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COVID-19 Round-up

COVID-19 privacy news (w/e 3rd July)

The Register

Police crack encrypted chat service leading to 750 UK arrests

ICO

Decision Technologies Limited fined

11KBW Panopticon Blog

FOIA Appeals and Enforcement power struggle

EDPS

Result of investigation into use of Microsoft solutions by EU institutions

ICO

ICO guidance to businesses collecting personal data for contact tracing

okta

Most people reluctant to give up data

EURACTIV

EU Commission considering options should ECJ invalidate privacy shield

ICO

Regulators to ensure online services work for consumers and businesses

Infosecurity Magazine

Computer Misuse Act turns 30 as campaigners cry its time to upgrade

EDPS

EDPS Strategy 2020 to 2024

IAPP

Privacy professionals play an essential role in preventing discrimination

Politico

Trump is going after the GDPR

The Guardian

UK police's facial recognition technology breaches human rights laws

COVID-19 Round-up

COVID-19 privacy news (w/e 26th June)

IAPP

Will CPRA prevail on November 3?

European Commission

EU Commission launch consultation on NIS Directive revision

IAPP

3 reasons why Europe's connected vehicle guidelines matter

National Data Guardian

Public consultation launched over Caldicott Principles and Guardians

EDPB

EDPB publishes GDPR one-stop-shop registry

DLA Piper

Contact-tracing requirements for businesses

EURACTIV

German Federal Court tells Facebook to stop cross-platform data sharing

Chronicle of Data Protection

CPRA to appear on November ballot

IAPP

EC calls for harmonisation, addresses data transfers in GDPR review

IAPP

GDPR enforcement amid COVID-19: Will DPAs be 'strong' enough?

BBC News

HIA investigation reveals data breach as a 'procedural error'

BBC News

Gloucestershire Council staff leave after series of data breaches

Irish DPC

Irish DPC publishes 2018 to 2020 GDPR regulatory activities report

Reuters

European Union agrees deal on class action lawsuits

Reuters

EU report reveals Ireland and Luxembourg DPAs need more support

IAPP

How to ensure you appoint an independent DPO

TechCrunch

Employees demand Google stop selling tech to police

TechCrunch

Oracle BlueKai: Web-tracking data spilled online

Reuters

French court upholds €50 million Google data breach fine

COVID-19 Round-up

COVID-19 privacy news (w/e 19th June)

The Telegraph

UK drops NHS contact-tracing app for Apple-Google model

FRA

Survey into Europeans views about online personal data

ICO

ICO publishes findings on mobile phone extraction by police

The Register

Zoom will offer end-to-end encryption to all users

EDPB

Thirty-second EDPB Plenary (held remotely)

EDPS

EDPS releases opinion on European data strategy

Privacy & Information Security Law Blog

CCPA amendment proposed for deidentification and research data

Personnel Today

PwC employee home working facial recognition tool criticised

Reuters

EU antitrust investigation into Google, Fitbit acquisition date set

IAPP

Defining a 'new normal' for data privacy in the wake of COVID-19

Reuters

Google Chrome extension spyware vulnerability

Infosecurity Magazine

Retail brands targeted by Magecart attackers during lockdown

Econsultancy

What have we learned about GDPRs impact on marketing so far?

EDPB

Post-Brexit adequacy agreement at risk due to UK-US data deal

Open Rights Group

Privacy concerns of the immigration sector

ICO

Six data protection steps for businesses

COVID-19 Round-up

COVID-19 privacy news (w/e 12th June)

Royal College of Policing

New Code of Practice for Law Enforcement Data Service

Privacy & Information Security Law Blog

France CNIL publishes 2019 activity report

Inside Privacy

Belgian SA publishes 2019 activity report

EDPB

Thirty-first EDPB Plenary (held remotely)

The Guardian

Babylon Health GP app data breach

IAPP

Embedding data ethics into your ‘culture of privacy’

Open Rights Group

Listen to your members over data rights

Global Privacy Assembly

GPA publish latest newsletter

Open Rights Group

What we want from the ICO

The Verge

IBM to end offering, developing, researching facial recognition technology

WIRED

DuckDuckGo fighting Google over its dominance of user data

COVID-19 Round-up

COVID-19 privacy news (w/e 5th June)

Privacy & Information Security Law Blog

EU Council releases ePrivacy progress report

CIPL

Report examines organisational accountability

The Guardian

Zoom will not include end-to-end encryption to free calls

EDPB

Thirtieth EDPB Plenary (held remotely)

Express & Star

Parish council pays resident £2500 for posting his details on Facebook

New Statesman

UK to get EU adequacy agreement – also may lose it

Open Rights Group

Is something rotten at the ICO?

