Data Protection News Roundup – 29th June 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.


Data Breaches

Classified Ministry of Defence documents containing details about HMS Defender and the British military were found at a bus stop in Kent. The government said an investigation had been launched. Read more here.


Other News

British data protection standards are “adequate”, the EU has ruled in a decision that lets digital information continue to flow between the UK and EU. But Brussels has warned the Government the decision could be revoked “immediately” is it sees weakening standards. Read more here.

20% of the top Android apps for children on the Google Play store collect data that violates the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). Read more here.

The Scottish Government and its agencies have reported themselves almost 2,000 times for data breaches since the introduction of the GDPR in 2018. The vast majority of the breaches – 713 – were confidentiality breaches, where there is an unauthorised or accidental disclosure of or access to personal data. Read more here.

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