Apple has a new ad to promote its privacy features on the iPhone; WhatsApp has launched a privacy marketing campaign; and even Google has committed to working with regulators to design a set of technologies it’s calling the Privacy Sandbox.  
It’s good to see the technology sector starting to take privacy more seriously. We have no doubt that one factor fuelling this shift is customer pressure. People are increasingly aware of the potential for intrusion in their private lives and are prepared to vote with their feet when they don’t feel their data is being handled with care. 
If you want to boost the confidence of your customers around your approach to privacy, we’d be happy to help. 

New to our network

Second Nature joins the Privacy Compliance Hub

The potential for data to create truly personalised healthcare has whetted many an entrepreneur’s appetite in recent years. But the enthusiastic search for progress and innovation must be matched by an enthusiasm for privacy.

That’s why we’re thrilled to announce the health-tech startup Second Nature has joined Privacy Compliance Hub. The company has raised $13 million so far to develop its digital programme and has thousands of participants all working to lose weight sustainably. “We’re delighted the team will be using our solution to make privacy compliance … well, second nature,” our co-founder Nigel says. 

This month’s privacy news

  • There have been further calls from EU bodies for a ban on biometric surveillance in public and the categorisation of individuals by AI systems.   
  • Ikea France has been fined €1m for spying on staff. Its former CEO was also handed a two-year suspended sentence and €50,000 fine. 
  • TikTok has given itself permission to collect biometric data on US users, including faceprints and voiceprints, after an update to its privacy policy.
  • The world’s biggest meat producer JBS paid a $11m ransom in bitcoin after hackers shut down its global operations.
  • Plans for the creation of a central NHS digital database from GP records in England have been delayed until September. 

If you are interested in speaking with us about how the new, improved Privacy Compliance Hub can help your organisation, please click the button below or email us at

We look forward to helping you get privacy sorted.

Nigel & Karima

Co-Founders of The Privacy Compliance Hub