Data protection gets a right royal mention | CyberSecuritySpeak

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This week saw cybersecurity being discussed at the highest levels in both the UK and Europe. In the UK, the Queen outlined in her speech to parliament a new data protection bill which includes a proposal for a “right to be forgotten”. This new proposal will ensure that personal data is deleted on a more regular basis and reduce the risk and damage from data breaches.

In Europe, a European Parliament committee has proposed end-to-end encryption is enforced on all forms of all digital communications including messaging services such as WhatsApp and iMessage. By writing this into European law, personal data and messages will be further protected and citizen’s privacy will be enshrined in law.

What both these story show is the importance that cybersecurity is now seeing at the government and parliamentary level. Communicating in the cybersecurity space needs to reflect these changes and take into account how businesses and organisations can ensure they are communicating with the right influencers and at the right level.

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SC Magazine

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The Register

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