First Annual Report from the DPC

first annual report

The first annual report from the Data Protection Commission, under the auspices of the GDPR has just been released.

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GDPR fines are starting to come.

GDPR fines

Shortly after I posted about the Austrian GDPR fine, another fine was issued by the regulatory authority in Portugal. Late last week the German regulatory authority imposed another fine on…

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Facebook are only fined £500,000

Facebook are only fined £500,000

You remember the Facebook/Cambridge Analytica mess from earlier this year? Well, Facebook have been issued with a notice that they are to be fined £500,000 as a result of this. “What? Facebook…

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Holiday Data Breach Photos.

Most normal people go on holidays, forget about work, relax and enjoy themselves. They also, probably take lots of nice photos of the great places they’ve been and the nice…

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Who’s been reading your Gmail?

Who's been reading your Gmail

For a long time the answer to the question “Who’s been reading your Gmail?” has been Google’s advertising algorithms. They stated that they have stopped doing that last year. However…

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MyFitnessPal Breach – Bigger than Equifax

MyFitnessPal Breach

The MyFitnessPal online fitness and nutrition website has suffered a data breach which affects up to 150 million customers. That is a few million more than the Equifax breach. Under Armour,…

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Does Your VPN Leak Data?

VPN leak

It’s probably not a question most people would ask when they purchase a Virtual Private Network (VPN), but maybe you should ask “Does this VPN leak data?” It’s been revealed…

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Cambridge Analytica were nosey ninnies

Cambridge Analytica and Facebook

Cambridge Analytica have been rumbled. They have used Facebook data in ways that it should not have been used. By doing so, they have influenced and possibly manipulated the results…

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Data Protection Policy Template

data protection policy

The GDPR requires every business to have a data protection policy, which needs to be reviewed regularly.

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Privacy Notice Requirements

Priavacy Notice

The GDPR requires a privacy notice to be Concise, transparent and written in clear and plain language.

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Password Sharing = Data Breach

password sharing

I saw the tweet below about password sharing from Nadine Dorries, currently a British MP and initially thought “That’s not a good idea. This person needs to receive some security…

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Data Breaches – what’s the risk to you?

data breaches clown

You probably keep hearing about data breaches. For example the AIB customer data breach that came out today. The recent Equifax data breach in the US (it’s only for Americans, so not…

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PSC – What’s all the fuss about a little card?

PSC - Public Services Card

The Public Services Card (PSC) has become something of a “hot-button” topic in recent weeks. It’s been featuring on the national radio stations in the last week with plenty of…

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Your receipt by e-mail. Is this OK?

Receipt or e-mail

I’ve noticed an upsurge in retailers asking me for my e-mail address, so they can send me a copy of my receipt. If that is all they are going to…

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