Reuters

Google facing $5B class-action lawsuit over alleged user tracking

DLA Piper

GDPR collaboration between member state to become more transparent

The Guardian

Vote Leave AI firm awarded novel coronavirus contract

Adweek

Data ethics becoming more important for marketing

Pinsent Masons

ICO issues guidance on explaining AI decisions

The Verge

Reddit joins Twitter to fight US Visa demands for online handles

Open Rights Group

Immigration Bill means more surveillance for EU migrants

Chronicle of Data Protection

French court rules against schools use of facial recognition

COVID-19 Round-up

COVID-19 privacy news (w/e 29th May)

IAPP

It's important to be mindful of digital footprints during the pandemic

EDPB

Member State Enforcement News

Reuters

German court refers Facebook privacy case to CJEU

IAPP

A lawyer’s guide to pseudonymisation and anonymisation

IAPP

Privacy in the Wake of COVID-19: Report

IAPP

How to operationalise privacy by design

IAPP

Developing digitised solutions for customers? Here's what to think about

IAPP

GDPR’s second anniversary: A cause for celebration — and concern

Reuters

China to give people individual privacy rights

Politico

Head of Hamburg's DPA calls for review of GDPR enforcement process

EURACTIV

Irish DPC receives criticism over the handling of Facebook case

The Guardian

Rise in cyber attacks on home workers during lockdown

TechCrunch

Irish DPC probes Apple after complaint

The Register

Entire travel itineraries stolen in EasyJet data breach

COVID-19 Round-up

COVID-19 privacy news (w/e 22nd May)

Reuters

Irish DPC reaches preliminary decision in Twitter investigation

BBC News

Grandma ordered to remove Facebook photos under GDPR

Politico

Irish Data Protection Commission under pressure to act

EDPB

Twenty-eighth EDPB Plenary (held remotely)

EU Commission

Joint statement ahead of GDPR 2nd anniversary

Thomas Le Bonniec

Whistleblower alerts DPAs to Apple's Siri - she's still listening in

Infosecurity Magazine

NHS trusts fail Cyber Essentials Plus cybersecurity tests

Google

Google announces new privacy and security controls in Chrome

Reuters

easyJet data breach affects 9m customers

Politico

Data breach at European Parliament exposes 1,200 officials details

EDPB

2019 EDPB annual report

BBC News

Sir Frederick Barclay releases footage of nephew spying at Ritz hotel

The Register

GCHQ broke Falklands war crypto with help from Dutch spies

11KBW Panopticon Blog

Can we have some privacy, please?

The Register

Wearing masks in public interferes with Met Police facial recognition tech

The Register

Interserve data breach affects 100,000 employees

The Ferret

Opposition parties aim to restore information rights in Scotland

Infosecurity Magazine

Expect further delays to BA and Marriott data breach fines

COVID-19 Round-up

COVID-19 privacy news (w/e 15th May)

IAPP

2020 and data protection: Not only COVID-19

European Parliament

EU requires data protection guarantees before exchanging fingerprints

IAPP

CJEUs Schrems II decision scheduled for 16th July

NOYB

NOYB alleges Google tracking violates GDPR

IAPP

CPRA's top-10 impactful provisions

ICO

ICO issues COVID-19 workplace testing guidelines

EDPB

Twenty-sixth EDPB Plenary (held remotely)

IAPP

Are IP addresses personal information?

ICO

ICO reveiwing NHSX contract tracing app DPIA

TechCrunch

Adtech industry breathes a sigh of relief as ICO pauses RTB investigation

COVID-19 Round-up

COVID-19 privacy news (w/e 7th May)

Privacy & Information Security Law Blog

Belgian DPA issues fine over DPO appointment GDPR breach

NHSX

NHSX contract-tracing DPIA

Privacy & Information Security Law Blog

CIPL offers opinion on GDPR review

Raconteur

What is the future of authentication?

