The Irish Data Protection Commission - the lead privacy authority across the EU - has revealed that employee gaffes remain the biggest threat to companies’ data systems, with cybersecurity incidents accounting for just 3.5% of breaches.
The UK does not need a single dedicated regulator for artificial intelligence but all regulators - from financial services, marketing and data protection - must adapt to the technology and the challenges their sectors face.
The Government is to introduce new legislation to protect millions of users of internet-connected household items from the threat of cyber hacks, forcing manufacturers to tighten up their privacy procedures.
The Information Commissioner’s Office has 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.
The man who spearheads Google - a company which has spent hundreds of millions of dollars, if not billions, developing artificial intelligence systems - has joined calls for AI regulation, although perhaps unsurprisingly has demanded "a sensible approach".
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 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how companies should deal with so-called "data subject access requests" (DSARs) and has launched a consultation on new draft guidance, just 18 months after the current version was first published.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.