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Data Protection and Digital Information Bill

Did you know that the UK’s Data Protection Policy is being reformed? Recently, on the 8th of March 2023, upon removal of the first Data Protection and Digital Information Bill, the UK Government introduced the 2nd version of the DPDI bill. In an official press release, Secretary Donelan voiced this as a “new common-sense-led [...]

By |2023-04-25T13:19:49+01:0024th April, 2023|DPO, Governments, International|

ChatGPT and Cybersecurity – A Closer Look

Let’s take a closer look at the latest chatbot ChatGPT and what this could potentially mean for the cybersecurity industry.  ChatGPT – the bustling chatbot ChatGPT, the trending conversational agent or chatbot was built by OpenAI. It makes use of a large-scale pre-trained neural network language model known as the GPT (Generative Pre-trained Transformer) [...]

By |2023-04-24T15:20:12+01:0024th April, 2023|ChatGPT, Cybersecurity, DPO, Governments, International|

HewardMills’ journey to attaining B Corp Certification

In October 2022 HewardMills achieved its B Corp certification, which is something that we are immensely proud of.   We aim to meet high standards in everything that we do. This includes social and environmental performance, transparency, and accountability.  This document provides an overview of our journey to B Corp certification and outlines our performance across [...]

By |2023-03-30T16:24:36+01:0027th March, 2023|B Corp, DPO, Governments, International|

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|
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