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Data Sharing

 European Data Protection Board has accepted the final version of Guidelines on the use of facial recognition technology   The European Data Protection Board has accepted the final version of Guidelines on when and how facial technology can be used in law enforcement.   The Guidelines emphasize that facial...

Data protection breaches in healthcare      Hospitals, healthcare providers, and health services have been inundated with security breaches, data leakages, and hacks.  Inadequate data protection practices, despite the highly sensitive personal information that hospitals store, have led to a significant number of breaches. Many hospitals have also...

Growing concerns surrounding the extensive information collected by menstruation-tracking apps     In recent years there has been growing discourse surrounding menstruation-tracking apps and the personal data that these apps collect from users. Privacy campaigners have highlighted how data such as current medication, birth control use, and sexual...

ChatGPT causes increasing data privacy concerns   ChatGPT, short for Generative Pre-Trained Transformer, surpassed one million users in less than a week from its introduction and 100 million users within its first 2 months. Its ability to articulately answer questions, compose emails, write essays and code has...

African States strengthen their data protection laws   According to the advocacy organisation ‘Internet Society’, more than 17 African countries have implemented extensive data protection legislations. The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development reported that 33 countries have some form of data protection legislation in place.   The...

The future of EU-US data transfers and its impact on MarTech   Joe Biden’s Executive Order aims to make room for the EU-US Data Privacy Framework (Privacy Shield 2.0) by addressing two primary concerns in the Schrems II court case (which famously ruined the Privacy Shield program that many...

We bring you a round up of articles and updates sourced from national data commissioners and leading privacy organisations.   News this week:   EDPB - Has reported on several fines for varying Data related reasons around Europe this month Read more   ICO -  Discuss pseudonymisation which comes after the recent...

Following a complaint by NYOB in 2021, EDPS sanctioned the European Parliament finding them to have broken EU law regarding cookie consent and data transfers. This was mainly regarding an internal coronavirus testing website. referring to illegal EU-US data transfers as they were ultimately unable...