Data Protection News Roundup – 23rd March 2021

The Data Guardians’ Managing Director and lead consultant Matthew Lamb is a Certified Data Protection Officer and 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 as well as addressing your Cyber Security issues.


Other News

According to PwC over two-thirds of UK-based CEOs plan to increase long-term cybersecurity budgets, with many expressing increasing concerns over the risk of online threats to the business. The number of CEOs reporting concerns over cyber-threats increased from 80% last year to 91%, while 48% said they were “extremely concerned” about the threat posed by cyber-risk to business growth. Read more here.

Uber’s use of facial recognition technology for a driver identity system is being challenged in the UK, where the App Drivers & Couriers Union (ADCU) and Worker Info Exchange (WIE) have called for Microsoft to suspend Uber’s use of B2B facial recognition after finding multiple cases where drivers were mis-identified and went on to have their licence to operate revoked by Transport for London (TfL). Read more here.

The Secretary of State for the Department for Digital, Culture Media & Sport and the Information Commissioner have signed a Memorandum of Understanding on data adequacy. Read more here.

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