The mystery of the odd sock….

I thought this was rather funny. A Post from over 2 years ago, and rather cute at that 🙂

Virtual Shadows

So it’s Monday morning and you need to get to the office, but you only have odd socks in your draws. Where have the matching socks gone?

I have a theory that there are little people living under our houses that run around collecting ‘odd-socks’, to save us from the err of becoming too predictable and symmetric. I call them “the Collectors”. They don’t only collect odd-socks, they collect hair clips, pens, and here is where the information security bit comes in… USB memory sticks,  commonly referred to as ‘thumb-drives’.

How else can we explain where our USB sticks disappear to? How many have you purchased or acquired in the last 10 years? Where are they now? Fortunately for us “the Collectors” are not interested in what is contained within this little plastic sticks, so it really is not a concern to us security conscious individuals. Or is it? Because…

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Final decision on ‘freedom of breach’ in Sweden

Okay so it was the final decision is that a breach cannot be hidden. If an organisation reports a breach to the Swedish SA it is public data, although it seems more specific to IT or security angle. I haven't read the complete ruling yet... Kammarrätten har beslutat att Datainspektionen (DI) måste lämna ut en … Continue reading Final decision on ‘freedom of breach’ in Sweden

Handbook on European data protection law

I came across this pub_FRA published by FRA (European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights). It's target audience is non-legal, but IMHO there is too much detail here to be of interest to a non-legal individual, which is the alleged target audience. Nevertheless, I think it is a great read, although I've not read it all … Continue reading Handbook on European data protection law

Swedish journalists want breach transparency

There is an interesting court case going on in Sweden whereby the Swedish Press had made a case (5200_18 DI and journalist case_publicity vs privacy (1)) against the Datainspektion (Swedish SA) to publish all breaches submitted by Swedish companies.  This is still in progress. Sweden, as you will know from my blog have a very … Continue reading Swedish journalists want breach transparency

Wikiprivacy beta launch – WELCOME!

Finally it is ready for launch, at least beta, we are still fixing the payments part. In the meantime you can take a look at a privacy community I've been working on for over a year now with a Swedish company called Haaartland. To be a member, it will cost only €9 per month as … Continue reading Wikiprivacy beta launch – WELCOME!

Data Protection vs Privacy

OMG Forbes has got it see article, you know that information and security are NOT the same. Maybe the author of the article actually read my latest book. Filip (co-author) says that the use of 'data protection' over 'Privacy' compliance hadn't helped at all in the EU. But I guess we do want to be … Continue reading Data Protection vs Privacy

Google punished for domination

Well this article is not directly privacy, but it does give some insight into how the EU Comission deals with unfair competition. However there is one word in data privacy laws which has a commonality with anti competition, and that is CHOICE.

IP address is personal data

I saw this article in my LinkedIn feed (Sebnem Erener) voiced her opinion on this. IP address IS personal data. Identification does not only mean the name, address, location of a person but also potential identifiability, linkability and inference. Any information that is useful in tandem with other data points to identify individuals is personal data. … Continue reading IP address is personal data

Swedish utgivningsbevis is still in force

It has been interesting watching the action now being made to claim the rights of the data subject as stipulated in the GDPR. On average there seems to be for the larger businesses around 10 SARs requests, although, to say on average is not correct in that we are only one month into the aftermath … Continue reading Swedish utgivningsbevis is still in force

Personal data is still PUBLIC in Sweden!

It seems that the clash on freedom of information and the GDPR in Sweden has finally hit mainstream knowledge. Sweden's open society is clashing with EU privacy law, and regulators are frustrated While the General Data Protection Regulation will this week come into effect across the European Union, some companies in Sweden have nothing to … Continue reading Personal data is still PUBLIC in Sweden!