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 […]

EDPS Opinion on Information Security Proposal

The Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the information security in the institutions, bodies, offices and agencies of the Union (EUIs)[1] suggest developing a set of standards and rules regarding information security that EUIs will need to adhere to. These aim to firstly, facilitate the interoperability of information classification […]

How do leaders foster innovation?

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When thinking of ways to change what we do, knowing exactly what we are aiming for is key.  Your purpose needs to be clear, so that your team is motivated to make improvements towards that business goal, rather than simply streamlining what they already do. “If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it […]

Housing support for victims of trafficking in Ireland remains a chronic issue

Ireland provides support for victims of human trafficking through the National Referral Mechanism (NRM). Through this framework, individuals have access to a variety of necessary supports such as accommodation, legal aid and medical services. The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (IHREC) and Migrant Rights Centre Ireland (MRCI) have called for crucial reforms to be […]

ENISA Report on Deploying Pseudonymisation Techniques in the Health Sector

ENISA Report on Deploying Pseudonymisation Techniques

On 24 March 2022, the European Union Agency for Cybersecurity (‘ENISA’) published a report on deploying pseudonymisation techniques in the health sector. Building on previous ENISA guidance in this area, the report explores, through the illustration of simple use cases, how such techniques can improve the protection of health data.  The digitisation of medical data […]

EU-US Data Transfers – The Inception of Privacy Shield 2.0

Transatlantic Data Privacy

On 6 April 2022, the European Data Protection Board (EDPB) released a statement adopting the announcement dated 25 March 2022 regarding an European Union (E.U.) – United States (U.S.) Transatlantic Agreement for facilitating data transfers. In its statement, the EDPB highlights the “unprecedented” measures that the U.S. intends on implementing to ensure adequate protection of […]

Flying Emergency Class – The transport challenges of Search and Rescue drones

New technological advancements tend to be a powerful driver in establishing new or incrementally redefining traditional industries and fields. An interesting example of the latter is the fusion of conventional means and new technology in the field of Search and Rescue (SaR). Intrigued by this seamless interplay between first responders and new tech, Trilateral Research […]

Celebrating Earth Day

Earth Day is a yearly reminder about environmental and climate change challenges. It is a day to raise awareness amongst all of us about the unique and diverse needs and risks faced by millions. It draws our attention back to the interconnected and interwoven nature of ecosystems, human activity, lived spaces, and well-being. It is […]

E-learning and the Ethics of Robot Bullying

robot-bullying

When considering Ethical Artificial Intelligence we want to hold machinery to account and to protect humans from the potential harmful impact of powerful machines.  How transparent are the decisions that machines make?  Can we identify the bias that comes from selective availability of data?  Or from existing bias in the situations they are trained from? […]