Key lessons from digital failures

Organisations need to learn key lessons from digital failures, according to a report by the National Audit Office (NAO).

The body analysed 25 years of government initiatives in digital transformation. But instead of finding gradual improvements in how Read more

Data sharing code of practice before UK Parliament

A data sharing code of practice has been placed before the House of Commons in the UK that provides guidance on how organisations should manage the information they collect and use.

“The code contains practical guidance on how to Read more

New guidance on European data transfers

Companies transferring data outside of the European Union received new guidance on safely doing so from the European Data Protection Board this month. This follows a move by the Court of Justice of the European Union to scrap the Read more

Explaining decisions made by Artificial Intelligence

With the proliferation of artificial intelligence (AI) systems in organisations, machine or assisted decision-making is becoming prevalent. Recent guidance from the Information Commissioners’ Office is designed to help organisations explain to the users of such programs and services how Read more

Executives in cyberattack firing line

Members of the so-called C-suite – executives such as chief risk officer, chief finance officer, and so on – were twelve times more likely to be the target of social cyberattack incidents over the last twelve months, according to Read more

Lessons to learn on data for political parties

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has issued formal warnings to major political parties across the UK after it found risks in relation to the way they obtain and process personal data and meet data protection requirements.

Many of the Read more

Morrisons data breach threatens vicarious liability

In October, the Court of Appeal found Morrisons Supermarkets vicariously liable for a data breach caused by the actions of a disgruntled employee. It is the first successful UK class action of its kind and, if it continues to Read more

Are data regulations an opportunity?

Most risk managers at the IRM’s Big Debate event in London this July had started their GDPR projects. But from a show of hands, few considered the General Data Protection Regulation an opportunity to improve risk management processes.

Julia Read more