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The ICO has only collected half of data breach fines since 2010

The General Data Protection Regulation, which has major implications for how companies store and process personal data, is now in force. Watchdogs now have the power to enforce fines in the millions of pounds to those who breach regulations – although hopefully the UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office will be more diligent about collecting them than it has been with previous ... Read More »

GDPR confusion: it’s about direction of travel not hard deadlines

Yesterday, on the very eve of GDPR, the ICO’s website went down. This was presumably due to the weight of traffic of panicked businesses and individuals fearful of large fines that might coming their way. It was no surprise therefore that among the challenges identified by IT leaders around the subject, simply “understanding everything that needs to be done” was the top ... Read More »

GDPR confusion: it’s about direction of travel not hard deadlines

Yesterday, on the very eve of GDPR, the ICO’s website went down. This was presumably due to the weight of traffic of panicked businesses and individuals fearful of large fines that might coming their way. It was no surprise therefore that among the challenges identified by IT leaders around the subject, simply “understanding everything that needs to be done” was the top ... Read More »

Toshiba poised to give up $18bn memory chip unit sale

Toshiba is increasingly likely to abandon the sale of its memory chip business to a consortium led by private equity firm Bain Company, following a series of regulatory hurdles preventing a quick sale and a $5.4bn fund-raiser in November last year.    According to the Wall Street Journal, the company’s management team has pretty much given up on the prospect ... Read More »

European Court of Justice to investigate Facebook’s data transfers

To cap a tumultuous couple of weeks for Facebook, the Irish High Court yesterday referred a complaint about the firm’s transfer of European citizen’s personal data to the US for processing to European Court of Justice (ECJ) for a second time, in a decision that could have a big effect on the business model, and that of other US internet ... Read More »

GDPR: Google to demand that publishers gain consent from users on its behalf when using Google’s ad technology

Google has requested that web publishers gain consent on its behalf to gather personal information on European users and target ads at them using Google’s systems. Google is one of the biggest advertising companies in the world, posting revenues of $95.4 billon in advertising in 2017 – a sum that counts for 85 per cent of parent company Alphabet’s overall ... Read More »

ICO: ‘There’s so much misinformation out there’ on GDPR

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ICO to slap Cambridge Analytica with search warrant

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) is looking to slap elections consultancy Cambridge Analytica with a search warrant after it was accused of abusing the personal data of Facebook users. Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham is currently in the process of getting an urgent court order so that officials from the comission can search company’s London-based headquarters for further evidence. A spokesperson ... Read More »

Data sovereignty is the biggest concern in cloud transition

Driven by Data in association with IBM The channel looks at how software-defined storage is an enabler of multi-cloud, AI, IoT, and arguably plays a pivotal role in digital transformation. Security Spotlight in association with Malwarebytes The channel looks at all things security, including all the news, analyses, opinion and research into these new, yet clear and present, dangers. Read More »

Does EU Patent law need to change to account for AI?

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