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Admiral, the car insurer, is today touting a new quotation system that uses Facebook data to profile drivers. Apparently Firstcarquote is designed to risk profile drivers without an insurance history in order to offer the "safer" ones a discount of up to 15%. Big brother? Thin end of a rather nasty wedge? Possibly, but what … Continue reading Admiral vs the GDPR – place your bets now
Just a snippet: Experian, the consumer credit rating agency, is touting itself as the next big thing in targeted marketing. Combine your credit history with some recent transaction data and the claim is they’ll be able to predict your future shopping activity. All sounds a bit Big Brother? Sure, and if you’re in advertising or … Continue reading Stifling innovation or protecting privacy?
Facebook are in trouble again. You remember how a case brought by Max Schrems, an Austrian student, ended up bringing down Safe Harbour – the scheme that allowed EU citizen data to be sent to the US for processing? Well, now Facebook is being investigated by the German anti-cartel authority. The headline is that they … Continue reading A taste of things to come
Do you sell to consumers? Do you collect data on your customers? Then you need to protect it, or there’ll be trouble. Protecting it properly is expensive, and you’ll be in a continuous arms race against hackers and cock-up theory (the inevitability that someone will at some time make a mistake that results in a … Continue reading Just because you can, doesn’t mean you should