February 2016 Archive

Reputational risk from DP non-compliance, ICO warns

The ICO warned recently that companies that fail to keep personal data safe risk long-lasting reputational damage that can impact on the future success of the business, according to the Information CommissionerCompanies that fail to keep personal data safe risk long-lasting reputational damage that can impact on the future success of the business.

2015 and the driverless car - "that was the year that was"

It has long been estimated that over 90 per cent of motor accidents are actually caused by driver error. If this can be reduced, then this can only benefit both the industry and insurers (and society in general via more reliable robotic procedures, increasingly efficient traffic flows, and economical driving which would benefit the environment). However, human/machine interaction is the key – will we all be happy to give up control to a machine, and how does this sit with the traditional approach of the vehicle manufacturer?

Information governance update

The Senate Judiciary Committee has passed the Judicial Redress Act, giving EU citizens the right to sue in the US in relation to specified privacy issues. The Act includes an modification which provides for two preconditions on the extension of US court legal redress to non-US citizens.
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