The COVID-19 crisis is hopefully a once in a hundred years event. As we are asked to self-isolate and reduce face to face interactions, many organisations are dusting off and implementing their business continuity plans. Business Continuity Plans, if written,
On February 20th, Ireland’s Data Protection Commission (DPC) published their annual report covering the first full year of GDPR. This report sets out the areas of focus and activities carried out by the DPC between 1 January 2019 – 31
As of today, the coronavirus COVID-19 is affecting 124 Countries and territories around the globe, calling governments and businesses worldwide to face an emergency situation that might continue for longer than expected. During these troubled times, with the perspective of
The digitalisation of the public sector and its information assets has reduced the barriers and boosted synergies in the public domain. Public authorities, now more innovative and digitalised than ever, are looking into strong synergies to better perform their tasks
Phishing attacks are one of the biggest threats to both individual and organisational privacy and security. A 2019 Cyber Breaches Survey published by the UK Government notes that 80% of cyber breaches are a result of a phishing attack. User
In February of this year, the Data Protection Commission (DPC) released guidance on attendee lists and the fact that some organisations are refusing to release such lists on the basis of the GDPR. The DPC’s guidance makes clear that the
In a recent blog post the Spanish Data Protection Agency (AEPD) released some guidance on data protection and the use of encryption. This article is not going to be a technical exploration of the tools available, for a technical review
This article explores the key points to be taken from the National Cyber Security Strategy and its key role in meeting the requirements of the NIS Directive.
Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (GDPR), has been criticised for being overly burdensome and disproportionally prescriptive for organisations, especially where data is the enabler for providing services and products. Whereas the GDPR has set high compliance standards, organisational compliance is rather scalable
This article highlights how organisations can understand the scope of the ICO’s Age Appropriate Design Code and get ready for the implementation of the Code.
A presentation by the Chief Executive of Dublin Bus titled “Energy and Carbon: The Race to Zero” was recently shared widely on LinkedIn. In it, Ray Coyne, the CEO of the public transport system set out his vision for the
Just before the advent of 2020, the Advocate General (AG) of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) rendered his 70-page Opinion on the Schrems II case. This followed the finding of the CJEU in Schrems that the