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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.

Navigating the new EU Data Protection Rules

The General Data Protection Regulation, or “GDPR” – “Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data, and repealing Directive 95/46/EC. – was published 4 May 2016. Enforceable after a grace period of two year, from the 28th of May 2018.

PRIVACY BY DESIGN AND BY DEFAULT UNDER THE GDPR

PRIVACY BY DESIGN have been developed and conceptualised since the 90’s by Ann Cavoukian, Ph.D., and for the first time, a mandatory legal text has included its tenets, the GDPR.

Website transparency : Cookies and privacy notice

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is not against data processing when done in respect with the data subject rights. The amount of electronically available data and curation and storage tools, justify a better protection. Privacy is a Fundamental Human Right, for dignity and freedom.

GDPR Material and Territorial Scopes

There has been and still remains interrogations and uncertainties around the scope of application of the General Data Protection Regulation.

What is Protected by the GDPR ?

The General Data Protection Regulation applies to Personal Data. But do we know what exactly defines Personal Data? The UK ICO recently published a clarification document.

Why Privacy Matters

The crumbs of information left behind, get aggregated and build a picture, sometimes distorted, that follows us.

What to retain from the GDPR after BREXIT

Since the UK referendum vote for BREXIT much has been speculated about the situation of the UK with regard to compliance to the GDPR enforceable from 28 May 2018. Although they are uncertainties, the recent UK Information Commissioner speech has reinforced the opinion that UK businesses need to get ready to comply.

French CNIL’s six first month of GDPR

The CNIL investigated mobile applications using embedded software development kit (SDK) and ad biding gathering personal data even when the application is not in use. The data collection is activated by default, which is contrary to the principal of privacy by design.

After Air Canada Breach Here Comes British Airways

Hundreds of thousands lose bank details as British Airways hacked Data stolen from hundreds of thousands of British Airways customers in major breach A data breach follows a data breach. It’s not IF it’s when. Is your organisation ready to react? The New European Data Protection Regulation that entered into force on May 25 after…
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Consenting to Consent Needs Consent?

UPDATE from the European Commission : Does consent given before 25 May 2018 continue to be valid once the GDPR starts to apply on 25 May 2018? A very much timely clarification from the ICO : Myth#9 We have to get fresh consent from all our customers to comply with the GDPR. Steve Wood, Deputy Commissioner busts…
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Don’t Shoot the GDPR with the Grandma

A deluge of posts and articles have invaded the social media. How the GDPR could forbid a grandma to post her grand children’s photos online?!!!

Life Under Digits

Here are a series of incidents involving Internet connected technologies. What are the privacy and ethics implications?

France Initiatives to Tackle the Challenges of Artificial Intelligence

Thursday, 19th January 2017, the French ‘Office parlementaire d’évaluation des choix scientifiques et technologiques (OPECST)’ hold a public hearing on Artificial Intelligence in the Senate. Five ‘table ronde’ or round table were organised mostly with academics on the different aspects of the societal moves due to Artificial Intelligence (AI or IA in French) : The…
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Copyright Claim to Deny Freedom of Speech

Update December 2016 : You can no longer be sued for leaving negative reviews online. Late February, a court ruled in favor of a dentist claiming copyright protection on her patients’ reviews. In this case, surprisingly enough the dentist, prior to any treatment, had asked clients to sign a confidentiality agreement to benefit from a…
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The Right to be Forgotten is No Censorship

In its landmark decision Google Spain SL, Google Inc. v Agencia Española de Protección de Datos, Mario Costeja González of 13th May 2014, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) holds that: 1 – A search engine processes personal data; 2 – The search engine is a controller because it determines the purposes and means…
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How an Online Negative Review Can Be Positively Exploited

An angry customer leaves a negative comment about a restaurant on Yelp. The offended manager replies publicly, and it all goes heatedly viral online