ICO

ICO outlines new data protection priorities during COVID-19 and beyond

ICO

Data protection expectations on contact tracing app development

COVID-19 Round-up

COVID-19 privacy news (w/e 1st May)

IAPP

A guide to deidentification

EDPB

Twenty-forth EDPB Plenary (held remotely)

Mozilla

The best video call apps for security and privacy

IAPP

What lives between data privacy and data governance? Better compliance

IAPP

Leverage your privacy program to manage brand reputation risks

The Register

Data breach at Sheffield City Council leaks 8.6m records

IAPP

Aggregated data provides a false sense of security

TechCrunch

Brave criticises European Commission for shortage of GDPR resourcing

Harvard Business Review

Use your customer data to help them

BBC News

Mail published Meghan letter to 'satisfy curiosity'

Reuters

Privacy action between Meghan and tabloids goes to London High Court

COVID-19 Round-up

COVID-19 privacy news (w/e 24th April)

ICO

NHSX contact tracing statement plus Google & Apple initiative opinion

11KBW Panopticon Blog

Access to health records of the deceased

The Guardian

UK makes impossible Europol database demands in EU talks

IAPP

Introducing the 'CCPA Genius'

The Register

Online payments company logs web activity

The Guardian

Ministers to give more UK public bodies to access phone data

The Telegraph

NHS doctors told not to make video calls to patients using Zoom

EDPB

Twenty-third EDPB Plenary (held remotely)

Malwarebytes

Will biometrics replace passwords?

IAPP

DLP tech: A panacea for keeping data safe or just another smokescreen?

The Times

Met Police remove almost 1,000 names from gangs matrix

ICO

Privacy considerations when combatting COVID-19 with personal data

COVID-19 Round-up

COVID-19 privacy news (w/e 17th April)

IAPP

5G to raise privacy challenges and opportunities

The Guardian

NHS in dispute with Apple and Google over contact-tracing

IAPP

IAPP Privacy Tech Vendor Report 2020

ICO

ICO: what to watch out for when using video conferencing apps

EU Commission

EU roadmap towards lifting of containment measures

EDPB

Twenty-first EDPB Plenary (held remotely)

ICO

How the ICO plans to regulate during coronavirus

UKAuthority

NHS Digital expands vulnerable children data sharing system

Chronicle of Data Protection

COVID-19 checklist for IT service provider contracts

The Guardian

Draft government memo proposes de-anonymising COVID-19 app data

Independent.ie

Irish DPC seeks EU opinions on Zoom's privacy failings

WIRED

US wages war on digital trade barriers

Inside Privacy

German Supervisory Authority publish new processor standard clauses

COVID-19 Round-up

COVID-19 privacy news (w/e 9th April)

The Guardian

Review finds Cabinet Office risks additional data breaches

The Register

60 ICO cases halted by Tribunal

11KBW Panopticon Blog

Accessing information via the Disclosure and Barring Service

Sky News

University of Warwick hiding data security risks

EDPB

Twentieth EDPB Plenary (held remotely)

