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What measures are appropriate for GDPR?

Unless you've been living under a rock for the last few months, you know about the General Data Protection Regulation and the new UK Data Protection Act 2018. As part of their frantic preparations to be ready for GDPR, some people asked me what measures they had to put in place to keep data secure. The… Continue reading What measures are appropriate for GDPR?

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What to do in a personal data breach

"We are serious about the handling of personal data and keep all your data secure." Everybody says that, don't they? That doesn't necessarily mean they won't commit a personal data breach though. Some breaches arise because of poor security which fails to prevent hackers. Others are due to carelessness or accidents by employees. Many people… Continue reading What to do in a personal data breach

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Does UK need privacy shield after human rights repeal?

Someone asked me on Twitter how the repeal of the Human Rights Act in the UK would affect an adequacy decision for UK data transfers. It is simpler to blog about it than try to squeeze the answer into numerous tweets, so here goes... For all this talk about Brexit, many people forget that the… Continue reading Does UK need privacy shield after human rights repeal?

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NSA, GCHQ and even Donald Trump are all after your data

As production and usage of data keeps growing globally, it’s worth remembering that the US government wants access to your information and will use warrants, decryption or hacking to get to it. That’s not news and the US government has many tools in its box. Many had already heard of the Uniting and Strengthening America… Continue reading NSA, GCHQ and even Donald Trump are all after your data