Data Collection: Minneapolis – St. Paul, USA, Civil Disturbance

It was reported on U.S. news today that a U.S. military Predator drone was used last night to collect data during the riot in Minneapolis - St. Paul, USA. The drone flew in circles for what appeared to be a 10 mile radius. The news report said that a large amount of personal data was … Continue reading Data Collection: Minneapolis – St. Paul, USA, Civil Disturbance

Work from home safely. Get cybersecurity cement.

Since March we have seen an increase in cyber incidents relating to the current pandemic. During this period reports suggest not necessarily an increase in cybercrime but instead s a visible increase in the use of Covid19 for tricking unsuspecting victims. In other words, no new crimes, but old crimes using new tricks. Phishing, malicious … Continue reading Work from home safely. Get cybersecurity cement.

A GDPR Retrospective

Two years on and GDPR is still going strong. However, there’s still so much in front of us. Case law and other regulations like the new ePrivacy Regulation (ePR) whenever it will be approved will bring even more changes.  In retrospective, the implementation of GDPR was an eye opener to so much more than the mere … Continue reading A GDPR Retrospective

Available Presentation: Data Licensing and Privacy Protection Workshop for University TTOs

Here is a link to a January 2020 webinar co - presented with a colleague at the University of Southern California, covering the twin issues of privacy protection and data licensing. Enjoy! https://techtransfercentral.com/marketplace/distance-learning/data-licensing-and-privacy-protection-workshop-for-university-ttos/

Finnish business fined for tracking employees

In Finland one of the first fines handed out to a water supply management company which used location data in the vehicles used by employees which is considered systematic monitoring. A DPIA should be conducted. Taken from DLA Piper blogFollowed from a complaint made by an individual. Kymen Vesi processed location data of its employees … Continue reading Finnish business fined for tracking employees

Privacy, Civics, the STEM Disciplines, and the Future

By James Casey, Esq., CPP The recent passage of Resolution 108 at the ABA House of Delegates meeting in Austin, Texas, presented a wonderful opportunity to speak again to the importance of Civics in American life. Supported by the Standing Committee on Election Law, Section of Civil Rights and Social Justice, Standing Committee on Public … Continue reading Privacy, Civics, the STEM Disciplines, and the Future

The sizeable gap

Is it more important for a Data Protection Leader to be an expert in data protection law, or to orchestrate behavioural change from top to bottom?I’m still surprised by the number of job ads for data protection leadership roles that focus heavily on the need to have either a legal background, or a deep understanding … Continue reading The sizeable gap