Ensuring that privacy is protected, and that data is used ethically is essential to public trust. A public service that can manage, safeguard and use data effectively is well equipped to harness opportunities to the benefit of Canadians. With that in mind, broad federal consultations informed the design of the 2023-2026 Data Strategy for the Federal Public Service, which was … [Read more...] about 2023-2026 Data Strategy for the Federal Public Service
Although 70% of respondents to a new Accenture survey of privacy risk executives in the banking, insurance, and capital markets in North America and Europe consider privacy to be a primary risk concern within their institutions, one-third of financial services companies lack clear plans to address privacy risks. … [Read more...] about Study: One-Third of Financial Services Companies Lack Clear Plans to Address Privacy Risks
The COVID-19 pandemic has shone a light on the growing importance of digital health technologies, both to enable remote medical care and to facilitate the health response by international, national and local authorities. At the same time, personal health data have been key for containment measures such as the EU digital COVID-19 certificate. The European Commission's proposal … [Read more...] about European health data space
Following similar decisions by Dutch and German authorities, Denmark’s data protection authority expressed "serious criticism" about the use of Google Workspace, and concluded that the processing of personal data of pupils does not meet the requirements of the GDPR and must, therefore, stop. Immediately. Read More … [Read more...] about Denmark bans Gmail and Co from schools due to privacy concerns.
The UK has introduced a new Data Protection and Digital Information Bill to make provision for the regulation of the processing of information relating to identified or identifiable living individuals; to make provision about services consisting of the use of information to ascertain and verify facts about individuals; to make provision about access to customer data and … [Read more...] about UK Introduces Data Protection and Digital Information Bill
India's recent intermediary liability guidelines contain a provision that will severely undermine or break end-to-end encryption, resulting in a loss of security, privacy and free speech for all. The new guidelines mandate that all end-to-end encrypted messaging services with over 5 million registered users enable the identification of the 'first originator' of information … [Read more...] about India breaking E2EE