The Information Commissioner’s Office has finally published its Age Appropriate Design Code – a set of 15 standards designed to protect children’s privacy online - that carry GDPR-style penalties for serious breaches.
Companies are being urged to study the detail of the first GDPR penalty issued by the UK Information Commissioner’s Office to ensure they learn from the case after London pharmacy Doorstep Dispensaree has been fined £275,000 for failing to ensure the security of special category data.
The UK Government’s plans for a swift withdrawal from the EU appear to have been given a major boost by the European Court of Justice which looks set to kick out claims that so called "standard contractual clauses" are illegal.
The Data Lab, Scotland’s innovation centre for data science which was recently appointed to lead the development of a new national strategy on artificial intelligence, has strengthened its governance board with the appointment of five new members from industry.
The shift away from passwords and pin numbers cannot come soon enough for the majority of UK consumers, with nearly three-fifths (57%) saying they would be happy to ditch traditional methods and embrace biometric verification.
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how companies should deal with so-called "data subject access requests" (DSARs) and has launched a consultation on new draft guidance, just 18 months after the current version was first published.
London may not have a reputation for being the most friendly city in the country - after all, residents can barely stand to look at each other on public transport - yet Londoners are inclined to disclose far more information about themselves on social media, compared to people living in other regions of the country.
Businesses which want to build public trust in how they handle personal data should look no further than the National Health Service, which has emerged as the leading organisation when it comes to data ethics, according to a new study by the Open Data Institute (ODI).