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Equifax personal data breach larger than previously thought

The personal data of over 145.5 million Americans have been breached, according to new figures released by tech firm Equifax
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New UK data protection act to provide exemptions for certain bodies

A new UK data protection act could provide exemptions for journalists, financial firms, and doping investigation bodies to 'protect freedom of the press'
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Government set to extend UK data protection law

New data protection guidelines being set out by the government will allow British citizens to delete personal data.

An insight into the impact of GDPR in a global world

How can your business prepare for changes to GDPR? Liz Fitzsimons, Partner, Privacy and Information Law, Eversheds Sutherland (International) explains
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Data breaches will get worse – but there is a silver lining

Data breaches are on the rise and things are bound to get worse before they get better, SolarWinds Head Geek Destiny Bertucci tells Open Access Government For better or worse – and most would argue worse – 2016 was a year of change, from celebrity deaths to the shifting sands...
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Tighter data controls: Opportunity and risk

As the EU brings in tighter data controls and the UK passes the Investigatory Powers Bill, iStorage considers opportunities and risks around data protection The increase in data theft is definitely on the rise and there are more and more reports daily of criminals taking advantage of unsecured data. Whilst...
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How will GDPR affect your business?

For consumers, new data protection legislation offers increased privacy, but how will GDPR affect your business? The Information Commissioner’s Office explains The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) builds on the previous Data Protection Act, but provides more protections for consumers and more privacy considerations for organisations. It brings a more...
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A new chapter for privacy protection regulation in Europe

David Martin, Senior Legal Officer at the European Consumer Organisation, outlines what the new General Data Protection Regulation means for consumer trust On 5 May 2016 the new European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) was published in the European Union’s Official Journal, marking the end of a long and complex...

Supporting the data agenda

Iain Rolfe, Assistant Director with the Public Data Group (PDG), at the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills gives an overview of how the PDG brings together public sector bodies The Public Data Group (PDG) was born out of the government’s aim to make real meaningful progress on the open data...

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