The CNIL

The right to be forgotten FAQs

Irish DPC

DPC Report on the use of cookies and tracking technologies

ICO

ICO announces 2020 winner of its award for excellence

Privacy & Information Security Law Blog

French DPA endorses ISO 27701 certification

The Register

Update your Firefox browser

The Telegraph

Microsoft’s defends centralised NHS data centre amid privacy concerns

Infosecurity Magazine

Zooms privacy and security problems deepen

EDPS

Wojciech Wiewiórowski calls for EU digital solidarity against COVID-19

ICO

ICO outlines new data protection priorities during COVID-19 and beyond

EDPB

EDPB board to conduct remote meetings weekly

COVID-19 Round-up

COVID-19 privacy news

The Verge

Zoom announces focus on fixing privacy and security issues

EU Commission

European Commission asks for comments on GDPR review road map

IAPP

Brussels Court of Appeal overrules first DPA fine to a private company

Infosecurity Magazine

Data Breach at "the world’s most secure online backup" company

IAPP

Guidance for a cloud migration PIA

11KBW Panopticon Blog

Representative action withdrawn in Atkinson v Equifax

11KBW Panopticon Blog

Morrisons wins in the Supreme Court

MLex 

BA and Marriott expect lower fine and more time from UK ICO

Vice

Zoom facing lawsuit for sharing data with Facebook

Infosecurity Magazine

Marriott discovers new data breach affecting 5.2m guests

Healthcare IT News

NHS Digital data opt-out scheme in England delayed

Reuters

Germany preparing to launch Singapore-style coronavirus app

The Register

118 118 Money data breach

11KBW Panopticon Blog

Supreme court ruling on international data transfers

The Telegraph

UK Police ask homeowners to create a network of doorbell cameras

ICO

ICO Statement about COVID-19 and mobile phone tracking

UK Government

NHS to use data to target Covid-19 hot spots

Ad Exchanger

Google on track to kill third-party cookies

Bloomberg

Google RTBF fine overturned by French court

Future of Privacy Forum

FPF discuss privacy and pandemics

Infosecurity Magazine

Virgin Media could face hefty compensation costs over data breach

Microsoft

Alternative ways to secure remote workers

ICO

COVID-19 and data protection information for community groups

EURACTIV

EU’s Thierry Breton defends COVID-19 mobile data acquisition

IAPP

COVID-19 Guidance and Resources

EDPS

EDPS: Monitoring spread of COVID-19

The Register

Housing association data breach

The Guardian

UK broke the law cooperating with US over two alleged Isis killers

EDPB

April EDPB Plenary Cancelled

The Guardian

Mobile industry considers tracking users globally

Inside Privacy

Dutch supervisory authority to investigate connected cars

IAPP

GDPR ushers in civil litigation claims across the EU

IAPP

California AG's office: No delay on CCPA enforcement amid COVID-19

IAPP

Global pandemic incites concerns about data-sharing overreach

Open Rights Group

Political accountability more important than ever

Chronicle of Data Protection

Customer communications during the coronavirus

The Verge

Apple's Safari web-browser update blocks all third-party cookies

Federal Trade Commission

FTC approves settlement over Privacy Shield misrepresentation

Infosecurity Magazine

Physical data destruction vital

Reuters

Hackers target World Health Organization

The Register

WHO: Track and limit movement of COVID-19 coronavirus carriers

11KBW Panopticon Blog

Access to health records of the deceased

EDPS

EDPS inquiry into 2019 European Parliament election activities closed

WIRED

Can we ban targeted advertising?

EDPB

New EDPB COVID-19 outbreak data protection statement

Open Rights Group

COVID-19 impact our privacy but not our right to know

11KBW Panopticon Blog

A review of the law involving Coronavirus

The Guardian

Privacy groups concerned over social distancing tracking

EDPS

EDPS strategy can adapt for a world that's changed

Irish DPC

Irish DPA - How to Secure Cloud-Based Environments

11KBW Panopticon Blog

s23 Case Law: avoiding the icebergs

IAPP

What we can learn from Clearview AI

Sky News

UK Government O2 location data to tackle coronavirus outbreak

EU Commission

EU sends draft Brexit treaty to UK

IAPP

Analysis of Cabinet of Japan's approved bill to amend APPI

EDPS

EDPS publishes 2019 annual report

BCS

BCS IT Leaders survey reveals extent of cybersecurity pain

UK Government

ICO and SCC issue updated DPIA guidelines for surveillance cameras

Reuters

Mobile operators sharing data in Europe to coronavirus virus

Matt Hancock on Twitter

UK Gov: Coronavirus response exempt from GDPR

11KBW Panopticon Blog

Dawson-Damer v Taylor Wessing LLP part 4

IAPP

Analysing the second set of modifications to draft CCPA regulations

FTI Consulting

Study shows corporates are changing their views on privacy investment

Ars Technica

Researcher ranks internet browsers on privacy

E&T

Body cameras investigation reveals challenges for UK police

Politics.co.uk

What happened to FOI?

Chronicle of Data Protection

European DPAs’ different views on COVID-19 and data protection

Infosecurity Magazine

50% of UK companies experience basic cyber-skills gap

Brave

Brave files formal GDPR complaint against Google

EDPB

EDPB Chair issues statement about COVID-19 outbreak

11KBW Panopticon Blog

Section 166 DPA18 complaint

11KBW Panopticon Blog

Oral processing under DPA98

ICO

Local Authority employee fined £400 for deleting audio file

UK Government

UK outlines framework for adequacy discussions

Chronicle of Data Protection

Cybersecurity threats on the rise amid COVID-19 outbreak

IAPP

Do we need something similar to Incoterms for data transfers?

IAPP

Swedish DPA fines Google in RTBF case

Microsoft

Secure remote working guidance for CISOs

ICO

Data protection and coronavirus

IAPP

COVID-19 response and data protection law in the EU and US

Infosecurity Magazine

8m shoppers details leaked

IAPP

How to build a 'culture of privacy'

