A company which helps advertisers better manage their campaigns using data has seen revenue and profits rise dramatically – and it says that some of this was down to GDPR.

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Apple has responded to a letter from Congress asking it to detail its data security and privacy issues, saying that it is radically different from other tech firms.

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A data breach at a third-party supplier to the NHS has exposed data pertaining to thousands of healthcare care workers. The NHS did, however, limit potential damage by pro-actively getting staff to change passwords on a regular basis.

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The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has recently released its annual report for 2017 – 2018.  This provides a fascinating insight into the ICO’s priorities and some early clues as to its likely approach to GDPR enforcement.

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Due to the wide reaching nature of the public sector there is a natural requirement for services and enterprises to hold large amounts of data for a sustained period of time. Much of the data collected in the public sector falls into the category of sensitive data, which often carries a different set of even more stringent regulatory rules and restrictions.

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The Dutch Data Protection Authority – Autoriteit Persoonsgegevens (AP) has begun a compliance regulation verification programme among randomly selected large companies.

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No less than 98% of leading apps do not comply with GDPR, finds a study from Crownpeak.

The study also found that 79% of the top 50 Android apps and top 50 Apple apps offer no consent solution at all.

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TrustArc and The International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), the world’s largest global information privacy community, have recently announced at the 2018 IAPP Asia Privacy Forum the results of new research that examined how privacy technology is bought and deployed to address privacy and data protection challenges. 

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The Finance Conduct Authority – FCA – the part of the Bank of England responsible for regulating financial services, spent £1.8 million preparing for regulation that it is not responsible for overseeing – GDPR, and is on course for spending much more.

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Věra Jourová, The EU Commissioner for Justice, has written to the US Commerce Secretary, warning that the US has three months to comply with EU’s demands concerning the sharing of private data ascertaining to EU citizens.

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