Digital Ethics – Why it matters more than regulation

Digital Ethics – Why it matters more than regulation

If you work in the data privacy sector, you might have heard of the passing of Giovanni Buttarelli, the European Data Protection Supervisor. Buttarelli was a long-time champion of privacy regulation for EU citizens and was a key figure in the drafting and...
The Bounty Ruling – An Expensive Lesson

The Bounty Ruling – An Expensive Lesson

Bounty (UK) Limited, the pregnancy and parenting club, has been fined £400K by the UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) for sharing personal data of some 14m people with a number of organisations including credit reference and marketing agencies...
GDPR – Polish Regulator Issues First Fine

GDPR – Polish Regulator Issues First Fine

The European Data Protection Board (EDPB) has announced that the regulator in Poland (UODO) has imposed its first fine under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). While details of the company involved have not yet been released, the breach of the regulation...
Facebook – What are DPOs going to do about it?

Facebook – What are DPOs going to do about it?

Facebook’s latest revelation that up to 50m user accounts may have been compromised once again highlights privacy issues around using social media for business or personal use. We’ve already discussed the security and privacy issues around using a company...

Cookie Policy – Stand Alone or Bundle with Privacy?

We see many organisations including details of their use of cookies on their Privacy Policy page. While this might be a fairly common practise, we don’t consider it best practice – for a number for reasons. First is for simplicity. A cookies policy may have to...