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  1. #Privacy: Irish Data Protection says multinationals can expect big fines

    IrelandIreland’s Data Protection Commission (DPC) has sent out a warning big tech firms may be facing massive fines following investigations made by the regulator. As reported in the Irish Independent, the DPC’s commissioner, Helen Dixon has described how a specialist legal team has been brought together to consult on the size of potential financial penalties […]

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  2. #Privacy: OneTrust raises $210m Series B funding

    OneTrust has announced today that it has raised an additional $210 million in Series B funding, bringing OneTrust’s valuation to $2.7 billion.  Following raising $200 million in Series A funding in July last year, the privacy, security and third-party risk platform company closed a $210 million Series B round led by Coatue and Insight Partners.  […]

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  3. #Privacy: ISS World struck by cyber-attack

    A cyber-attack against a leading provider of facility services, ISS World, has resulted in its websites being down since Monday.  ISS, which provides catering, cleaning, security and other services, became the target of a malware attack on February, 17.  As part of the company’s standard operating procedure and as a precautionary measure, ISS immediately disabled […]

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  4. #Privacy: Amazon, Alexa and the NHS – is our health data safe?

    data breachIn July 2019 NHS Digital, the body responsible for technology and data in the NHS in England, announced that it was making NHS information available for use with Alexa devices, Amazon’s voice-activated personal assistant. The aim was to ensure that anyone searching for medical information via Alexa would receive information developed and approved by the NHS. Amazon […]

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  5. #Privacy: Europe puts forward plans to create single data market

    A new strategy has been launched to promote the health of Europe’s data economy, in a way that reduces dependency on services and products created beyond European borders. The plan released by the European Commission foresees Europe as a pioneer in standards regarding data-powered technologies such as AI, facial recognition and other developments that harness […]

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