Citing a “significant increase in cybercrime” during the COVID-19 pandemic, the New York Department of Financial Services (DFS) issued guidance to all New York State regulated entities identifying areas of heightened cybersecurity risks. DFS advised regulated entities they should assess and address these areas as per cybersecurity regulation 23 NYCRR Part 500.

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The European Data Protection Board (EDPB) publishes its first annual report and reveals a road map for guidance to come.

In 2019 and 2020, the EDPB aims to focus on data subjects’ rights, the concept of the controller and processor and legitimate interest.

The EDPB will also consider technologies such as connected vehicles, blockchain, artificial