Generative AI: Capabilities, Risks and Safeguards

Generative AI Capabilities Risks and Safeguards

Rapid advances in Generative AI (GenAI), which creates text, images, and media – drawing on the patterns and structure of input data to generate new data with similar characteristics – has seen its use grow over the past few years. Predictably, we are also witnessing how technological development is outpacing regulatory developments, exposing organisations to […]

The ICO’s Guidance on Workers Monitoring: Key Hints for Companies

On October 3, 2023, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) adopted a guidance to assist employers in adhering to data protection laws while monitoring workers. The guidance applies to any form of monitoring (both systematic and occasional) of people who carry out work on behalf of an organisation, regardless of the nature of the contract between […]

Navigating Data Scraping Challenges: Protecting User Privacy in the Digital Age

On August 24, 2023, 12 data protection authorities members of the Global Privacy Alliance’s International Enforcement Cooperation Working Group, including the Information Commissioner’s Office, adopted a joint statement concerning data scraping. The joint statement primarily addresses the privacy risks associated with data scraping and also offers an overview of measures that organizations and individuals can […]

An Introduction to the ICO’s Guidance on Privacy-Enhancing Technologies

In June 2023, the UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) published its guidance on enterprise privacy-enhancing technologies (PETs). Alongside it, the regulator has issued a call for organisations to adopt PETs within the next five years. Leaders will want to understand these technical, privacy-preserving solutions to capture the benefits of data collection, sharing and analysis in […]

How to keep COVID-19 temperature checks privacy compliant

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In order to protect staff, customers and visitors from exposure to COVID-19, many businesses and organisations are installing temperature checking systems to monitor individuals when on-site. It is important, however, to ensure that business owners fulfil their (new) public health management assistance in a manner which respects privacy, data protection and personal sensitivities. Maintaining a […]