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Court said NO to Facial Recognition Technology

FIRST EVER DECISION OF A FRENCH COURT APPLYING GDPR TO FACIAL RECOGNITION. Facial recognition technology deemed disproportionate measure in schools.

Facial Recognition technologies

Facial Recognition technology collect sensitive biometrics data, they are inacurate and put data at risk.

You Should be Freaking out About Privacy

Guest post by Kurt Brand, Executive IT Consultant and Interim CDO/CIO/CTO/CISO If you want to do yourself a big favor, please invest a short moment of your precious time to watch this 12 minute New York Times video published on Dec 20, 2019, under the heading “You should be freaking out about privacy”: https://t1p.de/8pfe The video…
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Privacy at a glance

A New Year, a new decade, a new Privacy law, the California Consumer Privacy Act entered into force this January 2020. The EU General Data Protection Regulation made a big bang noise with its unprecedented treat of fines. The general public started to be more aware of the value of their personal data. As we…
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Privacy, Education and Human Dignity

Access to knowledge for everyone in the increasingly-interconnected society has been a tool for democracy. We discuss here the dangers of a world online and the growing concerns about state surveillance, security, privacy and exploitation. We discuss our right to protect our individual freedom. We conclude that privacy is a fundamental Human Rights in order to guarantee human dignity and freedom.

Interview with Cybertalks

Pre GDPR data privacy principles were ignored…and companies are still complacent as the ICO has been slow to fine organisations for failure to comply. Tara Taubman-Bassirian LLM, GDPR, Data Protection and IP consultant – Voted Privacy Hero of the Year, talks to Karla Reffold in a Cybertals interview about GDPR and the rights of Data Subjects.

Interview With the Privacy Professor Rebecca Herold

2018 privacy hero of the year, Tara Taubman-Bassirian, discusses the EU GDPR, the increasing need for protecting privacy in the increasingly technology-rich environment, and some activities for Data Privacy Day on January 28, 2019. What are the benefits of GDPR? Where can it be improved upon? What do companies struggle with most for GDPR compliance? What is a “hot potato” GDPR issue? How are binding corporate rules (BCRs) used for non-adequate countries? How has Brexit impacted GDPR compliance? Why does privacy matter? What are the current largest threats to privacy? What are some activities for Data Privacy Day? Hear Tara discuss these topics, and more, with Rebecca.

WOMEN IN CYBER! Brexit no Deal

Cybertalks publish WOMEN IN CYBER! Tara Taubman-Bassirian is interviewed about Brexit and the UK data Protection.

Interview with DataGrail

Interview Series: Tara Taubman Bassirian, Data Protection and IP Consultant at Data Rainbow

UK Watchdog Investigation of British Airways and Marriott Hotels Security Breaches

Following an incident reported to the ICO in September 2018, the Information Commissioners Office (ICO), the UK’s data protection supervisory authority, investigated and uncovered that the personal data of up to 500,000 BA customers had been unlawfully accessed. The BA’s website had been diverted to a dummy site where customer details were harvested by hackers. Some credit cards long number and security codes had been discolosed causing serious security breaches. On 8th of July 2019, the ICO published a Notice of Intent to fine British Airways 183 million £.

Privacy Insights by Stewart Room

Sharing Stewart Room’s Privacy insights with his authorisation. Stewart Room is Partner at PwC UK. Top reasons to cherish concepts of privacy: ? Discovery and development: we need a private place to develop and grow, to experiment and to find out who we are. ? Happiness: our relationships with one another require a private place…
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Websites surreptitiously tracking and reporting on visitors

Website tracking and monetizing website visitors. What liability for web owners?

CCTV cameras and captured images

Big Brother is taking over our streets and buildings. This omniveillance has severe chilling effects on our Fundamental Rights of freedom and human dignity. We are seriously suffocating in our Panoptican society.

Consent in direct Marketing

The ICO has fined a PPI claims management company £120,000 for sending unlawful spam texts about its services.

Facebook Saga

In the land of Facebook things are getting tough. UPDATE : There is an abundance of Facebook headlines in the news and the saga continues. 2019 is going to be the year of GAFAs, will Facebook survive? the combat of lobbies is tough. Via Mario Guglielmetti : ‘the Parliament(s) of 9 countries of the world,…
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Increasing Fines Expected from German DPAs

In Germany, nationwide, fines have been issued in 41 cases because of GDPR violations. Especially small companies are apparently unprepared for the new rules.

How to Understand the GDPR Legitimate Interest

Much confusion around the concept of Legitimate Interest justifying Personal Data Processing. Worth going back to the roots.

GDPR, Data Privacy Day and The Need for Privacy

Data Security and Privacy interview of Tara Taubman-Bassirian by the Privacy Professor, Rebecca Herold, Tuesday at 2 PM PacificJanuary 22nd 2019: GDPR, Data Privacy Day and The Need for Privacy Episode Description 2018 privacy hero of the year, Tara Taubman-Bassirian, discusses the EU GDPR, the increasing need for protecting privacy in the increasingly technology-rich environment,…
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HAPPY PRIVACY DAY @)!( !!

apps demand access to your private information such as location, contacts and text messages. How would you react if real people demanded the same?

Google Subject to the Biggest Fine Under GDPR

In what is today the biggest fine under the GDPR, the French Data Protection Authority CNIL investigated Google Android transparency in Data procession. The investigation was consecutive to two class actions filed on the 25th of May 2018. One by the Austrian NGO Non Of Your Business (NOYB), another by the French La Quadrature du Net (LQDN). This decision worth a close look.