Policy

Denham: Data protection needs "big bang"

The UK’s Information Commissioner has called for data protection regulators to be “dogged” in safeguarding democracy in light of the increased digitalisation of political campaigns.

01 February 2019

Ghana privacy head questions whether GDPR right for Africa

The head of Ghana’s data protection commission has said that Africa’s data protection commissioners will discuss the continent’s approach to data protection at an inaugural conference in June.

31 January 2019

Facebook underlines human role in AI development

A senior Facebook privacy official has emphasised the role of humans in developing accurate and ethical artificial intelligence technology.

31 January 2019

Global economy underprepared for ransomware attack, report warns

A global ransomware attack could cost the global economy between $85 and $193 billion, a Singapore-based public-private initiative has said.

30 January 2019

EU mulls AI regulation

The European Commission is to consider approaches to regulating artificial intelligence in a report due to be published in mid-2019.

30 January 2019

“Surprising” confusion around GDPR, says Irish commissioner

The Irish data protection commissioner has observed a surprising level of confusion around the type of complaints that data subjects can successfully bring under the GDPR.

30 January 2019

New breach reporting requirements for Canadian financial institutions

Canada’s government is to bring in rules that require financial institutions to report cybersecurity incidents within 72 hours.

29 January 2019

EU adopts Japan adequacy decision

The European Commission has removed restrictions from transferring personal data to Japan, after the country implemented additional safeguards that aim to guarantee that exported data receives adequate protection.

23 January 2019

Singapore to exempt data analysis from copyright rules

Singaporean lawmakers have agreed to amend the country’s copyright laws so that copyrighted material can be mined and used in data analysis.

23 January 2019

Brazil proposes interception rules

Brazilian politicians have put forward rules that would force messaging services like WhatsApp to decrypt data, as part of a series of proposed criminal justice reforms.

16 January 2019

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