New commissions, March 2013: security and privacy

This month, the focus seems to be security and privacy.

I am currently looking for input for several features, with quite short turnaround times.

Please do not call to pitch, please email journalism@stephenpritchard.com with full details of the spokesperson and availability. Emails suggesting unnamed “senior experts” will not be answered.

The Times: Getting ready for a new EU data protection regime
2014 is a critical year for the controversial European Data Protection Regulation, as many expect it to finally come into force this year, or in 2015. This article will explore the 3-5 key points of the incoming laws such as bigger fines, 24hr disclosure and an enforced data privacy officer and offer clear, concise advice on what companies should prepare for, and what they should do it to minimise the impact it has on their organisation when the regulation is enforced.
Focus: UK. Expertise sought: academics, analysts, lawyers, security and privacy consultants, chief privacy or security officers in business.
Deadline for suggested spokespeople: 5pm, 3 3 14. Interviews need to be completed by 6 3 14 so please ensure suggested spokespeople are available in that timeframe.

 

The Financial Times: Connected Business (theme: Big data and Analytics)
– please note these are two separate features
Security

How do you stop your data leaking? What is current best practice for keeping data safe? 5-6 points all businesses should consider

Legal issues

What data can you collect – and what shouldn’t you collect? For example, can you collect licence plate information, or use facial recognition? The US Commerce Department is working with tech companies on a voluntary code of conduct on use of facial recognition. What will this mean in practice?

Focus: Global. Expertise sought: academics, analysts, lawyers, security and privacy consultants, chief privacy or security officers in business, senior (main board level) executives in the security and privacy industry.
Deadline for suggested spokespeople: 5pm, 6 3 14. Interviews need to be completed by 14 3 14 so please ensure suggested spokespeople are available in that timeframe.

 

Many thanks in advance!

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About stephenpritchard
Freelance journalist specialising in business and technology, based in London (UK).

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