When is doing the right thing actually right?

It is always the right time to do the “right thing.” However, determining an objectively “right” path to follow can be a challenge. Specifically, what does that mean as applied to data privacy and security? Contemporarily, multinational corporations’ success depends significantly on the world seeing them as good corporate citizens worthy of investment. As [...]

By |2022-03-31T15:18:47+01:0010th March, 2022|DPO, ESG, Governments, ThoughtLeadership|

The Ukraine crisis and the heightened risk of cyberattacks

In these dark days of war in Eastern Europe, it is sad to say that the risk of cyberattacks is heightened. It is important to remain vigilant and to ensure all necessary proactive steps are taken to protect data, including:Revisit your risk profile and, if you are a processor holding personal data for other organisations, [...]

By |2022-05-06T10:20:31+01:0025th February, 2022|Cybersecurity, International, News, ThoughtLeadership|

Diversity and privacy go hand in hand

February marked both Black History Month in the US and LGBT+ History Month in the UK. For us at HewardMills, these are important celebrations. The origins of Black History Month in the US date back to 1926 when Carter D. Woodson and the Association for the Study of African American Life and History launched “Negro [...]

By |2022-03-07T08:55:29+00:0011th February, 2022|Diversity by design, International, ThoughtLeadership|

Top considerations for clinical trials

After the hiatus brought about by the pandemic, activity in the clinical trials sector is now growing, with a number of trials due to launch at the end of this quarter. Increasingly, participants in trials and partners in Clinical Research Organisations (CROs) are seeking assurance that a Data Protection Officer (DPO) has been appointed [...]

By |2022-03-31T09:34:17+01:0026th January, 2022|DPO, Life Sciences, News, ThoughtLeadership|

The role of privacy in ESG investing

ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) criteria are non-financial factors used by socially-responsible investors to assess companies they are considering investing in. ESG is an increasingly popular metric. According to Bloomberg, Global ESG assets are expected to exceed $53 trillion by 2025, more than a third of the $140.5 trillion in projected total assets under management. [...]

By |2021-10-04T17:58:41+01:004th October, 2021|DPO, Financial, ThoughtLeadership|

HewardMills develops Transfer Impact Assessment template

Introduction On 4 June 2021, the European Commission adopted new Standard Contractual Clauses (EU SCCs) for the transfer of personal data from the European Economic Area (EEA) to third countries that are not deemed “adequate” by the European Commission. On 11 August 2021, the UK Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) published draft UK SCCs, formerly known as the International Data Transfer Agreement (IDTA), for UK companies to use [...]

By |2021-09-03T16:14:20+01:002nd September, 2021|DPO, International, ThoughtLeadership|

Differences between a Data Protection Officer and a Chief Privacy Officer

The question of where to place, and how to structure, the privacy function is a crucial one for organisations striving for privacy excellence. The Data Protection Officer (DPO) and Chief Privacy Officer (CPO) are two key roles for any global organisation processing personal data at scale. While they have overlapping responsibilities, they are in [...]

By |2021-08-19T11:34:04+01:0018th August, 2021|DPO, ThoughtLeadership|

Works councils and data privacy rights

​The Covid-19 pandemic saw the rise of remote working. In light of this, an increasing number of organisations are also seeking to adopt monitoring tools in order to observe the productivity of employees. Under Article 4 of the General Data Protection Regulation (GPDR), behavioural characteristics of an individual constitutes as personal data. Therefore, the GDPR [...]

By |2021-07-13T17:41:18+01:008th July, 2021|DPO, International, News, ThoughtLeadership|

HewardMills’ fast-track privacy health checks

“You can't really know where you are going until you know where you have been.” (Maya Angelou) Every data-driven company should have a privacy framework in place. If your company hasn’t yet taken the time to orient itself to this new space, here are a few common reasons why now is the best time to [...]

By |2022-04-06T10:40:32+01:0017th June, 2021|DPO, ThoughtLeadership|

What do you need to know about CPRA?

California voters pass Proposition 24, approving the California Privacy Rights and Enforcement Act On 3 November, California voters approved Proposition 24, otherwise known as the California Privacy Rights and Enforcement Act (CPRA). The new law comes into effect on 1 January 2023 and will significantly augment the privacy provisions under the 2018 California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). [...]

By |2020-12-02T14:18:25+00:002nd December, 2020|DPO, ThoughtLeadership|
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