#SelfIsolationHelp #StayHomeSaveLives

A new era is dawning

I’m getting a whole swathe of Coronavirus (Covid-19) emails, WhatsApp messages and news from online/TV/Radios & social channels.

It is ‘crazy time’, ‘panic food stocking/hoarding’, ‘deserted café/streets’, ‘unprecedented time’, ‘tumultuous time’ and government calling for lockdown or shutdown and/or social distancing.

The WHO declared last Wednesday 11th March 2020 that COVID-19 can be characterized as a pandemic.

Even the ICO and EDPB have announced news. So now we have 3 categories of DPAs approach to the pandemic. @EUstaran (11:47 AM · Mar 17, 2020) tweeted the DPAs’ positions as follows: Restrictive: BE, FR, LU, NL Neutral: DE, NO, SK, SI, SE Permissive: DK, IE, IT, PL, RU, ES, UK

Whatever we call it – epidemic or pandemic – the one thing that matters to me is that I can stay healthy and have access to my basic needs (air, food, water, electricity & WiFi) and my family and friends.

Scary time for people who feel that they are vulnerable or categorised as vulnerable due to their health or medical conditions. No doubt, everyone wants everyone to be safe.

My student tenant already packed up and left for home (China) and now my niece is packing up to leave for home (Malaysia) too. Her university has shutdown.

This is my 1st experience of what a virus can do to a person, to a country and also at local community. Good to hear/read that neighbourly folks at nextdoor.co.uk are reaching out and offering help for the less fortunate or those affected by the epidemic.

Let us not forget that there are many people who can’t self-isolate or social avoidance or not go to work as they are in the ‘front-line’ and/or are providing essential or basic services that I and so many others rely on in times of crisis or emergencies.

Although the current situation feels like a dawn of a new era, whatever that may be, humanity will find a way to survive. Hope for a new dawn!

With hope…

Simple self-help steps to do daily, check out these:
For main central flows
For immune system, watch Video and follow the simple steps
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2020 a new decade

I started this blog – my 1st – back in December 2007 and back then blogging was a cool thing to do 
Now, I hardly blog and have instead joined the various social media scenes i.e. Facebook, Twitter, Linkedln and lately Instagram (mostly for family-related pictures). Furthermore, I have been busy past 5 years with my PhD where I go beyond edisclosure/ediscovery and examined supply chain risks/relationships, Chinese wuxing, data security, data privacy, data (including cyber/security) incident response and the GDPR. I’ve also examined ethics and the usual PhD stuff on theories. My PhD thesis was on data privacy harm and incident response under the GDPR.

So, what will I be doing moving into 2020 and also with the start of the Chinese New Year, year of the metal Rat on 25th January 2020?

I’ll continue to use this blogging site to showcase or highlight or link to stuff which I’m interested in.
Stay tune in 2020 and beyond…

Wishing everyone a happy, smashing, healthy and prosperous 2020!
Many thanks,

Protecting individuals by making privacy harm measurable and reportable

My PhD Thesis – abstract only (for now)

UK Enterprise Awards – Jollyvip ltd Best Commercial Mediator & Arbitrator – South East London

The newsflash at SME-News.co.uk

Networking evening @Fetch_AI

This post at pressread.com caught my attention today which drove me to attend the networking event.

A huge 2019 privacy fine on Facebook

More action from Facebook to watch out for: ‘We have heard that words and apologies are not enough and that we need to show action.

Also, note The FTC press release:
‘As part of Facebook’s order-mandated privacy program, which covers WhatsApp and Instagram, Facebook must conduct a privacy review of every new or modified product, service, or practice before it is implemented, and document its decisions about user privacy. The designated compliance officers must generate a quarterly privacy review report, which they must share with the CEO and the independent assessor, as well as with the FTC upon request by the agency. The order also requires Facebook to document incidents when data of 500 or more users has been compromised and its efforts to address such an incident, and deliver this documentation to the Commission and the assessor within 30 days of the company’s discovery of the incident.’

PhD – A Triage Playbook: Privacy Harm and Data Incident Response in the UK

PhD in Computer Science #CityGrad 16th July 2019