Data security is a hot global topic right now. New laws that closely regulate data security practices seem to be popping up everywhere in order to account for all of the data people transmit electronically daily. Attorneys have been tightening their practices to protect confidential data and advising their clients to do the same. However, some organisations may not be aware that they could be liable for data breaches perpetrated by their employees – even in seemingly unrelated situations.
Australia has recently taken significant action in the realm of data security that will potentially have global impact. In December 2018, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (“ACCC”) released recommendations on ways big technology companies can improve data security.read more
If a new data protection bill currently under consideration in Parliament becomes law, it would mean that the European Union’s data protocols will be in the United Kingdom to stay—even after Brexit. Read on for the latest.read more
Elizabeth Denham, Information Commissioner for the U.K., joins the regulator at a time when the U.K. is undergoing seismic changes to its political and legislative frameworks. With Brexit looming large on the horizon, her role has never been more challenging. During a recent seminar entitled “A Fireside Chat,” she shared a few of the competing priorities the Information Commissioners Office (ICO) will be managing during the coming months. Read on to learn more about them.read more