Privacy keeps trending
While this edition continues to monitor the essential Brexit and GDPR (pp.1, 7) developments, we also explore several new areas:
- Data protection issues which arise in the context of running prize promotions and competitions both on products and online (p.9)
- The future of privacy litigation and insurance (p.13)
- Social media activity as part of identification for accessing central government online services (p.19)
- The growing role of behavioural biometrics as a smart trend in identifying people leading to implicit opt-in, and resulting in a fear that opting out may appear as suspicious behaviour (p.18).
Data breaches and their consequences are covered in several places: reputation and the media (p.1), common security mistakes (p.15), TalkTalk losing its Tribunal appeal (p.10), Sage’s unauthorised data access (p.22), and a data breach survey reveals that half of UK companies suffered a data breach in the last two years (p.23).
In the next three months, Privacy Laws & Business is organising four separate data protection events:
- EU Data Protection Regulation: Time to get organise in the UK – or the Great Escape?
Host: DLA Piper, Birmingham, 28th September 2016
- Help! Roundtable for exchanging ideas on planning and managing a GDPR Compliance programme, Host: BT 23 November 2016
- Data Protection Officer Training Academy with DLA Piper, London 16-18 November 2016
- Workplace Privacy: Your data protection agenda for 2017, Host: Lewis Silkin, London, 7 December 2016
We look forward to keeping you informed through PL&B UK Report and our regular e-news updates.
Stewart Dresner, Publisher
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Every step you take the media will be watching you
A well-managed response to data breach can enhance reputation, says Magnus Boyd, Partner at Schillings. Merrill Dresner reports.
Contents also include:
- Comment: Government may use Brexit to escape aspects of GDPR
- Privacy litigation and insurance
- Smart trends raise consent issues
- Using Facebook to prove identity
- Data Protection Forum
- UK membership of Council of Europe: Brexit implications
- Cookie consent revisited by EU
- Prize Promotions – playing it safe
- Common security mistakes
- New Information Commissioner takes a supportive stance on FOI
- Scotland: Confidential documents not always exempt
- Cambridgeshire: Lessons to learn
- TalkTalk loses Tribunal appeal
- FCA issues guidance on cloud computing and outsourcing
- ICO fines Hampshire council
- UKCloud achieves ISO 27018
- ICO investigates WhatsApp and Facebook
- Privacy International challenges government’s hacking abroad
- Bulk powers’ operational purpose
- Sage suffers data breach
- Half of UK companies suffered data breach in the last two years