Posts Tagged ‘Data Privacy’
First Annual Report from the DPC
The first annual report from the Data Protection Commission, under the auspices of the GDPR has just been released.Read More
GDPR fines are starting to come.
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 an App maker. So the GDPR fines are beginning to come. Let’s take a quick look at these three cases and then see what you…Read More
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 are only fined £500,000?” I hear you cry.Read More
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 food they’ve eaten. I went on holiday recently in remote, rural Ireland and I did pretty much all of the above.Read More
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 the ability, by others, to continue to read your e-mail remains, and you may have given some other company access to do so without being…Read More
MyFitnessPal Breach – Bigger than Equifax
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, the website’s owner, reported the breach yesterday.Read More
Does Your VPN Leak Data?
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 that several VPN providers are putting your privacy at risk by leaking some data that should be kept secret.Read More
Cambridge Analytica were nosey ninnies
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 of a number of elections across the world in recent years. Most notably the 2016 US Presidential Election.Read More
Data Protection Policy Template
The GDPR requires every business to have a data protection policy, which needs to be reviewed regularly.Read More
Privacy Notice Requirements
The GDPR requires a privacy notice to be Concise, transparent and written in clear and plain language.Read More
Password Sharing = Data Breach
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 awareness training.” I even have a commandment for it.Read More
Data Breaches – what’s the risk to you?
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 your problem – or is it?).Read More
PSC – What’s all the fuss about a little 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 discussion taking place. So in this post I’ll try to set out what is happening and why you may want to be concerned or not,…Read More
Your receipt by e-mail. Is this OK?
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 use it for, then that might be great because I will then have an electronic copy that I can keep and not have to worry…Read More