Tyler Woollard
Tyler Woollard

Compliance Consultant

Risk & Compliance

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  • New detailed subject access request guidance published by ICO
    on October 21, 2020 at 12:00 am

    The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has published detailed guidance on the right of access for organisations. The guidance aims to support organisations deal with subject access requests effectively and efficiently. The current content of the guidance has been informed by a public consultation, which called on the ICO to provide ‘additional content and examples… more support and clarification on some aspects of the law’ which were not clear enough.

  • EDPB adopts final Guidelines on Data Protection by Design & Default in plenary
    on October 21, 2020 at 12:00 am

    The European Data Protection Board (EDPB) has met for its 40th plenary session. During the session, the EDPB adopted a final version of the Guidelines on Data Protection by Design & Default. The guidelines focus on the obligation of Data Protection by Design and by Default (DPbDD) as set forth in Article 25 of Regulation (EU) 2016/679, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and contain guidance on how to effectively implement the data protection principles in Article 5 of the GDPR, integrating comments and feedback received during the public consultation.

  • Risk & Compliance forecast as at 20 October 2020
    on October 21, 2020 at 12:00 am

    Our new Risk & Compliance forecast (as at 20 October 2020) is now live. This month, we report on issues including (1) regulation of legal services; (2) data protection; and (3) crime prevention. You can rest assured we’re tracking forthcoming regulatory changes so you can plan ahead.

  • Russian GRU conducts cyber reconnaissance against Tokyo Olympic Games
    on October 20, 2020 at 12:00 am

    The government has revealed that Russia’s military intelligence service, the GRU, conducted cyber reconnaissance against both officials and organisations related to the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games, which were due to take place in Tokyo, Japan in Summer 2020 before they were postponed as a result of the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.  The government also notes that this is not the first time, the GRU cyber unit disguising itself as North Korean and Chinese hackers when it targeted the opening ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games based in the Republic of Korea.

  • ENISA publishes annual Threat Landscape 2020 report amid coronavirus (COVID-19)
    on October 20, 2020 at 12:00 am

    The European Union Agency for Cybersecurity (ENISA), with support from Member States, the European Commission and the CTI Stakeholders Group, has published its 8th annual ENISA Threat Landscape (ETL) 2020 report amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The report outlines and assesses the top cyber threats between January 2019 and April 2020 and highlights the major change from the 2018 threat landscape following the transformation of the digital environment due to coronavirus. Cyber criminals have adapted to take advantage of the pandemic by enhancing their capabilities and targeting groups more effectively. The ETL report highlights several aspects and trends regarding the threat landscape, including but not limited to, a new norm during and following the pandemic that will be dependent on reliable cyberspace, an increase in the number of fraudulent online shopping websites, increased efficiency in the use of social media platforms in targeted attacks, an increase of cyberbullying and sextortion incidents, as well as a growing number of phishing victims.

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