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Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham has admitted that companies will have to wait until the new year for official guidance on how they can use "legitimate interests" to gain permission for direct marketing under GDPR.
NHS Digital has responded to the global WannaCry ransomware attack - which spread across the health service - by signing a cyber security support agreement with Microsoft.
A new study has exposed widespread ignorance among UK businesses about the long-term effects of a large-scale cyber security breach, with nearly half of British firms expecting to be fully operational just 48 hours after an attack.
The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has issued a stern warning to public sector staff about the serious consequences of prying into sensitive data without a valid reason.
Google is aiming to steal a march on its tech rivals by launching a dedicated website designed to ensure customers and business partners understand how their data is being collected and stored in line with GDPR.
TalkTalk's claim that its data security is “head and shoulders above rivals” has come back to haunt the company after the Information Commissioner's Office issued yet another fine for its lax approach to keeping customer information safe.
Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham has waded into the debate over GDPR fake news, pledging to clear up the misinformation about how businesses will be affected by the new data protection legislation.
UK industry bodies and regulators have backed the Government's plans to bring in new data protection legislation - which will incorporate GDPR on the statute book - insisting British businesses view the new laws as an opportunity to thrive.
Nearly half of all UK small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) plan to spend less than £1,000 on cyber security measures in the next 12 months, despite almost one in five being the victim of a cyber-attack in the past year.
A new UK Tech Innovation Index shows that London leads on all seven measures taken of activity, but looking at just the data dimension, Edinburgh scores an over-performing second place. This reflects the activity and investment of bodies like The Data Lab as well as the cluster of academic institutions which have embraced the data and analytics revolution.
UK businesses will soon get the first glimpse of what the new UK Data Protection Bill will cover, following confirmation by the Department of Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) that it intends to introduce the draft legislation as soon as it as it can once the summer parliamentary recess concludes.
Online advertisers will be able to improve efficiency, reduce ad fraud and increase effectiveness with the forthcoming launch of ATMChain, an open platform ecosystem focused on media advertising, which is using the Decent blockchain-based digital media distribution platform. The intention is to streamline transactions and the exchange of metrics between advertisers and viewers, with crypto-tokens being used to incentivise ad views.
Awareness of GDPR may be rising, but awareness of what it takes to be compliant is still seriously amiss, according to a new study which claims that only 2% of businesses which claim to have met their obligations under the data protection reforms have actually achieved the necessary standards.
With just a month to go until the review of the EU-US transatlantic  data transfer pact Privacy Shield two leading human rights organisations have called for an end to deal, saying that US surveillance practices render it invalid.
The Information Commissioner’s Office first ever funding scheme for external research into data protection and information rights has attracted more than 100 applications from organisations including major universities, civil society groups and think-tanks, both at home and abroad.
The Office of National Statistics (ONS) is aiming to tackle the looming skills crisis with proposals to launch a degree-level apprenticeship in data science, to sit alongside its recently launched pre-degree data analytics programme.
Nearly two-thirds (60%) of UK organisations believe that real-time customer engagement can deliver an increase in revenue of up to 40%, yet brands are collecting less than a third of relevant personal data on their customers, and only 25% of that data set is being used in segmentation for real-time customer engagement.
The UK cyber security industry has received its second boost in as many days after the Government revealed plans to invest £14.m in a new innovation centre in London to conduct "world-leading" research and development into the next generation of security technology.
The Government is urging teenagers to take part in a new £20m cyber security schools programme, being launched as part of plans to help the UK address the risk of a future skills shortage.
Employees are being warned about the potential consequences of illegally sharing personal data that they have access to as part of their job after a recruitment manager was prosecuted and fined for illegally passing CVs of job applicants to a third party employment agency.
Global provider of passenger, ramp and cargo handling services, Menzies Aviation, is upgrading its business intelligence and analytics solution to provide staff across the organisation with mobile access to critical operational data. Its goal is to allow all staff, from operational managers, cargo managers and safety officers, to get actionable insight via any device on or off-site.
The Germans have reinforced their credentials of discipline and efficiency by being the first EU country to finalise their national legislation to bring it in line with GDPR.
Price comparison website Moneysupermarket.com has become the latest high profile brand to be caught breaking the rules on email marketing, triggering an £80,000 fine from the Information Commissioner’s Office for contacting millions of customers who had opted out of marketing.

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