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  • EU: ENISA publishes report on pseudonymisation for personal data protection - The report examines pseudonymisation in more complex situations, such as asymmetric encryption, secure multi-party computation, and group pseudonyms, as well as discussing different pseudonymisation options for the healthcare industry.  https://www.enisa.europa.eu/news/enisa-news/cybersecurity-to-the-rescue-pseudonymisation-for-personal-data-protection
  • Spain: Decree amending NIS implementation law published in Official Gazette - In relation to the strategic and operational structure for the protection of networks and information systems, the decree seeks to establish the NIS Implementation Law in accordance with the security responsibilities of operators of critical services (‘OESs’) and digital service providers (‘DSPs’), in addition to handling security incidents. https://www.boe.es/diario_boe/txt.php?id=BOE-A-2021-1192
  • Belgium: DPA publishes recommendations for data cleansing and record destruction - The Belgian Data Protection Authority (‘the Belgian DPA’) released recommendations for data controllers on data cleansing and the destruction of records. The guidelines are intended, in particular, to help data controllers avoid unauthorized access to personal data stored in such records and to ensure the privacy of personal data belonging to Belgian citizens. https://www.autoriteprotectiondonnees.be/publications/recommandation-n-03-2020-du-11-decembre-2020.pdf
  • EU: ENISA publishes report on CSIRT cooperation in fighting cybercrime - The European Union Agency for Cybersecurity (‘ENISA’) published a report and training manual on the cooperation of Computer Security Incident Response Teams (‘CSIRTs’), law enforcement agencies (‘LEAs’), and the judiciary in the context of combatting cybercrime. You can read the press release here: enisa.europa.eu/…/training-together-to-fight-cybercrime-improving-cooperation, download the report here: enisa.europa.eu/…n/at_download/fullReport and access the training here: enisa.europa.eu/…terial/legal-cooperation
  • Ireland: Protecting Personal Data When Working Remotely - Measures to control and prevent the spread of COVID-19 are involving more people working remotely than usual. Below are some tips to keep personal data safe when working away from the office. For more information you can consult their guidance on data security. https://www.dataprotection.ie/en/dpc-guidance/blogs/protecting-personal-data-when-working-remotely
  • Paper – Data and its (dis)contents: A survey of dataset development and use in machine learning research - Datasets have played a foundational role in the advancement of machine learning research. They form the basis for the models we design and deploy, as well as our primary medium for benchmarking and evaluation. Furthermore, the ways in which we collect, construct and share these datasets inform the kinds of problems the field pursues and …

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  • Europe – ENISA: Cloud Security for Healthcare Services report - The European Union Agency for Cybersecurity (ENISA) published the Cloud Security for Healthcare Services report, which provides cybersecurity guidelines for healthcare organisations to help further digitalise with cloud services. Building on ENISA’s procurement guidelines for cybersecurity in hospitals, published early last year, this new report assesses the cybersecurity risks of cloud services and offers good practices for …

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  • International: ISO releases series of standards for biometric security - The International Organization for Standardization (‘ISO’) announced that it had released a series of new standards on biometric security. In particular, ISO outlined that, considering the increasingly widespread use of biometrics as an effective means of verifying identification, ensuring its security is essential. https://www.iso.org/advanced-search/x/title/status/P,U/docNumber/19989/docPartNo/docType/0/langCode/ics/currentStage/true/searchAbstract/true/stage/stageDateStart/stageDateEnd/committee/sdg