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February 3, 2017  12:00 PM

GDPR – the essential compliance burden to keep the UK trading post-Brexit

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Compliance, Data privacy, Data protection, DPA, European Data Protection legislation, GDPR, regulation

If GDPR compliance is not near the top of IT leaders’ priorities for 2017, you have a problem.

April 7, 2016  5:36 PM

In the digital revolution, the Luddites are the ones in charge

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Analytics, Data protection, Luddites, privacy, Security

Between 1811 and 1813, English textile workers and weavers conducted a campaign of protests, sabotage and occasional rioting against the spread of new technology that threatened their livelihoods during the Industrial Revolution. At times they also tried to prevent lower-paid immigrants from...


February 5, 2016  10:53 AM

Privacy Shield is no solution for data protection – EU should put personal data in citizens’ hands

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Data protection, Database, Edward Snowden, European Commission, European Union, privacy, safe-harbour, snooping

Many US and European businesses no doubt breathed a sigh of relief when the European Commission announced it had agreed a basis for replacing the defunct Safe Harbour data...

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April 16, 2015  1:24 PM

The missing election manifesto promise – educating MPs on the UK’s digital opportunity

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
apprenticeships, Broadband, Conservatives, Data protection, GDS, innovation, Labour, privacy, Skills, tech startups

Who is going to be the big digital winner after the 2015 general election? Congratulations to anyone involved with smart ticketing on public transport - you're in for a good time....


February 13, 2015  1:08 PM

Why it’s time for the IT community to engage with politicians

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Data protection, economy, GDS, Government IT, politics

No blood was spilled, but listening to the three main political parties debate their digital policies together for the first time this week laid out the battleground for their likely general election technology manifestos.

Computer Weekly, with help from TechUK and the BCS, brought...


January 16, 2015  11:09 AM

Privacy vs surveillance debate is nuanced and needs more education, less tribalism

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Data protection, Encryption, Hacking, privacy, RIPA, Security, snooping

It doesn't feel that long ago that the information security community were bemoaning the lack of attention they received from the government, national press and wider public. No danger of that happening now, is there?

Data protection, privacy and surveillance are leading front pages and...


February 21, 2013  1:48 PM

EU cyber laws should target IT suppliers’ security negligence

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Apple, China, Cyber security, Data breach, Data protection, Ecommerce, government, Hacking, Internet, IT security, legislation, social media

Cyber security has made its ultimate mainstream breakthrough. This week, a relatively minor hack targeted at Apple not only made the BBC 10 O'clock News, but warranted a lengthy studio...


September 28, 2012  1:40 PM

Cloud is an economic opportunity for the UK – does the government know?

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Amazon, Cloud Computing, Data protection, dreamforce, European Commission, European Union, regulation, Salesforce.com

It has long been the case that governments and regulators struggle to keep up with the pace of change in technology. With the growth of cloud computing - the first genuinely globalised, commoditised, off-the-shelf IT service - that challenge threatens to become a serious problem for the European...


June 15, 2012  11:04 AM

IT professionals must counter fear and ignorance of technology

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Data protection, Internet access, IT security, Labour, privacy

We all know the good that technology can do, and the benefits it brings for the way we work, live and play. The future growth of the UK economy will be built on IT. Consumers are embracing technology in their everyday lives like never before.

Yet residual fear and ignorance is still...


May 6, 2011  10:58 AM

Prepare now – mandatory data breach disclosure is on its way

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Cyber security, Data breach, Data protection, Hackers, Information security, IT security, Security, Sony

We have Sony to thank for raising the bar of the world's biggest data breaches - with some 100 million people potentially affected by the hack on its Playstation...

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