data protection


Will the coronavirus force us to compromise on privacy?

Toni Vitale, Head of Data Protection at JMW Solicitors, offers his thoughts on the challenges that lay ahead with regards to privacy laws and the protection of data in relation to COVID-19 and surveillance. Read More

Facial recognition cameras to be deployed by London police

London’s Metropolitan Police is set to deploy the use of facial recognition technology for the first time, following trials in London and by South Wales Police. Read More

WATCH: Surveillance, security and privacy in the IoT

A panel debate exploring challenges and issues for stakeholders responsible for 'security by design and default' plus 'data protection by design and default' in smart devices and systems installed in smart buildings and smart city projects. Read More

How public CCTV operators can avoid eye-watering fines under the GDPR [including video]

Jean-Philippe Deby, business development director for Europe at Genetec, shares his thoughts on the implications of the GDPR for CCTV operators and the wider security industry. Read More

Virgin Trains had “legitimate interest” in publishing Corbyn images, rules ICO

Virgin Trains did not breach data protection laws by publishing CCTV images of Jeremy Corbyn as he searched the company’s train […] Read More

Clock starts ticking on GDPR compliance

The rights of EU citizens over how their personal data is used will be strengthened when the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) goes into effect one year from now. Read More

More than half of UK business owners unaware of incoming data protection law

Some 84% of small-business owners and 43% of senior executives of large companies in the UK are unaware of the General Data Protection Regulation. Read More

Many housing associations could be in breach of Data Protection Act because of poor quality images

One in four housing associations admit that footage generated by their CCTV systems might be unfit for purpose. Read More

Virgin Trains versus Jeremy Corbyn: who would prevail in an ICO investigation?

Chris Brogan, who has lectured extensively on the impact of European privacy laws on the security process, suggests that Virgin Trains would have the more compelling case in any ICO investigation. Read More

‘Traingate’: When is it appropriate to disclose CCTV images to a third party?

As 'traingate' rumbles on, Brian Pender of the Security Institute considers the circumstances in which it is legally acceptable to release CCTV images. Read More

Did Virgin Trains breach data protection laws by releasing CCTV footage of Jeremy Corbyn?

IFSEC Global put the question to a CCTV control room operator and a senior professional in corporate security. Read More

How Wearable Tech is Creating Legal Headaches for Regulators and Employers

Will Richmond-Coggan of Pitmans LLP explores the myriad legal issues arising from the use of Google glasses and similar tech in the workplace and society in general. Read More

McAfee reveals techniques used in high-profile data breaches

Underground Market Supports Point-of-Sale Cybercrime from Coding to Monetization; Digitally Signed Malware Triples in 2013 through Content Distribution Networks Read More

Use of biometric authentication on mobile devices to grow

Proliferation of devices in the workplace will require trade-offs between security and usability, says Gartner Read More



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