Anyone who has looked at an information security standard is likely to be familiar with the idea of an Information Asset Register. These cover the What and Where of information that an organisation relies on: what information do we hold, and where is it kept.
Many of the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) point to an extension of this idea: something more like an Information Lifecycle Register. This would add
According to Parliament's website, "outstanding issues on the [Investigatory Powers] Bill were resolved on 16th November". The Bill now passes to its final formal stage, Royal Assent, after which it will be the Investigatory Powers Act.
On the recent trial run of our new course on Filtering and Monitoring we invited students to discuss the Home Office requirement to "consider the use of filters as part of their overall strategy to prevent people being drawn into terrorism".
I'll be talking about legal issues of Learning Analytics and the General Data Protection Regulation
Organisations connecting to Janet are required to implement three policies: the Eligibility Policy determines who may be given access to the network; the Security Policy sets out responsibilities for protecting the security of the network and its users; the Acceptable Use Policy identifies a small number of act
I'll be talking on Tuesday about how the General Data Protection Regulation will create some more reasons for organisations to practise good information security.
The Board of European Regulators of Electronic Communications (BEREC) have now released the final version of their net neutrality guidelines, following a public consultation that received nearly half a million responses. These seem to have resulted in clarifications of the draft version, rather than any significant change of policy.
The latest announcement from the Article 29 Working Party on the US-EU Privacy Shield also suggests that there shouldn't be any short-term surprises for those using the other justifications for exporting personal data to the USA.