Cloud personality?

I've been shortlisted for cloud personality of the year at the UK Awards which takes place on 15 March at Oxo2. Thanks to whoever nominated me. I'm in good company on the list and may the best man (this year all three on the shortlist are men) win! See you there.

Truth & lies

Data: sorting the truth from the lies

I hear odd data myths. Here's a compilation. Myth 1: UK law says I can't transfer my data outside the UK Truth: Wrong. You can transfer within the EEA, to any country on the EU Commission's adequacy list and to other countries with appropriate safeguards, such as the EU/US Privacy Shield. Myth 2: German law… Continue reading Data: sorting the truth from the lies


Are you ready for GDPR?

GDPR becomes enforceable on 25 May 2018 and, since Brexit will happen after that, UK businesses will have to comply. What do you need to know? Hefty fines It's already gained much coverage. The largest fines - the higher of 4% of annual global turnover or €20m - will be for breaches of the fundamental obligations,… Continue reading Are you ready for GDPR?


Data update in EU & US

EU The European Court of Justice recently ruled that the general and indiscriminate retention of data is incompatible with the E-Privacy Directive. This was in relation to the now defunct UK Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Act but will put pressure on its replacement, the Investigatory Powers Act 2016. The EU Commission has published a new draft E-Privacy Regulation to… Continue reading Data update in EU & US