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.

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.

The whispering protocol and covid-19

Covid-19 smart wearable using privacy enhancing technologies popped up in my LinkedIn feed just today.... I was sceptical until I started reading the academic paper for the Whisper Tracing protocol used by the product. This is a product which is not installed on a smart device, it is something you clip to your shirt (or … Continue reading The whispering protocol and covid-19

More on covid-19 and tracking Apps

This is a very short blogpost because of another post I've read which is extremely interesting giving an insight into what both the UK and France are doing in opting for the centralised model of tracing. Read more from Tara TAUBMAN-BASSIRIAN LLM here.

So what would entice you to install/enable a covid-19 App?

So what would entice you to install/enable a covid-19 App? In the UK, where they've developed their own centralised App, (see what .ico says) it is expected that people will download the App in the name of 'civic duty'. Sounds very British 😉 Apparently the Australians have also developed their own App, and I'd be … Continue reading So what would entice you to install/enable a covid-19 App?

Covid-19, a rehearsal for the real horror? and privacy concerns

The use of tracking technologies to collect data on the spread of covid-19 has triggered a lot of discussions concerning the privacy invasions of such practices, one which I got involved in was the installation as a default a tracking App on both Apple and Android devices, which needed to be switched on by the … Continue reading Covid-19, a rehearsal for the real horror? and privacy concerns