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Global Data Diaries | May 28, 2021

Updated: Apr 6, 2022

View from Peter Lancos, CEO

"Welcome to another edition of eXate's Global Data Diaries. As China seeks to bolster its world-leading big data industry, which has transformed businesses and people's daily lives, there are calls for more efforts to protect data security. In addition to increasing investment in security, regulations are needed to ensure that both domestic and foreign businesses enhance the protection of consumer data. In other news, The Financial Times revealed that NHS Digital, which runs the health service’s IT systems, will create a database containing the medical records of around 55 million patients in England who are registered with a GP clinic."

Calls rise for better data protection

At the China International Big Data Industry Expo 2021, a major event for the fast-growing sector that kicked off in Guiyang, Southwest China's Guizhou Province on Wednesday, Chinese officials and industry leaders highlighted bold visions for big data development.

GDPR three years on: 90% of security leaders concerned about data breach litigation

Research by Egress has revealed that an overwhelming 90% of security leaders are concerned about group legal settlements following a serious data breach, compared to 85% who are worried about regulatory fines. Launched to commemorate three years of GDPR, the research also found that almost half (47%) of consumers would likely join a class-action lawsuit against an organisation that had leaked their data, proving security leaders’ fears to be accurate.

NHS to Share Patient Data with Third Parties, Fuelling Privacy and Security Fears

NHS patient data in England will be shared with third parties for research and planning purposes, fuelling concerns about privacy and security, as reported by InfoSecurity Magazine.


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