It may seem obvious to consider information security alongside data privacy but what exactly does the new, forthcoming, General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) stipulate?
The countdown is well underway and May 2018 looms large when GDPR will replace the current Data Protection Act.
For those businesses looking responsibly at how they will meet the requirements of the new European regulations, being adopted by the UK regardless of Brexit, Subject Access Requests (SAR’s) will doubtless form part of their considerations.
The scene has been set as the next major framework in EU privacy regulations was formally proposed and published* on 10th January 2017 by the European Commission in Brussels.
The new Privacy and Electronic Communications (e-Privacy) Regulation, if implemented, would update current rules on the confidentiality of electronic communications. It aims to bring over-the-top service providers (“OTT”) within scope of the EU’s e-Privacy laws for the first time.
2016 will be remembered by many for some of the alarming cyber events that took place.
There were the allegations that the Russians may have influenced the US presidential campaigns through email interference.
Yahoo announced 500 million user accounts were stolen in 2013, endangering the terms of their acquisition negotiations with Verizon.
Outages of nearly 11 hours disrupted over 1 billion users worldwide in one of the largest cyber attacks in internet history. A DDoS attack on US DNS provider, Dyn, affected major sites including eBay, Twitter, Reddit, Spotify, and Amazon.