Home Secretary Sajid Javid has rejected warnings about the potential dangers of facial recognition technology - most recently issued by the Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham - to back the police as forces across England and Wales step up their trials.
Tens of thousands of companies which use standard contractual clauses to transfer data from the EU to other parts of the world have an anxious five month wait until Europe’s top court rules whether the process is legal or not.
The Information Commissioner’s Office has announced its second "notice of intent" in as many days after revealing it plans to fine Marriott International more than £99 million for breaching GDPR, after it exposed the personal details of more 30 million EU customers - seven million who live in the UK - following a mass hack attack.
British Airways has hit back at the proposed record £183.39 million GDPR fine - announced this morning by the Information Commissioner’s Office - saying it is "surprised and disappointed" by the ruling, and insisting it "responded quickly to a criminal act to steal customers’ data".
Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham has fired a warning shot across the bows of the UK video games industry after expressing concerns about the "lack of clarity" around how firms collect consumers’ personal data.
Government measures to introduce an online age verification system for adult websites have come under fresh attack just weeks before they are set to be implemented amid claims they are a “privacy timebomb”.
Fresh evidence that the Information Commissioner’s Office is one of the busiest regulators in the EU has emerged with new figures showing it has received over 40 data breach notifications every day since May 25 2018, with a monthly average of 1,276 cases.
GDPR may have been in force for well over a year now, but UK staff have yet to change the way they handle sensitive data, with a third (34%) admitting they are still not taking the new regulation seriously even though the vast majority (84%) concede they know about compliance and their responsibilities.
Apple is attempting to put more clear blue water between its privacy practices and those of Google and Facebook by unveiling plans for a new super secure ‘Sign in with Apple’ service to help its customers protect their identity from data slurping companies.