As we apparently talk to each other less and less, the devices around us are becoming increasingly loquacious. Vast quantities of data can be extrapolated from the growing number of connected devices in our world and can then be combined in an astonishing number of ways. We look at the direction of travel and the struggle of the law to keep up in a way which maximises opportunity and minimises risk in connected data.
Cyber attacks are escalating and managing cyber security is increasingly seen as a critical priority for organisations. Attacks can jeopardise the integrity and availability of networked IT systems and compromise the confidentiality of the data held within them causing both financial loss and reputational damage. We take a look at the prevailing guidance on the cyber safe essential measures and considers some different regulatory and industry approaches to managing cybersecurity risks.
As 2014 draws to a close, yet again, we seem likely to be ending the year without a new EC data protection Regulation. That's not to say there hasn't been plenty going on in the data protection and privacy arena. In our last batch of content this year, we take a look at some of the major developments in 2014 and consider what lies ahead. Will 2015 be the year of the Regulation?