The implementation of the Digital Service Act (DSA) will usher in a new era of accountability for online platforms, aiming to ensure correct measures are in place to combat online risk. With the development of digital technologies, does come an element of risk for online users. Over the years, the European Commission has already made […]
The NIS 2.0 directive and its impact on digital services
With an increase in cyber attacks across Europe, the EU commission has set in motion the NIS 2.0 directive, providing legal measures to boost the overall level of cyber security in the EU. This was put forward following an agreement between the European Parliament and the member states regarding the commission’s proposal in December 2020. The original […]
What are the 7 key GDPR principles?
The term ‘personal data’ as per GDPR is any information relating to an identified or identifiable individual. Personal data can be identified through the exposure of special category data, such as ethnicity, political opinion, religious views, health trade union membership, and biometric data. To protect the rights of an individual when processing personal data, businesses […]
Could the new National Cyber Strategy impact agencies?
The new National Cyber Strategy is a plan to ensure that the UK remains confident, capable and resilient in this fast-moving digital world, says Gov.uk. In the past year alone, 1,400 UK businesses were able to combine £8.9b through the accumulation and security of data. With such growth, however, also comes an element of uncertainty. […]
How to protect your business from Cyber Warfare
Russia has demonstrated its ability to engage in direct cyber-attacks against governments in the past. In 2015, Russian hackers breached the Ukrainian power grid, resulting in nationwide outages. In 2017, hacking and installation of malware on Ukraine’s accounting software resulted in widespread interference, causing global disruption to the economic sector. On the 14th of February, […]
What are the four stages of an adequacy decision drafting process?
Following from last week, this post will look further into the updated cross-border data-sharing agreement between Europe and the US. We’re going to take a look at the EU’s authority to legalise this agreement, and the process behind establishing it. The EU Commission and the adequacy decision The EU Commission is the lead authority that […]