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EDPB launches coordinated enforcement on role of DPOs

On 15th March 2023 the European Data Protection Board (EDPB) announced that 26 data protection authorities will take part in the coordinated action for 2023 to analyse the designation and position of data protection officers (DPO) of public and private sector entities. In this initiative Data Protection Authorities (DPAs) across the European Economic Area [...]

By |2023-03-27T13:36:24+01:0027th March, 2023|DPO, EDPB, Governments, International|

Privacy by Design to become an ISO Standard

What is an ISO Standard? An ISO standard refers to a set of guidelines and requirements created by the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO), a non-governmental organisation that creates and publishes international standards for a wide range of industries, products, and services. ISO standards serve as a framework for best practises, and they can [...]

By |2023-03-15T13:50:25+00:0015th March, 2023|DPO, Governments, International, Privacy by Design|

The EU AI Framework

Start preparing your business for the EU Framework on artificial intelligence The EU Framework on artificial intelligence (AI), consisting of a regulation establishing harmonised rules on AI (the AI act), and a directive adopting non-contractual civil liability rules to AI (the AI Liability Directive) is expected to be adopted in 2024 or 2025. It [...]

Encryption – The Benefits for Businesses

What is Encryption? Encryption is an added security measure. It involves converting human-readable data to ciphertext. This is so that it cannot be read by those who are not the intended recipients of the data. Only those with the key to decrypt the data can convert it back to plaintext. Decryption is the process [...]

By |2023-03-15T12:34:12+00:0015th March, 2023|Cybersecurity, DPO, Encryption, International|

HewardMills Celebrates Ghana Data Protection

We caught up with Senior Health Care Supervisors in Ghana, in conjunction with the Data Protection Commission-Ghana to discuss the current situation on the enforcement mechanisms for regulating personal data within the Health Sector. Every data-driven organisation should have a privacy framework in place. If your organisation hasn’t yet taken the time to orient [...]

By |2023-03-15T12:13:46+00:0013th February, 2023|DPO, Governments, International, Life Sciences|

HewardMills Celebrates Black History Month

February marks Black History Month in the U.S. and Canada: a celebration of an intellectual history that highlights greatness, perseverance, and generational excellence of People of Color in modern history. As a global DPO that provides support for various multinational organisations to achieve high-level privacy standards, we understand the responsibility to effectuate a privacy [...]

By |2023-02-13T12:34:50+00:0013th February, 2023|Black History Month, DPO, Governments, International|

Who is Responsible for Data Breaches?

Data breaches have been on the rise in recent times. This development begs the question who is responsible for such incidents. Allocating Responsibility Recent events and studies have indicated that organisations seek to attribute blame in the immediate aftermath of a breach rather than accountability. Following the Uber case involving Joe Sullivan, there is [...]

By |2023-02-13T11:38:11+00:0013th February, 2023|Data Breaches, DPO, Governments, International|

2021 UN Resolution Right to Privacy in the Digital Age

What is the Resolution? On the 15th December 2021, the office for the High Commissioner of Human Rights presented the ‘Right to Privacy in the Digital Age’ report to the 48th session of the Human Rights Council. This followed a first attempt to protect the right to privacy online that was made in July [...]

By |2023-02-13T12:33:29+00:0013th February, 2023|Digital Age, DPO, Governments, International, Right to Privacy|

Cookie Law Blog – The Importance of Having a Compliant Website to Improve Accountability and Transparency

Introduction to ePrivacy The introduction of the GDPR in 2018 has created stricter accountability and transparency requirements, especially in relation to ePrivacy. These requirements are built on a core principle of data protection: allowing individuals to be in control of their own data. Privacy Notice and Transparency The GDPR grants data subjects a right [...]

By |2023-02-13T11:16:24+00:0013th February, 2023|Cookie Law, DPO, Governments, International|

Meta Fined €390M for GDPR Breach Arising from its Behavioural Ads

From Initial Complaints in May 2018 to Sanctioning in January 2023 Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp parent company, Meta Platforms Ireland Limited, has faced complaints regarding privacy since the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) came into effect in May 2018 and the matter has finally been addressed by authorities. The data privacy activist group NOYB filed [...]

By |2023-02-13T11:02:45+00:0010th January, 2023|DPO, Governments, International|
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