The GoDaddy data breach

GoDaddy is an American domain registrar and web creating and hosting company. As reported at the beginning of 2021, the number of customers of the company was 20.6 million, and has likely increased since as statistics show. As part of its services, GoDaddy offers domain names suited to the requirements of a new company, hosts […]

Unleashing the Power of AI: Explainability and Transparency are the Keys to Promote Ethics, Trust and Inclusion in Digital Policing

Since Artificial Intelligence is inherently neither good nor bad, it can be used in improper ways—even unintentionally—causing significant harm and infringing on fundamental rights, but it also holds great promise to promote individual wellbeing and solve societal problems. The development and use of AI require ethical values to ensure that AI tools are developed and […]

The Interplay of Explicit and Tacit Knowledge with Automated Systems for Safeguarding Children

The UK’s Digital Policing Strategy prioritises “the power of digital technologies and behaviours to identify the risk of harm and protect the vulnerable in the physical and digital world”. In support of this priority, Trilateral Research is collaborating with Lincolnshire Police to co-design and develop CESIUM, a data analytics and AI platform for safeguarding children who […]

The importance of an appropriate GDPR-focused Risk Assessment: Why Policies and Procedures are nothing without a clear program providing oversight and testing

A registered charity in Ireland, that focuses on domestic violence, including the management and delivery of the Choices Programme (a group work intervention programme for participants to discuss with a facilitator their behaviour and attitudes in relation to domestic violence), has been fined €1,500 by the DPC . The fine has been issued as a […]

Data Protection Compliance 2022 Priorities – International Data Transfers

For organisations in the process of deciding data protection compliance priorities for 2022, a particular focus should be on the need to ensure that adequate safeguards are in place when personal data is being transferred to third countries (e.g., from the EU to the US). This may include implementing supplemental measures, in addition to Article […]

How to Mitigate Data Breaches resulting from Human Error

The most recent European Data Protection Board (EDPB) Guidelines aim at helping data controllers decide how to handle data breaches and what factors to consider during risk assessment. The EDPB guidelines have been updated post public consultation and thus adopt a case study based approach, so they appear as a practical tool to be considered […]

EDPB Launches Coordinated Enforcement Actions on the use of Cloud Services by European Institutions and National Public Authorities

The adoption of cloud services by public authorities has doubled in the past six years and has further accelerated during the pandemic. In response to this, the European Data Protection Board (EDPB) announced the kick-off its first coordinated enforcement action. The EDPB initially foreshadowed this coordinated action in its decision to establish a Coordinated Enforcement […]

Do We Really Need Another Recommendation for Ethical AI?

On Why the UNESCO Recommendation Adds Value to a Crowded Field of Guidance Documents. Most of us don’t spend a single day without using an artificially intelligent (AI) technology or AI-enhanced device. AI appears in our phones, music and TV streaming platforms, smart homes, classrooms, and offices. It powers financial services, creates personalized advertisements, predicts […]