Policy

Romanian data protection law “problematic”, says NGO

A Romanian NGO has accused the country’s data protection law of falling short of GDPR standards and compromising press freedom.

18 February 2019

US audit office urges Congress to create privacy law

The US national auditing office has recommended that Congress consider a federal internet privacy law in a new report.

14 February 2019

China proposes strict data protection amendments

The Chinese government has released a set of proposed amendments to the country’s data protection standards that would introduce stricter obligations if passed.

12 February 2019

Commission suggests talks to improve EU-US evidence exchange

The European Commission has published two recommendations to improve the exchange of electronic evidence in transatlantic criminal investigations.

08 February 2019

Quantum computing and cryptography: credible threat or scaremongering?

For those in the cybersecurity trade, a section in this year’s World Economic Forum global risks report predicting the demise of cryptography may have made for particularly distressing reading.

06 February 2019

Bulgarian president vetoes GDPR transposition

Bulgaria’s president has vetoed amendments to data protection legislation which would have transposed the GDPR into national law because of fears over its impact on media freedom.

05 February 2019

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

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