Beyond the tick box: What to consider before agreeing to a privacy policy

The trade-off between using a free service and giving up our personal data becomes much less palatable when we think about the wider ramifications of the collection and use of our personal data. The doorbell rings, you answer, and a representative of a large company is on the doorstep offering to allow you to use … More Beyond the tick box: What to consider before agreeing to a privacy policy

What to do if you receive a data breach notice

Receiving a breach notification doesn’t mean you’re doomed – here’s what you should consider doing in the hours and days after learning that your personal data has been exposed. Data breaches occur when an unauthorized third-party accesses an organization’s private information. Often, they involve theft of customers’ and/or employees’ personal data. There are strict rules … More What to do if you receive a data breach notice

Google scores big win as court blocks iPhone tracking lawsuit

The tech giant wins an appeal against a claim that it unlawfully collected personal data of millions of iPhone users. Google has just scored a major court win after the United Kingdom’s Supreme Court has thrown out a mass action lawsuit where the company could have ended up paying billions in compensation to millions of … More Google scores big win as court blocks iPhone tracking lawsuit

Employee offboarding: Why companies must close a crucial gap in their security strategy

There are various ways a departing employee could put your organization at risk of a data breach. How do you offboard employees the right way and ensure your data remains safe? The COVID-19 pandemic has created the perfect conditions for insider risk. Financial crises have in the past led to a spike in fraud and nefarious activity, and … More Employee offboarding: Why companies must close a crucial gap in their security strategy

Vaccine passports: Is your personal data in safe hands?

Vaccination passports may facilitate the return to normalcy, but there are also concerns about what kinds of personal data they collect and how well they protect it. Here’s what you should know. Technology has been front and center throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, but not without presenting a few issues and challenges. Proof of vaccination and … More Vaccine passports: Is your personal data in safe hands?