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Due to their manoeuvrability, varying designs and sizes, as well as the vast array of hardware and software capabilities they could be equipped with, drones have found widespread applications in fields spanning cinematography, insurance valuations, construction project planning, real estate sales and infrastructure inspections among...

For companies and individuals that work in the area of data privacy, it is fair to say that 2018 was the year of privacy. In May, Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (General Data Protection Regulation – GDPR), the world's most stringent privacy law, came into effect. The...

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,...

In this blog, we share insights into the technical areas we often analyse for our clients in the private and public sector for the GDPR implementation, such as: Assessment of data flow, transfer, and sharing Assessment of data storage, retention, and deletion Assessment of access...

The future of drone use is changing. As GDPR enters into force, drone pilots and operators will have to rethink the way they operate. As part of the DroneRules PRO, we are creating a privacy and data protection culture within the European drone industry and will...

One of the key elements to consider when assessing whether your organisation needs to appoint a Data Protection Officer (DPO), is to determine whether it will be regarded as a public authority under the General Data Protection Regulation’s (GDPR) Regime. It is of key importance that...

It is advisable that all organisations, regardless of size and geographic location, duly assess whether they need to appoint a Data Protection Officer (DPO). In our previous article we illustrated what the DPO role is; here, we provide you with six practical examples (names and...