Is the CrowdStrike Outage a Personal Data Breach under GDPR?
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2d ago
Friday’s global IT outage, caused by the CrowdStrike software update, is likely to continue to have an impact on critical systems this week. NHS England says that health service IT systems are back online but has warned that there may still be disruption, particularly with GP services who may need time to rebook appointments. The question now for ..read more
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KSA DPO Appointment Rules Published
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2d ago
Saudi Arabia’s first ever data protection law becomes fully enforceable on 13th September 2024. The Personal Data Protection Law (PDPL) regulates the collection, handling, disclosure and use of personal data. Like many data protection laws around the world, including the UK GDPR, the PDPL contains a requirement for some Data Controllers to appoint a Data Protection Officer (DPO ..read more
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The King’s Speech: What now for AI regulation and Data Protection reform?
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5d ago
The new Labour Government’s legislative programme was outlined in the King’s Speech at the State Opening of Parliament yesterday. Here are the key Bills information governance professionals need to look out for. An AI Bill? Despite media reports, the King’s Speech did not include a bill to regulate artificial intelligence(AI). The King said that the government would “seek to establish the ..read more
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AI Bill to be included in King’s Speech
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1w ago
A bill to regulate Artificial Intelligence(AI) will be one of 35 bills to be included in the King’s Speech tomorrow according to the Financial Times. The Bill will seek to enhance the legal safeguards surrounding the most cutting-edge AI technologies, according to people briefed on the plans. The 2024 Labour election manifesto contained pledges to support the ..read more
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EU AI Act Published in the EU Official Journal
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1w ago
The EU AI Act was published in the Official Journal last Friday (July 12th 2024) firing the gun for the enforcement countdown. In summary, the Act sets out comprehensive rules for AI applications, including a risk-based system to address potential threats to health and safety, and human rights. The Act will ban certain AI applications that pose an ..read more
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FOI Enforcement Action Against the Police
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1w ago
Under section 10 of the the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOI) public authorities, have 20 working days to answer a request for information. Last week we wrote about a new report by openDemocracy, Transparency Under Threat: Monitoring FOI compliance in the UK, which claims that many authorities are consistently failing to comply with the statutory ..read more
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The Future of Information Governance
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by actnowtraining
2w ago
So now we have a Labour Government, what can we expect vis a vis information governance? Data Protection Before the snap election was announced, most information professionals were getting ready to implement the Data Protection and Digital Information Bill which was making its way through the House of Lords and was set to be passed in July ..read more
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New Report on FOI Compliance in the UK
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3w ago
The start of 2025 will be the 20th anniversary of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOI) coming into force. The Act was meant to herald a new era of openness, transparency and accountability by giving the public access to information held by public authorities. But a new report by openDemocracy, Transparency Under Threat: Monitoring FOI ..read more
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Stolen NHS Patient Data Published on Dark Web
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3w ago
NHS England has now confirmed its patient data, managed by blood test management organisation Synnovis, was stolen in a ransomware attack on 3rd June. According to the BBC some of that data has been published on the dark web by the hackers.  On 4th June 2024, the Independent reported that two major London hospital trusts had to ..read more
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GDPR Subject Access: OpenDemocracy Report
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1M ago
The Article 15 Right of Subject Access is a fundamental right under the UK GDPR. It allows data subjects to see what personal data is held about them, how it is being processed and precisely who it is being shared with. In 2023, Dame Alison Rose, the then CEO of NatWest, resigned after Nigel Farage made a subject access request ..read more
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