications Data - Brexit implications

DLA Piper

Report - GDPR Data Breach Survey 2020

Reuters

Total Fines for European privacy breaches stands at €114m (£97.3m)

Cherwell

Professor linked to Cambridge Analytica scandal

The Times

Betting companies access data for 28m children

Vice

Surveillance Cameras Uncover New Insights Into Human Behavior

Bloomberg

EU considering clampdown on digital assistants

The Guardian

Instead of being sensed, we should be the sensor in smart cities

ICO

ICO Blog: Adtech - the reform of real-time bidding has begun and is set to continue

European Parliament

EU Council to make ePrivacy presentation to Parliament

Reuters

EU to consider a five-year ban on facial recognition technology in public spaces

Infosecurity Magazine

Thousands of UK Consultants Date Leaded Online

Digit

Police in Scotland to begin controversial roll-out of Cyber-Kiosk devices

The Guardian

Simply by defying the tabloids, the princess has already beaten them

Reuters

EU data privacy laws should apply in national security cases

The Register

Update your WordPress plugins

BBC News

The Mail on Sunday defends publishing Meghan's letter claiming 'Royals rely on publicity'

Chromium Blog

Chrome to phase out third-party cookies in response to user demand for greater privacy

Infosecurity Magazine

Leaked Trade Report Details Outline UK-US Data Transfer Plans

The Register

Apple calls out the US Attorney General on renewed iPhone decryption and backdoor demands

Infosecurity Magazine

Thousands of Baby Photos and Videos Leaked Online

Infosecurity Magazine

Two-thirds of UK Businesses Still on Windows 7 - Support Deadline Arriving

Reuters

Microsoft issues Windows 10 security fix after NSA warning

Forbrukerrådet

Online Advertising Out of Control

Express & Star

Staffordshire Police accused of making secret requests to NHS over mental health of complainants

City AM

Is Uber normalising mass surveillance?

Digiday

Apple’s new privacy features have bigger impact on location-based ads

Inside Privacy

Digital Health Resolution Endorsed by European Parliament

The Guardian

Use of facial recognition causes anger at south Wales football derby

The Hill

What we've learned about the cost of the CCPA so far

Inside Privacy

Scope of GDPR Right of Access Decided by Dutch Court

Open Rights Group

Public kept in the dark over data-driven political campaigning

The Register

Bug affects Hundreds of millions of Broadcom-based modems

EDPS

EDPS to hold web-tracking panel

ZDNet

Microsoft agrees not to "use your data for advertising or profiling"

ICO

ICO Monetary Penalty - DSG (Dixons) Retail fined £500k

IAPP

5 business impacts from the advocate general’s opinion on Schrems 2.0

IAPP

EU Parliament debates whether California can be considered 'adequate' on its own?

11KBW Panopticon Blog

The Court of Justice of the European Union is always watching

The Guardian

British Government accused of 'behaving like cowboys' after copying an EU database

Sidley

Information Commissioner delays British Airways and Marriott GDPR Fines

Microsoft

Searching for Threats in Azure Advanced Threat Protection

The Telegraph

Apple is scanning iCloud photos to check for child abuse

Reuters

Europeans should have control of their B-to-B data

The Guardian

Use of Facial recognition at South Wales derby 'a step too far'

IAPP

Will complying with India's privacy law mean violating GDPR?

ICO

ICO launches consultation on draft direct marketing code of practice

EDPB

EDPB outlines development of GDPR data subject right guidance

Politico

Firms are interpreting California’s privacy law as they see fit

Malwarebytes

How to check if website downloads are malicious

Engadget

OK Google, delete everything I said last week

Privacy International

Secret cloud extraction technology allows governments to collect masses of data from your apps

The Register

Google eases up on those racing to patch flawed products

MediaPost

Google+ Agrees $7.5 Million Settlement for Data Breach

The Guardian

BOOK REVIEW: Uncanny Valley A Memoir

The Register

Rumours of a GCHQ probe into London Stock Exchange cyberattack are greatly exaggerated

EDPS

EDPS delivers its opinion on data protection for scientific research

The Guardian

New Cambridge Analytica leak - Data Targeting Out Of Control

The Guardian

AI to detect harassment in emails

The New York Times

THE PRIVACY PROJECT - Expressions of Privacy Through Art

Wall Street Journal

GDPR Probes to Go After AI and Sophisticated Technology

Bloomberg

EU & US Regulators Target Children’s Privacy & Big Tech

Econsultancy

Marketers look to use zero party data

IAPP

With the CCPA now in effect, will other states follow?

Ad Exchanger

5 adtech pros discuss how privacy can change the industry in 2020

The Hill

Brazil fines Facebook R$6.6M over Cambridge Analytica

Digiday

Data Provenance set to become the transparency issue in 2020

The Guardian

New year honours recipients exposed by Government

Politico

European regulator concerned by over lack of enforcement ‘We have a huge problem’

ICO

Trust, technology and slippers with torches

The Register

Double standards? Of course not. Meanwhile, the Conservative party switches from using WhatsApp to Signal

11KBW Panopticon Blog

International Data Transfers: There is Life in Standard Clauses Yet

ICO

ICO Monetary Penalty - London pharmacy fined £275K

ICO

ICO Statement - approved certification schemes

ICO

ICO Blog - Adtech and the data protection debate – where next?

11KBW Panopticon Blog

No Guidance - We’re the Court of Appeal

Pincent Masons

Germany calls for stronger GDPR rules for software developers

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