We’ve recently joined a Cyber Security forum, to keep up to date with threats from the Interweb: the stuff of nightmares for IT security people.
(Of course, they themselves can also create headaches – things unexpectedly stop working when a so-called ‘patch’ is installed, because they hadn’t accounted for “Terry in Finance” linking to an old, but desperately needed programme on another server).
But these people are your guardians, the keepers of the keys: it is they who will protect you, and ... 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 ...