Sweedish DPA

Swedish DPA imposes a €7 administrative fine on Google

Scottish Government

Scottish Parliament backs oversight of police use of biometric data

EDPB

March EDPB Plenary Cancelled

Infosecurity Magazine

6 in 10 firms suffer security incidents linked to human error

IAPP

How to manage privacy risk under both the GDPR and CCPA

BuzzFeed News

VPN And Ad-Blocking Apps secretly collected data from millions of users

ICO

Blog: Don’t get caught out when it comes to pupil photos

Reuters

Australian privacy regulator sues Facebook over alleged privacy breach

EU Council

Croatian presidency releases latest ePrivacy draft

The Register

Government not currently planning to share UK patient data

Reuters

Chinese facial recognition technology identifies mask-wearers

ICO

ICO Sandbox after six: blending privacy with innovation

Open Rights Group

3 main political parties deny scale of personal data use

The Register

IPCO approves UK state surveillance, except MI5

11KBW Panopticon Blog

Leave.EU PECR appeals dismissed by tribunal

The Guardian

Virgin Media leaked data included adult site requests

The Register

Met Police live facial recognition false positive rate is 88%

Infosecurity Magazine

Cybersecurity standards in UK fall

The Guardian

Virgin Media data breach

ICO

ICO and Australian Information Commissioner sign MoU

ICO

ICO fines Cathay Pacific £500k

IAPP

Compare the Indian Personal Data Protection Bill 2019 v GDPR

EDPB

EDPB publishes GDPR implementation review

EU Observer

Mass surveillance still possible under EU-US privacy shield

BuzzFeed News

Clearview AI sister company developing surveillance camera

Privacy Affairs

Keep track of GDPR fines and statistics

BBC News

Network Rail wi-fi provider data breach

Infosecurity Magazine

Home Office breached GDPR 100 times

BBC News

Tesco issues security warning to 600,000 Clubcard holders

ICO

ICO fines Scottish Company £500k

Reuters

Pope, tech companies, call for facial recognition regulation

The Register

Southern Water falls victim to phishing attack

IAPP

Data review boards a promising tool to improve decision-making

ICO

ICO accepts proposals for GDPR Codes of Conduct and Certification

IAPP

Irish DPC discusses role of DPO at RSA

HM Government

UK outlines plans for data adequacy EU negotiations

ICO

ICO consults providers of online services accessed by children

IAPP

Accelerating AI with synthetic data

Infosecurity Magazine

Ordnance Survey Data Breach

The Register

Head of MI5 asks for backdoor access to encryption, again

IAPP

DPOs seek more tools to measure job efficacy, progress

IAPP

Hamburg DPA 'took the hard line' in fining Facebook for GDPR violation

Infosecurity Magazine

Sports retailer leaks 123M records

IAPP

Europe aims to take global lead with strategies on AI, data

IAPP

ePrivacy proposal critics: Legitimate interest provisions not legitimate

Privacy & Information Security Law Blog

Belgian DPA Releases Direct Marketing Recommendation

IAPP

11 drafting flaws to address in the upcoming GDPR review

Open Rights Group

Submission to ICO for consultation on Right of Access Guidance

Reuters

How much is your data worth?

Infosecurity Magazine

FCA confirms data breach

EDPB

EDPB Plenary Session 18

EU Council

Croatian Presidency releases ePrivacy draft proposal

EDPS

EDPS releases its opinion on the negotiations for a new UK partnership

COVID-19 Round-up

COVID-19 privacy news (w/e 24th April)

The Guardian

Police in need of guidance to use data and AI tech

ZDNet

Smart speakers accidentally record you up to 19 times per day

EDPS

EDPS discuss challenges and opportunities surrounding AI and Facial Recognition

IAPP

Microsoft launches open-source privacy mapping tool

The Intercept_

EU Police planning network of live facial recognition databases

Infosecurity Magazine

Government loses 2000 devices in a year

ZDNet

Incident response time down thanks to GDPR

Reuters

EDPB warns of privacy risks in Google, Fitbit merger

IAPP

Reconciling US export control law and Swedish privacy law

The Register

Mozilla and the European Commission agree the internet needs to change

Reuters

DPC prepares draft decisions in first two big tech inquiries

Irish DPC

Irish DPC publishes annual report

Reuters

Max Schrems files compliant with German DPA against Amazon

Reuters

Google set to downgrade UK users privacy protections

European Commission

European Commission announce Data and Artificial Intelligence strategy

Infosecurity Magazine

Insider threat grows between 2019 and 2020

Inside Privacy

Review of online targeting by the Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation

Reuters

EU tells Facebook, we make the rules

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

IAPP

What is and what isn't subject to a DPIA under GDPR? An update

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

IAPP

CPRA's top-10 impactful provisions

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

IAPP

How to use 2020 to improve your incident response

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

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Thousands of UK Consultants Date Leaded Online

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EU data privacy laws should apply in national security cases

The Register

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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

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Microsoft issues Windows 10 security fix after NSA warning

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Online Advertising Out of Control

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

City AM

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Digiday

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

IAPP

Swedish DPA fines Google in RTBF case

Inside Privacy

Digital Health Resolution Endorsed by European Parliament

The Guardian

Use of facial recognition causes anger at south Wales football derby

The Hill

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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

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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

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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

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