Data Protection News Roundup – 12th May 2020

The Data Guardians Managing Director and lead consultant Matthew Lamb is a Certified Cyber Risk Management Practitioner. Get in touch with us to ask about how we can help you with your GDPR and Data Protection Act compliance.


Coronavirus Response

The NHS has published the source code of its contact-tracing app, which is currently being trialled on the Isle of Wight, to allow scrutiny from others. Read more here.


Data Breaches

Potentially sensitive information belonging to 193 UK and global law firms was posted publicly to a website. Data reportedly included business email addresses and passwords. Read more here.


Other News

The European Data Protection Board has released a 31-page manual banning certain cookie practices including “cookie walls” where sites bar internet browsers from accessing their content unless they agree to allowing cookies and trackers on the site – a commonly used tactic that the EDPB says steps on the concept of user consent. Read the cookie manual here.

The ICO has put a pause on its probe into real-time bidding practices and whether it breaches privacy laws citing the pressure businesses are facing during the Covid-19 pandemic. Read more here.

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