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

COVID-19, Data Protection law and Privacy… Or the needs of the many vs the needs of the one.

When you have no right to privacy, Data Protection law governs the organisations respect for your information. It should not be Data Utility vs Privacy, but Data Protection and Data Utility. The terms data protection and privacy are often used interchangeably.  Recently I have seen a high number of articles about “COVID-19 Symptom tracking Apps” and … Continue reading COVID-19, Data Protection law and Privacy… Or the needs of the many vs the needs of the one.

Belgium DPO conflict of interest resulted in a fine

2 years on and finally a fine pertaining directly to the role of the DPO.... hurray! What a great celebration for GDPR and each of us who have the privilege to be a Data Protection Officer. Avoidance of a conflict of interest for the DPO is super important in any organisation because the role requires … Continue reading Belgium DPO conflict of interest resulted in a fine

GDPR is very Personal

It is a personal post. Not that it is annivarsary of GDPR so I am very emotional due to that but because to me, GDPR is very personal and I hope you don’t mind. Personal Letter When was the last time you sent a letter? I do not mean letter to tax office, employment agency, … Continue reading GDPR is very Personal