The Information Commissioner’s Office is planning to update its guidance on how companies should deal with so-called "data subject access requests" (DSARs) and has launched a consultation on new draft guidance, just 18 months after the current version was first published.
GDPR may have been in force for over 18 months but companies are still falling short when it comes to data subject access requests (DSARs), with a new global study showing nearly three-fifths (58%) of businesses have failed to meet the one-month deadline, putting them in breach of the regulation.
The Alan Turing Institute has joined forces with the Information Commissioner’s Office to publish draft regulatory guidance into the use of artificial intelligence, which has now been put out to consultation.
The European Commission’s new president has called for the EU to draw up new legislation to govern the use of artificial intelligence within 100 days of taking office, as part of a co-ordinated approach on the "human and ethical" implications of the technology.
The long-awaited launch of a new code of practice to protect children’s privacy online has moved a step closer after Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham has finally submitted the regulator’s plans to the Secretary of State.
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 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.
The Information Commissioner’s Office has joined forces with data protection authorities from around the world in demanding more openness from Facebook and other firms supporting the social media giant’s proposed Libra digital currency, amid fears the scheme could potentially be in breach of privacy laws.