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The Data Protection Supervisory Authorities (DPAs) of 22 Member States of the European Union (EU), recently submitted draft lists to the European Data Protection Board (EDPB). These lists identified data processing activities likely to result in a high risk to the rights and freedoms of...

In their November 2018 plenary meeting, the European Data Protection Board (EDPB) adopted a set of guidelines on the territorial scope of application of Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (General Data Protection Regulation – GDPR). Article 3 GDPR, which regulates the matter, surprised subject matters experts for its potential reach,...

We are delighted to announce that Trilateral Research has been designated to serve as the Data Protection Officer for the Wise Group, a leading social enterprise, which transforms people’s lives across Scotland and North East England. As DPO, Trilateral will assist the Wise Group on creating...

We are pleased to announce that Trilateral Research has been designated to serve as the Data Protection Officer for the Housing Agency in Ireland. Trilateral Research DPO service grows out of our pioneering work in safeguarding privacy and the protection of personal data within the public...

What is data protection by design exactly? The basic idea is that consideration of the impact of any processing activities when developing a new product, technology or service should be taken into account and from the onset and through the lifecycle of the product. Security...

Whereas much attention has been paid to the radical changes brought by Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (General Data Protection Regulation – GDPR) and its aim to enhance and uniform the data protection legislation across Member States, very few words have been spent on national derogations and...

Anonymisation and data-erasure requests: a perfect solution or a dangerous false friend? With the GDPR now fully applicable, data subjects are entitled to exercise a number of new rights over their personal data undergoing processing by organisations. They are able to demand that – in certain...

Following the latest advancements in the digital economy, technology and science, it has become clear that personal data is the new oil. Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (GDPR) is the response to technological challenges. It aims to empower data subjects and ensure uniformity among Member States. This...

The ICO report on the investigation into the use of data analytics in political campaigns  In July, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) published a progress report on its ongoing investigation into the use of people’s personal data to influence political opinion. This forms part of a...

We are pleased to announce that Trilateral Research has been recently appointed as the Data Protection Officer (DPO) for the University of Cambridge Group, which includes the University of Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, and Cambridge Assessment. ‘We have engaged Trilateral Research as part of our drive...

Over the past few months, a considerable amount of news addressed the questionable practices adopted by some organisations to allegedly comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Some of these practices also led regulatory authorities to issue fines to ensure that a simple and...

A recent news story from BBC news has highlighted the importance of ensuring all organisations have a full-scale data security policy. When many organisations think of data security, they think of cyber-security and preventing malicious attacks. However, ensuring your policy includes provisions for physical security...

The Information Commissioner’s Office (“ICO”) has recently published its annual report for the 2017-2018 period, outlining the work it has undertaken over the past year (1 April 2017-31 March 2018). The report includes some interesting facts and figures relevant to organisations, especially public sector organisations,...