The Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham has told MPs she was both "surprised and disappointed" that the Government’s long-awaited Online Harms white paper - published earlier this month - failed to focus on adverts that use disinformation to influence elections, an issue which she branded a "huge societal harm".
Claims that Government plans to launch an online age verification system for adult websites are unworkable have been scotched by the company behind the largest mainstream test of the so-called "porn ban", due to come into force this year.
The Government has hailed the new tougher data protection regime, ushered in with GDPR and the UK Data Protection Act 2018, for a reduction in the number of businesses suffering a cyber breach or attack in the past year.
The Information Commissioner’s Office has finally published details of how its new regulatory "sandbox" will work, after opening the beta phase of the initiative, which is designed to support organisations using personal data to develop products and services that are innovative and have demonstrable public benefit.
Email marketing has proved the GDPR harbingers of doom wrong, with the majority of marketers (56%) feeling positive about the impact the new laws have had on their email campaigns – and only a fifth feeling negative (20%).
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Businesses are planning to regain control of their marketing data by placing greater focus on data management to help them reduce their reliance on so-called walled gardens - external advertising platforms that require brands to relinquish control over their data - and to protect consumer privacy better.
A worldwide sweep of over 350 organisations has exposed that many are found wanting when it comes to dealing with consumer complaints and are ill-equipped to handle data security incidents appropriately.