Work Area: Information technology

EDPB report bemoans state of EU public cloud procurement

The EDPB has named a lack of bargaining power on the part of public authorities as one of the factors pushing those bodies towards unfavourable and possibly illegal cloud service solutions.

23 January 2023

German regulator restricts e-prescription rules

The German state of Schleswig-Holstein’s data authority has told a doctors trade organisation that the GDPR prohibits them from issuing prescriptions digitally.

23 August 2022

Rare Marriott class certification involved novel damages theory

The recent certification of a class pursuing Marriott and Accenture over a high-profile data breach has potentially cleared a path to demonstrating concrete damages caused by a cyberattack.

10 May 2022

Privacy by Design and Data Minimisation

Featured in The Guide to Data as a Critical Asset - Edition 1

'Privacy by design' advocates for privacy when designing technologies, products and management systems and encourages a holistic view using privacy-enhancing technologies and integrating privacy considerations into organisational policies, practices and procedures.

08 April 2022

IRS facial recognition plan collected data on 7 million Americans, lawmaker says

The US Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has scuttled plans to use facial recognition technology, but the chair of a congressional oversight committee has questioned what will happen to the roughly 7 million Americans who already gave the taxman their biometrics.

14 February 2022

LabMD suing US federal government over Tiversa hacking scandal

Armed with an Eleventh Circuit decision in his favour, LabMD owner Michael Daugherty continues to go after the US Federal Trade Commission for allegedly colluding with a hacker in an ill-conceived enforcement action – one that ultimately ruined his cancer-detection business.

21 January 2022

Arizona bill would ban taxpayer-funded ransomware payments

Cybersecurity experts say an Arizona proposal to ban publicly funded ransomware payments is a step in the right direction, but needs to be coupled with IT upgrades for public agencies.

13 January 2022

“Drowning in data”: survey reveals chief data officer challenges and priorities

Data fragmentation and complexity are the main barriers blocking organisations from making full use of their data, a survey says.

04 January 2022

Ransomware rulings leave insurance industry in flux

Several recent US court decisions have put insurers on the hook for ransomware attacks, threatening to upend an area of law that was thought to be settled.

09 December 2021

US makes ransomware a top national security priority

The US has responded to the increasing size and consequence of ransomware attacks by throwing the full weight of its national security state at the problem.

18 November 2021

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