Data Protection News Roundup – 9th June 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

Hours before facing court proceedings from openDemocracy over its NHS Covid-19 data deal with private tech firms, the UK government released all the contracts governing its deals with Amazon, Microsoft, Google, and controversial AI firms Faculty and Palantir. Read more here.

The Open Rights Group has reported the Test and Trace system to the ICO due to fears it will put millions of patients’ data at risk. Read more here.


Data Breaches

Honda’s global operations have been hit by a cyber attack affecting its ability to access its computers, servers, use emails and otherwise make use of its internal systems. Read more here.

The Supreme Court has agreed to hear an argument for why a collective lawsuit brought against Google for allegedly tracking the personal data of 4 million iPhone users should be allowed to proceed through the UK courts. Read more here.


Other News

A survey by data protection firm Veritas Technologies found that more than a third (35%) of UK consumers would see a business leader as personally responsible if a cyber breach of that business occurs. Read more here.

IBM is pulling out of the facial recognition market and is calling for “a national dialogue” on the technology’s use in law enforcement. Read more here.

New research published by cloud solutions company iomart shows that online retailers could lose £5.9 billion through severe data breaches each year, based on the average cost and frequency of cyberattacks in the e-commerce sector. Read more here.

According to a report commissioned by Apricorn of 100 UK-based IT decision makers from enterprise organisations, more than half (57%) believe that remote workers will expose their organisation to the risk of a data breach. Read more here.

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