This month, GDH focuses on international developments in data protection and cyber security in countries including China, Brazil and India, as well as the recent controversial developments in Russia with the introduction of a new law which will require the personal data of Russian citizens to be processed in databases located in the Russian Federation.
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.