New Years Resolution – Areas Of Data Protection To Priorities In 2021

By Myles Dacres

The Outsourced DPO took some time off over the Christmas period but what an interesting time it was.  Data protection never sleeps!

The Brexit situation developed on Christmas Eve leaving the UK in another transitional period awaiting an adequacy decision, Citizens Advice reported a whopping 23% rise in website page views on 2019 through pandemic-related job losses, and the SolarWinds Orion platform used by many organisations to monitor their networks was subjected to a cyberattack leading the ICO to issue a statement about the potential global impact of the attack.

2020 was interesting, but the new year will bring with it a whole range of new challenges.
Tune into the podcast above listen to us discuss the year ahead in our first event of the year!

For an invite to join future events and to participate in our podcasts please contact Myles Dacres for a link to join: [email protected]

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Data Protection People Limited – March 2021