Celebrating Five Years of Data Protection with GDPR

The arrival of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in May 2018 feels like a lifetime ago.  Privacy advocates hailed it as a new dawn in protecting customer privacy, and businesses of all sizes began to look for experts to help them stay on the right side of the new regulatory requirements. Fortuitously, this [...]

By |2023-05-24T09:50:44+01:0022nd May, 2023|DPO, Governments, International|

Regulation on Dosimetry and application of administrative Sanctions of the Brazilian General Data Protection Law

Background: The Lei Geral de Proteção de Dados (LGPD) is the Brazilian legal framework that regulates data processing carried out in Brazil and in other countries where the processing operations (i) aim to offer or supply goods and services to people located in Brazil; (ii) process the personal data of people located in Brazil; [...]

By |2023-05-22T12:50:40+01:0022nd May, 2023|DPO, Governments, International, Life Sciences|

Decoding Digital Health: Trans-Atlantic transfers of Health Data

Trans-Atlantic Transfers of Health Data   Since the Covid 19 Pandemic, clinical trials have become more popular across the globe. A potential stumbling block for organisations sponsoring or engaging in clinical trials is trans-Atlantic transfers of health data.   Background  Prior to the Schrems II ruling in 2020, a mechanism to permit the transfer of data [...]

By |2023-05-24T14:25:45+01:0020th May, 2023|DPO, Governments, International, Life Sciences|

Addressing data discrimination in Artificial Intelligence technologies

Celebrating International Women’s Day (IWD) proffered HewardMills with a renewed focus to disintegrate bias and amplify the voices of women. In a time where Artificial Intelligence (AI) is rapidly advancing, there are growing concerns to address this powerful tool. Although AI is incredibly effective, it may potentially cause intrinsic harm to an individuals’ privacy [...]

By |2023-05-24T14:21:41+01:0019th May, 2023|Artificial Intelligence, DPO, Governments, International|

Pageantry and Privacy

In an increasingly competitive and ever-evolving business landscape, the coronation of a new king of the United Kingdom gives us an opportunity to reflect on how institutions and organisations evolve over time and some of the lessons around remaining relevant. The business environment is constantly changing, and we often see organisations that fail to [...]

By |2023-05-19T17:15:43+01:007th May, 2023|DPO, Governments, International|

CNIL’s priority topics for investigations in 2023: “smart” cameras, mobile apps, bank and medical records

The French Data Protection Agency, Commission Nationale Informatique et Libertés’ (CNIL) will focus on 4 topics for its investigation: use of "smart" cameras by public actors the use of the file on a personal credit repayment incident the management of health files mobile apps The use of “smart” cameras by public actors As large [...]

By |2023-05-19T17:16:02+01:0024th April, 2023|DPO, Governments, International|

The EDPB has kicked off its 2023 coordinated enforcement action on the role of the DPO

In light of the European Data Protection Board (EDPB) announcement that was made on the 15th March 2023, it is to be noted that throughout the year 2023, 26 Data Protection Authorities (DPAs) across the EEA (including EDPS) will take part in the Coordinated Enforcement Framework (CEF) focused on the designation and position of [...]

By |2023-04-25T13:49:53+01:0024th April, 2023|DPO, EDPB, Governments, International|

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|
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