What Can We Learn from the PSNI Data Breach?

In a recent data breach, the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) fell victim to human error in a Freedom of Information (FOI) response that demonstrated the importance of ensuring that data protection and freedom of information are well integrated. Over 100 countries have implemented FOI laws, which allow individuals to request access to data […]

Biometric Data in the workplace – French Authority to address the GDPR regime


Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (GDPR or Regulation) is a complex and lengthy piece of legislation, which impacted all functions of organisations in the public and private sector like a bull in a china shop. Data Protection compliance specialists have spent the past two years redrafting, privacy policies, records of processing, and personal data breach processes among […]

Lessons on consent: the use of data analytics in political campaigns

Consent in use of personal data

The ICO report on the investigation into the use of data analytics in political campaigns  In July 2018, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) published a progress report on its ongoing investigation into the use of people’s personal data to influence political opinion. This forms part of a larger parliamentary inquiry into the proliferation of fake […]