More European data protection stuff, I’m afraid. If you’re new to this, you can read my previous posts on the forthcoming Europe-wide General Data Protection Regulation: GDPR – the headlines GDPR – no easy get-out on consent GDPR – (para 3) – early warning on staff consent So, anyway, here I am reading the European … Continue reading It’s here and there’s no stopping it
Here’s today’s summary of all the security news that’s fit to print (and at least vaguely relevant to normal people). The ICO is preening over having effectively shut down a cold-calling firm that breached rules on automated calls. The fine? £350,000. The company’s reaction? Liquidation. Hmmm. So pop quiz: what will the ICO do the … Continue reading And in other news…
What are the GDPR? New regulations that are presently expected to come in to force in 2018, governing how companies operating in the EU deal with the personal data of EU residents. What is personal data? Any information that may be used to single out an individual. This is a broader definition than the one … Continue reading General Data Protection Regulations – the headlines
More Euro weirdness. The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has decided that an employer was justified in monitoring an employee’s private Yahoo Messenger chats. That happened in 2007, when Yahoo Messenger was still a thing, but it’s the principle that matters. It may have taken a mere 9 years to grind its way through … Continue reading Yes, you can snoop on your staff
Microsoft and Amazon have both revealed that they are building data centres in the EU. In Microsoft’s case, Deutsche Telekom will be the data “trustee”; I assume this is in part an anticipatory response to the ongoing Stored Communications Act lawsuit presently in progress in Dublin (in brief, a case to determine whether US government … Continue reading Death of the internet or birth of better privacy?