Tag Archives: data privacy

Tougher Privacy Laws

I am all for tougher privacy laws, especially for companies that have not followed basic security practices for securing data. There is a proposal from US Senator Ron Wyden that would increase penalties and give more rights to consumers. Consumers could opt … Continue reading

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The Data Industrial Complex

At a keynote this week (video, transcript), Tim Cook, CEO of Apple, outlined some of the issues that we face in this world where technology is being used to gather, hoard, sell, and use tremendous amounts of data. He used … Continue reading

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We Need Data Privacy Consistency

For most of the last year, I’ve had quite a bit of my time devoted to the GDPR and related topics. My company is affected, as it’s based in the UK. Not only must we comply, but we know many … Continue reading

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What Data is Really Needed?

The GDPR took effect in May of this year, at least with regards to enforcement. A few days after the May 25 date, a German court ruled against ICANN, the company that registers domain names on the Internet and manages … Continue reading

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Anonymisation Confusion

The GDPR starts getting enforced in a few weeks. It’s been law for a couple years, but the authorities have given companies time to comply. I know various entities are frantically working towards compliance as I keep getting updates to … Continue reading

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The Nightmare Letter

I’m not sure if this imaginary GDPR letter is a nightmare, but I do know that in most of the organizations where I’ve worked, this type of request would result in a crash project for me. I’d be working long hours, contacting … Continue reading

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The GDPR Sky is Falling

David Poole wrote a nice summary of the GDPR regulations that come into force this spring in Europe. He covers a number of the sections, trying to provide a simple explanation of the potential issues from the perspective of a data … Continue reading

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A Data ID

It sounds good. A universal ID that can be used for your identifiable data, in case you happen to lose your paperwork. Paperwork? When will that term become lost to history? These days, less and less of anything is available … Continue reading

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