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#GDPR Press Briefing in City, University of #London

On 17th April 2018, I was one of the speakers in the GDPR Press Briefing held at City, University of London (City). Checkout the hot off the press ‘City academics discuss GDPR at press briefing’ My written prepared talk is shared below. Privacy and the Individual – What difference will GDPR Make? Thanks John for [...]

A Social Media Working Group from Brussels

Ah! social data will soon be ‘a type of personal data’. Will we see policymakers talking about personal-social or social-personal data? Note this press release from Brussels on ‘A Social Media Working Group (SMWG) Would the ‘voice’ from this new SMWG on the Facebook-Cambridge Analytica scandal add fresh insights to the many ‘voices’ coming from [...]

Anonymisation & GDPR

Yesterday evening, 29th March 2018 I attended a BCS Law Specialist Group event – GDPR: Anonymisation,re-identification risk and GDPR profiling. The talk was presented by Dr. Amandine Jambert from the French Data Authority CNIL. The anonymisation slide is interesting. I asked whether the WP29 thinking (& their opinions) about the 3 properties are for the [...]

ICO statement: investigation into data analytics for political purposes

The ICO statement on 24th March 2018. I assume this is not the first-time such a civil & criminal investigation by the ICO. The ICO’s investigation on the DeepMind-NHS saga (not a scandal?) revealed this: However, an investigation by the ICO discovered several shortcomings in how the data was handled, including that patients were not [...]

social data – Facebook

A well-crafted post by Mark Zuckerberg:

GDPR press briefing

I started using Shapr early this year out of curiosity to ‘test’ and to ‘play’ with the app. So far I’ve met up with a barrister and we had interesting exchanges, including the GDPR. Hard to imagine that I got interested in data protection and privacy way back in 2000. Back then I was a [...]

Privacy-by-design framework

#privacy-by-design framework for the collection and processing of behavioural #data -an #OASIS COEL TC deliverable http://bit.ly/2Hck3W9 The url: https://twitter.com/datachainrisk/status/971197667660492800

Article 29 WP revised guidelines on personal data breach notification

Latest (final?) revised ‘Guidelines on Personal data breach notification under Regulation 2016/679 (wp250rev.01) available here

UK Data Protection (HL Bill) & GDPR

This is an amendment of my blog done last Sunday (4th Feb 2018). The latest UK Data Protection Bill – HL Bill 153 (The Bill) is published here and the Explanatory Notes published here. It’s going to take more of my free Sunday afternoons to plough through the Bill, the Explanatory Notes and also this [...]

Data protection (under current DPA) appeal cases

Just catching up on my tweets and found an interesting post curated by “The Data Chain” an online paper (setup by me). This interesting post: “Data protection in the Court of Appeal & the right to be forgotten” – not #GDPR-related – but will be significant post-GDPR era (from 25th May 2018 onwards). The appeal [...]