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 [...]

By |2021-06-18T08:42:17+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|

Apple’s Focus on Personal Data Protection

In June, Apple held its annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC20) in which the company announced, among other news, two major updates to its privacy guidelines: App Store product pages will feature a new privacy information section to help users understand an application’s privacy practices, and Apps will be required to receive user permission to track [...]

By |2020-11-16T20:18:26+00:003rd November, 2020|ThoughtLeadership|

Importance of organisations to take responsibility of their data management

In an interview with 'The Modern CIO' for Workato (Workato is the leading Enterprise Automation Platform, enabling businesses and IT to integrate their apps and automate business workflows), our CEO Dyann Heward-Mills highlighted the importance for organisations to take responsibility for data management in order to be able to operate successfully in this digital world [...]

By |2020-11-18T14:45:20+00:002nd November, 2020|News, ThoughtLeadership|

Black History Month: Why diversity in data protection matters?

On 25th May 2020, two months after the UK was put into lockdown due to the Covid-19 pandemic, an unarmed Black man, George Floyd, was murdered by the police in Minneapolis, USA. The death of George Floyd reignited the Black Lives Matter movement and sparked protests across the globe, bringing to light the continued problem [...]

By |2020-10-29T13:47:14+00:0029th October, 2020|ThoughtLeadership|

Diving into Class Action claims, what you need to know

When the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) first came into force in May 2018, it was widely anticipated that there would be a deluge of class action claims for infringements of data protection laws. The first reason for this anticipation is that the GDPR confers extensive rights on data subjects to make claims for data protection breaches. Under articles 78 – 80 inclusive, data subjects can bring claims against supervisory authorities, controllers and processors. They also have the option to be represented by a not-for-profit body to bring [...]

By |2020-10-20T17:00:45+01:0020th October, 2020|ThoughtLeadership|

Court rules police use of facial recognition technology unlawful

On 11 August 2020, the Court of Appeal ruled against the South Wales Police (SWP) in finding its use of automatic facial recognition (AFR) technology unlawful. AFR is a way of verifying the identity of an individual through the use of technology. It uses biometrics to map facial features from a photograph or video, then compares the information [...]

By |2020-10-08T16:46:03+01:008th October, 2020|ThoughtLeadership, Uncategorized|

Brazil’s LGPD to take immediate effect

After several delays and lingering uncertainty around the effective date of Brazil’s General Data Protection law (LGPD), Brazil’s Congress approved a last-minute amendment on Wednesday 26 August that brings the LGPD into immediate effect as of August 27, 2020. Given that LGPD’s main provisions are now in effect, businesses in Brazil should expect to see [...]

By |2020-09-15T12:39:15+01:0014th September, 2020|International, ThoughtLeadership|

Machine Learning Algorithms in Online Learning

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, schools have increasingly turned to digital learning platforms to help students continue their education. These new technologies, many of which use machine learning (ML) algorithms, have been absolutely vital in the effort to bring degree-conferrring educational institutions online. The appeal of ML is its potential to make [...]

By |2020-09-16T14:52:43+01:009th September, 2020|DPO, ThoughtLeadership|
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