Category: privacy

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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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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.

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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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.

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.

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.

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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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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