GDPR text & recitals – arranged by Stefan Meier

A well arranged GDPR text & recitals by Stefan Meier.

The EU’s official GDPR text

ICO on GDPR – breach notification

ICO on GDPR – breach notification.
Next to watch – the Article 29 Working Party guidelines

ICO on GDPR & Big data

ICO on GDPR, Big data & stuff (pdf)

My MPhil/PhD seminar slides

Posting the link to twitter:

My tweet on my MPhil/PhD seminar slides

If you want to bypass twitter, welcome to use this direct access:
Cher’s talks, slides & videos


Brexit – no turning back or U-turn

It’s a pity Theresa May did not trigger Article 50 on 1st April – to fool us all!
The rules of negotiation at EU or international levels will no doubt be shaken and stirred – all for the world to watch, observe and follow. Forget about the leaders – they are mere puppets with strings attached and only for their own shows. The winners and losers will be noted down in the history books but more likely be digitally spread virally – fake or real- who knows or who cares?!
No fake news though in terms of the GDPR in Brexit UK, so only exit and no U-turn allowed for data protection and privacy. It seems that data or more accurately data privacy unite (also dis-unite?) all humanity, whether we like it or not.

EU-US Privacy Shield

It is never a dull moment when it comes to Privacy, especially now Trump is in the White House (when he is not in Trump Tower).

Europe’s Privacy Shield shaken by US prez

Will there be a real test of the EU-US Privacy Shield?


Data Privacy Day 28th January 2017 is also the start of the Chinese New Year – the Fire Rooster Year, an auspicious start for 2017 and #dataprivacy.

No #dataprivacy2017 presentation at City, University of London this year. Looks like last year was the last one, unless another student continues with the yearly event that was started in 2015. Privately, I will continue to support #dataprivacy initiatives as I believe ‘data’ holds the ‘key’ or ‘glue’ that breaks us apart or holds us together to live harmoniously with our environment and in our communities. This year IoTs, next year ‘something else cyber’ or ‘invisible robotics’. Next year another hashtags #dataprivacy2018 and long live #dataprivacy.

Brexit – inconvenient truth of globalisation?

Since the momentous announcement of the outcome of the Brexit-In-Remain-EU Referendum event on Friday 24th June 2016, there’re now countless Brexit related media news/reports and social media rants. Friday 24th June 2016 will go down as ‘Black Friday’, not only in UK but across the globe.

Can UK (or even any EU states) avoid or even stop the onslaught of globalisation and the unintended consequences such as immigration?
I guess one true barometer is time. Like the financial markets (sentiment indicators of the REMAIN voters?), I too reacted negatively (though not making any financial gains from the event!). I can only reflect on the past – the past that brought me to the UK, and more touchingly what brought my grandparents and my parents (immigrants from mainland China to Malaysia) to leave their homeland. I hope my kids (birthplace in England and Scotland) will not have to repeat what their ancestors were forced to do. It certainly wasn’t globalisation that drove my ancestors to seek a new life outside their homeland. Perhaps one day I will dig deeper into humanity in the face of atrocities.

Reflecting on data privacy – a subject that touches on humanity (& touches me) – the Schrems case (2015) as recorded in – The Court of Justice declares that the Commission’s US Safe Harbour Decision is invalid - and elsewhere is certainly worth re-visiting in light of Brexit.

How about examining the Schrems case – substituting US for UK and any other variables you can imagine? Any takers from the UK legal scholars and practitioners?

final adoption of the new EU rules for personal data protection

A new era in data protection and privacy in the EU with the announcement that the EU General Data Protection Regulation that was first drafted in January 2012 will be implemented in 2018.
The link to the EU press release

The blog on the #DataPrivacyDay 2016 event at City University

Here’s the link to the blog on #citylis news;
DataPrivacyDay 2016

Many thanks to Dr David Haynes and Dr Lyn Robinson for posting the blog.