Against a background of further high-profile fines and company reputation shredding, it may not be good news to learn that the GDPR may not be the last word in Data Protection regulation for organisations to contend with. The 2018 Data Protection Act is imminent and in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, the European Data Protection Board ( the replacement for the Article 39 Group) is limbering up and consulting on further regulation concerning the electronic processing of data.
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Schadenfreude as you probably know is a German short-hand term that means the pleasure derived by someone from another person’s misfortune.
Some of us may have been tempted to a wry smile watching Mark Zuckerberg over several weeks trying to explain and make some amends, for the many ways in which Facebook have sold our data to third parties.
Others of us may have more serious concerns as a result over the way companies like Cambridge Analytica and Aggregate IQ apparently amass ... Continue Reading →
According to the new General Data Protection Regulation, going live on May 25th 2018, (GDPR), ‘personal data‘ means “any information relating to an identifiable person who can be directly or indirectly identified in particular by reference to an identifier”.
In reality, this means anything that can be used to build up a picture of someone either
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- directly: for example your home address in a database of addresses,
- or indirectly: ie by working with other data to discover things – so a council tax ...