Tag: data protection

News and information from the Advent IM team.

The iceberg that is camera surveillance and data privacy

From Head of Client Development, Derek Willins A recent complaint filed with the ICO by Big Brother Watch (BBW) reminded me of the iceberg that is camera surveillance and data privacy. The accused is Southern Coop. The charge is that they are using “biometric cameras” (Live Facial Recognition technology or LFR), and they are “infringing […]

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Convenience store spy cameras face legal challenge

The Southern Co-Op chain is facing a legal challenge to its use of facial recognition technology to cut crime. Big Brother Watch has complained to the Information Commissioner’s Office about biometric surveillance at its shops. The privacy campaign group says the system at the convenience stores breaches data protection and people may end up on […]

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UK data watchdog plots regulation that cuts shackles of the EU regime

The UK’s data protection watchdog has laid out its three-year strategy to safeguard the information rights and depart from the shackles of the EU’s GDPR framework. The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) plan to regulate areas including the privacy of children, discrimination within AI technology, the use of algorithms within the benefits system and predatory marketing […]

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Data protection basics and the top causes of data breach in Q3 2022

The basics still appear to be the biggest challenge to successful data protection. The Security Incident Reports from the ICO are always a useful indicator of the kind of failures organisations experience when it comes to losing, invalidating or revealing data they shouldn’t. When it comes to gauging the state of UK data protection and […]

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Ireland’s evasive response to a major security complaint filed against Google’s adtech the year the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into application is the target of a new lawsuit that accuses the Data Protection Commission (DPC) of years of inaction over what the complainants assert is “the largest data breach ever.” At […]

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