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It has been a busy week! Facebook has been trying to outsmart Apple in their privacy battle, home working increases cyber-security risks as well as data privacy risks, Council of Europe has issued new guidelines calling for ban on facial recognition applications and more. In case you missed the Seers privacy webinar on “Data Breach Management Strategies”, then you can view a video recording here.

Here are the top stories from the privacy world this week.

Top‌ ‌Stories‌ ‌and Updates

Facebook trying to outsmart Apple in their privacy battle

Facebook is trying to outflank Apple in a privacy battle that’s been raging for six months.
Facebook recently announced that it would be sending a pop-up notification to iOS users, asking for permission to track their activity so they can be targeted with ads.

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Home working increases cyber-security fears

Cyber-attacks have doubled last year, and companies face different attacks each week. Large enterprises are bombarded from every direction and are very vulnerable to such attacks since they store, process and manage vast amounts of data.

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Council of Europe’s new guidelines call for ban on facial recognition applications

The Council of Europe’s new guidelines call for a ban on some applications of facial recognition, and stringent privacy safeguards when the technology is deployed. Some applications of facial recognition that can lead to discrimination should be banned altogether, according to Europe’s human rights watchdog, following months of deliberation on how to best regulate the technology.

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What is a DPIA and who needs it?

A Data Protection Impact Assessment (DPIA) must be carried out whenever you start a new project, and it contains “a high risk” to people’s personal information. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) carries a plethora of rules that businesses must follow for the protection of personal data they collect on their clients.

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Why data security awareness is important to ensuring good sales performance?

Data security is increasingly becoming a key concern for most organizations that operate in the digital age. Companies that operate in the same industry usually compete for the same clients. This has raised concerns about information security issues as many players try to gain details about how their rivals operate to gain a competitive advantage. As a result, cases of data breaches are common, and they can affect the company’s sales in many ways. Read on to learn why data security awareness is important to ensure good sales performance.

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Privacy Webinar on Data Breach Management Strategies


In case you missed the Seers Privacy Webinar on “Data Breach Management Strategies” last week, then you can view a video recording here

Public Notice: Important information on Post-Brexit data protection

While data flows continue even after the transition period has ended, there are serious privacy considerations that can still impact your business and its compliance with the GDPR, ePrivacy and the Data Protection Act 2018. Ensure compliance by hiring an EU/ UK Representative to allow your business operations to run smoothly. On top of being a legal requirement, it can help you in navigating your data strategy under the current guidance and directives.

Data transfers and online advertising technologies post-Schrems II

The privacy ecosystem has changed following the Court of Justice of the European Union’s (‘CJEU’) decision on the Schrems II Case. The legitimacy of international data transfer flows has changed, directly impacting the regulation of the different technologies and vendors in the online advertising field. Hire a Privacy Expert to handle the emerging data protection needs and the updated data flows.

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Privacy Updates This Week
Privacy Updates This Week