Brexit may (or may not) become a reality on Saturday, but even if the UK Parliament does approve the deal, it will not settle the issue of how data protection laws will operate. “There is an assessment that needs to be done after Brexit on whether we need GDPR 2.0,” said Maarten Stassen, partner in the Brussels office of corporate law firm Crowell and Moring.
The vast majority of Whitehall departments have agreed to share web analytics data in a controversial plan to allow the Government to monitor user behaviour across the main Gov.uk online hub to offer personalised services to users.
Tech giants Facebook, Twitter, and Google have been condemned for their lack of transparency over political advertising, which it is claimed is leaving users in the dark over how and why they are being targeted on social media platforms.
The seemingly endless stream of data breaches is not only making consumers more savvy over data security it is also triggering a major change in their behaviour, with more and more people leveraging their spending power to hold businesses to account
The proposed fines against British Airways and Marriott International for breaches GDPR have sent shockwaves through the business community, with a new study showing that UK companies have suddenly started to take cybersecurity much more seriously at board-level with the vast majority seeking to increase their online security budgets.
NHS Digital is aiming to prevent another WannaCry ramsomware attack, which brought chaos to the organisation back in 2017, by signing a five-year contract with Accenture to provide cyber security services for health service organisations in England.