UBER: A master-class in how not to handle a serious data security breach

According to the Cambridge Dictionary, ‘uber’ means “extreme”. In the case of Uber, the ride-sharing company, it seems to mean being extremely good at failing to take data protection seriously. On 22 November 2017 it emerged that, in 2016, Uber suffered a data security breach…

Employee Data: processing operations involving international transfers of information

This piece is about processing employee data, for any reason.  It is based on a report on data processing at work by the Article 29 Working Party (‘WP29’), an independent European advisory body on data protection and privacy. To be clear, ‘processing’ in this context includes…

Data protection in the workplace: Mobile device management (MDM)

This week’s article looks at mobile device management (MDM), specifically in relation to employees. It is the next in our series of articles based on a report on data processing at work by the Article 29 Working Party (‘WP29’), an independent European advisory body on data…

EQUIFAX: A warning to all businesses

An emerging crises at Equifax On 8 September, Equifax, an American credit rating firm, disclosed that ‘about’ 143million of its US customers “may have had” their personal information compromised in a security breach after hackers accessed personal data such as social security numbers, birth dates, addresses…

Data protection in the workplace: Monitoring of home and remote working

This is the next in our series based on a report on data processing at work by the Article 29 Working Party (‘WP29’), an independent European advisory body on data protection and privacy. It has become commonplace for employers to offer employees the option to work…

Data protection in the workplace: monitoring IT usage at work

This is the next in our series of articles based on a report on data processing at work by the Article 29 Working Party (‘WP29’), an independent European advisory body on data protection and privacy. Traditionally, the monitoring of electronic communications in the workplace, (e.g., phone,…