Shining light on a hidden crime in Greater Manchester

The Honeycomb project, commissioned by Greater Manchester Combined Authority, focuses on using data to illuminate insights from facts and the hidden stories of human trafficking and modern slavery. Supported by the University of Manchester, Trilateral Research is leveraging its cloud-based platform, STRIAD, and our sociotech approach to enable the Greater Manchester Combined Authority to act […]

The financial argument, a complement to moral decision-making

Contemporary discussions on modern slavery tie in with ethical discourse and normative considerations. Modern slavery has been framed as a ‘moral issue’ (Guetierrez-Huerter, Gold & Trautrims, 2021, p. 12), its policy framework has been called ‘moralistic’ (Broad & Turnbull, 2019, p. 1). But however pivotal such moral dimensions are, a focus on ethics alone does not do justice to all facets of the crime, and sometimes does not offer enough persuasion to act. To improve our knowledge of modern slavery, its victims, and its prevalence, it is of great importance to get a grasp of its precise health, social and economic costs.

Expansion of the Data Protection Commission

On the 27th of July the Department of Justice announced that the Government had approved the expansion of the Data Protection Commission by two additional Commissioners. The Data Protection Commission (DPC) since its inception, has had only one Commissioner. The appointments will be made in accordance with Section 15 of the Data Protection Act, 2018 […]

Landmark CJEU judgment confirms broad interpretation of Special Category Data 

Earlier this month, a case referred by the Regional Administrative Court of Lithuania to the CJEU OT v Vyriausioji tarnybinės etikos komisija resulted in a landmark judgment that included a broad interpretation of what constitutes special category personal data, which should give pause for thought for all organisations processing personal data. This article explains the potential […]

Regulating Cybersecurity: The EDPS Opinion on the Proposal for a Regulating  Cybersecurity and the Creation of a High Common Standard for EUIs (European Union Institutions)

The Proposed European Commission Proposal for Cybersecurity Regulation lays down measures for a high common level of cybersecurity at the institutions, bodies, offices and agencies of the Union (EUIs). The Proposal constitutes one of the regulatory initiatives of the EU’s Cybersecurity Strategy for the Digital Decade from 16 December 2020. It will impact EUIs and […]

CNIL’s Decision on the Use of Google Analytics and Recommended Alternatives

After the Court of Justice of the European Union’s (CJEU) decision regarding Privacy Shield (Schrems II) the CNIL, on 10.02.2022, issued notices to a number of websites that used the Google Analytics audience measurement tool. In those notices, the CNIL stated that the use of Google Analytics inherently involves an element of data transfer to […]

ENISA’s Cybersecurity Certification

ENISA Cybersecurity Certification

On 2nd–3rd June, ENISA held the 2022 edition of its Cybersecurity Certification Conference. The conference focused on the future of certification and how certification schemes will be developed and implemented as part of the EU’s certification approach. The ENISA Cybersecurity Certification Conference provided insightful presentations and panel discussions from cybersecurity experts, service providers, Conformity Assessment […]

What the Public Sector Cyber Security Baseline Standards Mean for your Organisation

The cyber-attack on the Irish Health Service Executive (HSE) in 2021 brought cybersecurity into sharp focus, particularly for public service bodies (PSBs). If the likelihood of cyber incidents of this nature and impact seemed remote to many within the public sector prior to this attack, they were now fully aware of their vulnerability. The introduction […]

The EDPS Annual Conference 2022: Trilateral’s involvement and key take-aways

EDPS Conference

On 16 and 17 June, Trilateral Research was pleased to attend and present at the 2022 EDPS Conference on “Effective Enforcement in the Digital Age”. The conference was attended by leading academics, activists, practitioners, regulators and policy-makers, and featured several high-level keynote speeches by individuals like Max Schrems (NOYB), Wojciech Wiewiórowski (EDPS) and Shoshana Zuboff […]