Unauthorised Viewing of Medical Records Constitutes a Data Breach

The UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) recently issued a statement pertaining to a question raised regarding viewing medical records without the consent of the person to whom the records belong. The ICO’s statement does not explicitly provide details about the origins of this query, however, certain news reports do indicate it to be connected to […]

The American Privacy Rights Act – Consolidating the US Privacy Patchwork 

US lawmakers unveiled a bipartisan US federal data protection law proposal on April 7, 2024, in what would be the most wide-reaching privacy law since the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The American Privacy Rights Act of 2024 (APRA), circulated by US Senator Maria Cantwell and US Representative Cathy McMorris, has been introduced to […]

EU Parliament passes AI Act

Over the last few months, European and multi-national organisations have been waiting for the outcome of the vote on the world’s first comprehensive piece of AI legislation. While an early version of the EU’s AI Act was largely agreed in 2022, recent innovations, including Generative AI like Chat-GPT, called the efficacy of some of the […]

European Data Protection Board’s (EDPB) Coordinated Enforcement Action: Role and Responsibilities of Data Protection Officers (DPOs)

On 16th January 2024, the EDPB released a report based on the second coordinated enforcement action (CEF 2023), focusing on the designation and position of DPOs. This report follows a coordinated enforcement action involving 25 European Economic Area (EEA) supervisory authorities (SAs) under the EDPB’s CEF. This article delves into the recent report discussing the […]

ICO Issues Draft Guidance on Employment Records and the Recruitment and Selection Process

On 12 December 2023, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) released two draft guidance documents regarding employment practices and data protection, in order to help organisations identify their data protection obligations under the UK data protection legislation. The first guidance provides practical advice to employers on keeping employment records. The second guidance assists employers with compliance […]

Towards Ethical Data Sharing Solutions for Resilient Healthcare Systems

Many people familiar with the world of tech have heard the phrase “data is the new oil.” It’s easy to dismiss the saying as a celebration of techno-capitalism’s most promising (and least ethical) revenue stream, but the analogy extends beyond profit. Both have the potential to power society. Data is often locked away—in organisational siloes, […]

Trilateral Insights – January 2024

Get the latest insights from Trilateral in our new monthly article, featuring the latest developments from across our innovation and research teams. Insights | Climate, Environment and Energy Wildfire risk management – collaborations for a more resilient future As climate change heats up, so does wildfire risk across Europe. There are many projects and organisations […]