Two weeks ago, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) launched a new awareness-raising campaign about the impending European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The privacy regulator was facing an uphill struggle, with government figures suggesting just 38% of businesses have even heard of the sweeping new regulation. And then the Facebook/Cambridge Analytica news broke.
Information commissioner Elizabeth Denham may well be quietly thanking the social network. Few stories demonstrate so effectively why the GDPR was created, what can happen if firms ignore it, and why privacy should be at the heart of everything businesses do today. Continue reading