All Data Privacy Regulation articles

  • OneTrust 26.02  Top Privacy Priorities updated

    Top Privacy Priorities for 2021


    2020 was a whirlwind for privacy — with a pandemic, the invalidation of the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield brought about by the “Schrems II” ruling, and the state of California continues to push privacy regulation to the forefront in the U.S., the importance of data protection continues to grow globally 2021 continues.

  • Joe Biden President

    Five key questions on privacy for Biden’s administration


    The newly elected President Biden faces a host of issues to grapple with, not least of them the global pandemic, which has become heavily politicised, as well as preoccupying US media and citizenry throughout much of the election period. 

  • California-Proposition-24-Golden-Gate-Bridge

    California’s Proposition 24 has been passed by voters


    “Proposition 24” has been passed by voters, with 56.1% of the 10.5m votes in California cast in favour and with it, new privacy protections will come into law. PrivSec Report takes a look at some of the reactions to the Act’s provisions and finds out why some in the privacy world are not huge fans.

  • Privacy Key

    Half of large companies to adopt privacy-enhancing computation by 2025


    Half of large organisations will implement privacy-enhancing computation for processing data in untrusted environments within five years, Gartner has predicted.

  • Belgium DPA

    Belgian DPA asks EU court for permission to take regulatory action against Facebook


    The Belgian Data Protection Authority (DPA) will be appearing at the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) in Luxemburg today in a bid to gain regulatory action against Facebook.

  • Schrems II Panel

    New mechanism for EU data transfers ‘may be ready by Christmas’


    A revised mechanism for transferring EU data outside of the EU may be ready by Christmas, according to the EU’s digital chief.

  • surveillance-hm-employees

    Fashion chain H&M fined $35m for snooping on employees


    Fashion chain H&M has been fined $35million for data protection breaches, including recording and sharing private information about hundreds of employees among managers.

  • Data privacy regulation

    The Six Foundations of Data Privacy Regulation


    The six most commonly discussed data protection regulations are the European Union’s GDPR, the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) and Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) in the United States, Brazil’s LGPD, Canada’s Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA) and the Australian Data Privacy Law.

  • Coronavirus-Tracking

    Data Privacy vs Utility Fallacy


    Among the many serious challenges the COVID-19 pandemic has presented businesses and individuals alike with, a long talked about and complex discussion has also arisen once again: what is worth giving up personal privacy for?

  • TikTok China

    TikTok found secretly transferring user data to China


    According to a lawsuit file by a college student TikTok has been secretly transferring user data to China without gaining consent. 

  • Unicef-Agora

    UN entities “not subject to the GDPR”


    UNICEF, the United Nations children’s agency has said it may have caused a data breach to reveal the private information of thousands of online learners through the Agora platform.

  • Statue of Liberty

    The Great Hack documentary arrives on Netflix this month


    This summer sees the arrival of The Great Hack, a documentary exploring the Facebook / Cambridge Analytica scandal and how it lifts the mask on the dark arts of personal data processing.

  • data-ethics-gdpr-notepad

    The data ethics of GDPR are changing


    Data presents us with many opportunities, whether commercial or in simply making our daily lives more efficient. But because these opportunities generally rely on various forms of personal data, there is of course an unavoidable question of data ethics.

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    GDPR and Google Analytics


    Many businesses use Google Analytics as their only web analytics tool and are very happy with it.